Paris Jackson Checks Into Rehab for ’Emotional Health’ + 10 More Hollywood Celebs Who Have Battled Mental Illnesses


Life of the stars always considered to be easy and happy but not many know that celebrities have to fight depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. has compiled a list of famous people who opened up about their depression battles.

Paris Jackson


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Michael Jackson’s daughter has been open about her past mental health struggles. Nearly a year after publicly insisting she wasn’t having a mental breakdown, Paris Jackson has checked into a treatment facility to take care of her emotional health, Entertainment Tonight is reporting.

The free-spirited, 20-year-old  has “decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritize her physical and emotional health,” a source close to Jackson told ET.

Selena Gomez


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Selena Gomez was hospitalized twice in the last 2 weeks and the second time she suffered what sources called an emotional breakdown. Now the  ‘Come & Get It’ singer is at a mental health facility for treatment.

According to the reports, she Gomez despondent and emotional over an alarmingly low white blood cell count in the wake of her kidney transplant. Sources say a family member drove her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.

Selena was released days later but had to be re-admitted late last week because her low blood cell count persisted, and it threw Selena into an emotional breakdown.

Selena posted on September 23 she was taking a break from social media … noting, “Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.”

Singer’s ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, who is now married to Hailey Baldwin, was seen at church without his wife, shortly after TMZ broke the news that Selena Gomez had entered a mental health facility. Bieber was seen looking visibly upset and comforted by friends as he left.


Michelle Williams


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Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams revealed that she recently “sought help from a great team of healthcare professionals” for her ongoing battle with depression. In a statement posted on Twitter, the former Destiny’s Child star said that she’ll “always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need.”


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“I have such debilitating anxiety because of everything going on that I literally wake up in the middle of the night with full-on panic attacks,” she told Cara Delevingne in an interview for Harper’s Bazaar. “Where do I even start? Everything is so horrible, it’s hard to name one thing. I just think that the world needs so much love. I wish I had the power to send Cupid around the planet, as cheesy as that sounds. You go online and you see everyone saying the worst things to each other, and it’s hard to stay positive. It’s hard not to get eaten alive by all the negativity.”



Back in 2006, Beyoncé disclosed that she suffered from depression after Destiny’s Child broke up, “I didn’t eat. I stayed in my room. I was in a really bad place in life, going through that lonely period: ‘Who am I? Who are my friends?’ My life changed.”

Jim Carrey


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Jim Carrey easily makes the short list of history’s most influential comedians, but in an interview with 60 Minutes, the funnyman shocked a lot of people when he acknowledged he has spent much of his life dealing with depression. After the second of his two failed marriages, Carrey sought the help of a psychiatrist who prescribed him Prozac. Though Carrey admits the antidepressant helped him out of an initial jam, he also realized that he couldn’t be one of those who stay on the drug forever.

Chrissy Teigen


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Chrissy Teigen did not hold back in her Glamour open letter about being diagnosed with postpartum depression: “How can I feel this way when everything is so great? I’ve had a hard time coming to terms with that, and I hesitated to even talk about this, as everything becomes such a “thing.”

Halle Berry


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In 2007, Halle Berry revealed to Parade magazine that she contemplated suicide following her divorce, “I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming when I had an image of my mother finding me.”



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In his memoir, The Way I Am, Eminem goes into detail about his battle with depression more than a decade ago. Though the rapper grew up through tough circumstances, in 2006 he found himself reeling after the murder of his close friend and D12 member Proof. His continuously rocky relationship with his ex-wife wasn’t helping either. Eminem recalled, “I have never felt so much pain in my life. It was tough for me to even get out of bed and I had days when I couldn’t walk, let alone write a rhyme.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones


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In 2011 actress Zeta-Jones, 41, revealed that she has bipolar II disorder, which causes severe depression. (People with bipolar II often don’t have the extreme “up” of mania, which is a staple of bipolar I.)

Dateline NBC host Jane Pauley praised Zeta-Jones’ decision to go public, saying that “she has made the world a safer place for people who have the diagnosis.” Pauley, 60, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001 and wrote about her experience in her 2004 memoir, “Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue.”

Brad Pitt


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During the 1990s, Brad Pitt was rising to fame in films like Fight Club and Interview With a Vampire. At the same time, he was sinking into a deep depression that left him irritated, isolated, and drawn to heavy marijuana use. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Pitt described his bout of depression as “one of the seasons or a semester.”  He explained: “This semester I was majoring in depression. I was doing the same thing every night and numbing myself to sleep, the same routine. Couldn’t wait to get home and hide out. But that feeling of unease was growing and one night I just said, ‘This is a waste.’”


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Paris Jackson Checks Into Rehab for ’Emotional Health' + 10 More Hollywood Celebs Who Have Battled Mental Illnesses
Paris Jackson Checks Into Rehab for ’Emotional Health' + 10 More Hollywood Celebs Who Have Battled Mental Illnesses
Life of the stars always considered to be easy and happy but not many know that celebrities have to fight depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. has compiled a list of famous people who opened up about their depression battles.

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