It’s easy to assume that celebrities, who grace our TV screens and magazine covers every day, are exempt from serious issues like mental illness. Although mental health has been a taboo subject for many years, tons of celebrities now are using their fame to help lift the stigma, and bring the subject out into the open.
Here are a few celebrities who have gone the extra mile and campaigned for more awareness surrounding mental health issues.
Many people were shocked when teen superstar Demi Lovato checked into a facility to seek treatment for critical mental health issues which manifested themselves in bulimia, bipolar disorder, and self-injury.
After she checked out, her willingness to discuss her situation with the media showed that she was not only determined to get better, but was also committed to helping young fans who were suffering from the same issues. She revealed that she had been suffering from anxiety which resulted in self-harm since she was 11 years old. Some of the inspiration for her song “Skyscraper” comes from these troubled times.