20 Powerful Mental Health Quotes From Celebrities


You're never alone in your struggle.

Mental health is one of those topics it seems a lot of people don’t talk about. But we’re starting to.

So what is helping with this new wave of mental health positivity and bringing the truth behind it to light? Well, some of our favorite celebrities have decided to be open and candid with their own journeys.

Maybe celebrities think it’s hard to hide their own struggles when they’re constantly in the light, so they’re going to talk about them instead. We see this when celebrities release a statement that they will be entering rehabilitation, or that they will unfortunately be canceling the remainder of their tours.

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Or maybe celebrities just would like to acknowledge how beneficial it is to talk about not only their own mental health struggles, but the topic of mental health in general. Talking about it can be both therapeutic for them, and empowering to those out there struggling with it themselves.

While many celebrities do acknowledge that they know talking about their own mental health will not only help others but also help to de-stigmatize the subject as a whole, they might not realize the extent and depth at which they really are helping people.

Celebrities, they’re just like us. If they can battle and come to terms with their mental health, maybe we can to. And if they can talk about it and seek out help on such a public platform, maybe we can too, in our own ways.

Not only do celebrities discussing their mental health help us realize how normal it is to struggle with, it also helps people not struggling with it themselves understand what others may be going through.

Also, the more celebrities that come forward help us recognize how expansive mental health really is. Celebrities have come forward with struggle ranging from self harm, depression, OCD, eating disorders, panic attack and anxiety, and postpartum depressions.

Not only is there a range of mental illnesses and struggles but there is a range of celebrities who are dealing with them too. From actors to singers to authors, no one is immune to mental health battles, and no one is alone in their fight against it.

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Maybe they talked about their struggle, or how they overcame it, but their honesty and public acknowledgment of their battles are inspiring and much appreciated.

To remind you that you are not alone, and to inspire you to maybe seek help or discuss your own problems aloud, here are some of our favorite celebrities discussing their own mental health journeys.

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Mental health does not affect only one type of person.

“It’s not just people who can’t find a job, or can’t fit in in society that struggle with depression sometimes.”  Jared Padalecki

While it is a part of you, it does not have to control you.
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“It doesn’t have to take over your life, it doesn't have to define you as a person, it’s just important that you ask for help. It’s not a sign of weakness.” Demi Lovato

You need to do what it best for you.

“And every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I’m the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine, and there was a time where I needed some too.”  Miley Cyrus


It is important to take care of yourself.
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“My brain and my heart are really important to me, I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn't I go to a shrink?”  Kerry Washington


It's more common than you may think.

“I didn’t talk to anyone about [postpartum depression]. I was very reluctant.. Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it.” — Adele

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A lot of people are, and you may not even know it.
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“I’m struggling just to get through the days. I think a lot of people are.” — Justin Bieber


It's happening to you, and that is okay.

“A lot of people undermine their own anxiety because they’re like…nothing’s necessarily going wrong. It just happens and it’s just inside of you and that’s not something you should be ashamed of. It’s justified because it’s happening.” — Lili Reinhart


It is an ongoing battle.
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“There’s not shame in dealing with these things. There’s no shame in having to fight everyday.” — Jared Padalecki


Do what is best for you, even if that means taking a step back.

“I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decide that the best way forward is to take some time off.” — Selena Gomez


Don't feel like you need to keep quiet.
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“This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am on of them. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.” — Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Mental health is conflicting and confusing at times.

“Even when you know you want to do something, know that it will be good for you, that you’ll enjoy [performing] when you’re doing it, the anxiety is telling you a different story. It’s a constant battle within yourself.” — Zayn Malik


Just because people can't see it doesn't mean you're not suffering.
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“You don’t see the mental illness: It’s not a mass; it’s not a cyst. But it’s there. Why do you need to prove it?” — Amanda Seyfried


What's the difference?

“In the medical community, you would never deny a diabetic his insulin ever. But for some reasons, when someone needs a serotonin inhibitor, they’re immediately crazy or something. And I don't know, it’s a very interesting double standard that I often don't have the ability to talk about but I certainly feel no shame about.” — Kristen Bell


Treating it can only help you.
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“Yes. I am mentally ill. I’m not embarrassed about it. And I have written my best work not when flirting with the brink, but when treating my chronic health problem with consistency and care.” — John Green


Mental health is not glamourous.

“I feel like there’s this glamour… where the woman who has a psychological illness is in fur, laid out on a chaise. Whereas in reality, a woman with mental illness or… is struggling with her psychological wellbeing is often in sweats and in a T-shirt that used to belong to her dad and is covered in food bits." — Lena Dunham

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Maybe talking about your own struggles will help others with theirs.
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“I don’t regret opening up about what I went through [with depression]. Because, it sounds really cliche, but I have had women come up to me and say, ‘It meat so much to me.'” — Winona Ryder


It will always be a part of you.

“You have good days and bad days, and depression’s something that, y’know, is always with you.” — Winona Ryder


You don't have complete control over what goes on with your mental health.
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“[Postpartum depression] is something that’s completely uncontrollable. It’s really painful and it’s really scary and women need a lot of support.” — Hayden Panettiere


What's to be ashamed of?

“What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time, and I am quite proud that I got out of that.” J. K. Rowling


Don't feel alone, because you're not alone.
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“My advice would be to talk to people about [your anxiety]. Don’t feel alone in it. Treat your body as if you are another person that you need to take care of and heal.” — Felicia Day