Celebrity or not, mental illness does not discriminate. These 10 inspirational actors were each able to accomplish amazing things despite battling depression. While these celebrities represent merely a handful of those living with the condition in the public eye, by opening up about their experiences with depression they are creating new conversations to destigmatize mental illness in its many forms. Here they are speaking candidly about their individual struggles and recovery.

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At just 15-years-old, model turned actress Cara Delevingne hit “a massive wave of depression, anxiety, and self hatred,” she told Vogue in June 2015.

She was took numerous psychotropic medications, saw an armada of therapists, and found herself contemplating suicide in her New York apartment.

“I was packing my bags, and suddenly I just wanted to end it. I had a way, and it was right there in front of me. And I was like, I need to decide whether I love myself as much as I love the idea of death,” she told Vogue.

 

 

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By Jessica Shelton
Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017