Celebrity gossip culture generally leaves me cold. I don’t really care who’s dating whom, who married whom, who divorced whom, who’s feuding with whom, etc. That’s very un-American, I know, but somehow I manage.
One exception: I’m a sucker for stories about famous people who have battled depression and found success anyway. Depending on the celeb and the circumstances, these stories can be motivating, making current problems look a little more manageable and future prospects more wide open. And hearing famous people talk openly about their experiences with depression makes me feel a little less embarrassed to talk about my own struggles. If they can do it, I can do it.
Here are a few stories I’ve stumbled upon recently.
Elsewhere on Smash Depression: Talking Openly About Depression: Tim Ferriss, Kendrick Lamar.
Have you come across any celebrity depression tales that surprised and/or inspired you?