Stars with mental illnesses
During a low point in her career Sheryl Crow suffered a serious period of depression. She said she has struggled with the disease since childhood, but medication and therapy have helped her overcome.
In a 2008 documentary actor Mel Gibson indicated that he has bipolar disorder and has said he suffers from another mental illness, too. He has recently made headlines with his ongoing feud with his ex-girlfriend.
Paula Deen is a famous figure in the kitchen, but she used to fear leaving her house. She credits her 20-year bout with agoraphobia for her culinary skills since cooking was an activity she could do at home.
Funny man Jim Carrey doesn't seem like someone who suffers from depression, but the actor has long battled the disease. He advocates healthy eating and has spoken out against using these to cope.
Former NFL star Herschel Walker revealed his struggle with dissociative identity disorder in his autobiography. The disease caused lapses in his memory, including a major milestone in his life.
Leonardo DiCaprio once played the role of an infamous obsessive compulsive disorder sufferer. The “Aviator” star, whose obsession is focused on stepping on things on sidewalks, shared his struggle with the disorder after the movie came out.
British author J.K. Rowling best known for the “Harry Potter” series spoke out against the stigma of depression and suicidal thoughts when she revealed her own struggle with the disorder when she was in her 20s.