See Which 5 Celebrities Are Speaking Out on Mental Health

Even fame and fortune don’t impede the onset of mental health issues. If you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Here are the celebrities that have vocalized their battles with mental health this year:

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 27: James Franco attends Cinespia’s screening of ‘North by Northwest’ held at Hollywood Forever on May 27, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kelly Lee Barrett/Getty Images)

1. James Franco

Immediately after overcoming addictions as a 17 year old, Franco turned to acting, which he revealed became like an addiction.

“I really threw myself into it, and that became everything, to the point where I didn’t even socialize,” he explained to OUT magazine. “And then after, like, 10 years of that, at age 27, I realized, ‘Man, I’m so depressed. On the surface my life seems pretty good—I have a career and everything— but I feel isolated and lonely.’”

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 04: Model Chrissy Teigen attends the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

2. Chrissy Teigen

Teigen got very personal in the April 2017 issue of Glamour, penning an essay in which she opened up about struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety after Luna’s birth.

“Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful. My lower back throbbed; my shoulders — even my wrists — hurt. I didn’t have an appetite. I would go two days without a bite of food, and you know how big of a deal food is for me.” She continued, “Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch and rarely would I muster up the energy to make it upstairs for bed. John would sleep on the couch with me, sometimes four nights in a row. I started keeping robes and comfy clothes in the pantry so I wouldn’t have to go upstairs when John went to work. There was a lot of spontaneous crying.”

She credited John with being her rock, and said she opened up because she wants other moms to know they’re not alone.

“Postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it. And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up: I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do.”


LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Singer Ryan Tedder attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

3. Ryan Tedder

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Lady Gaga
American Music Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 20 Nov 2016

5. Lady Gaga

During an emotional visit with homeless, LGBTQ teens in New York City, the pop star opened up about a struggle she’s kept secret her whole life.

“I told the kids today, ‘I suffer from PTSD.’ I’ve never told anyone that before. So here we are,” Gaga told Today of the visit. “But the kindness that’s shown to me by doctors as well as my family, and my friends, it’s really saved my life.”

She went on to explain how her own struggle allowed her to better understand the struggles facing teens who are pushed away from their families because of their sexuality. “These children are not just homeless or in need. Many of them are trauma survivors. They’ve been rejected in some type of way,” she said. “My own trauma in my life has helped me to understand the trauma of others.”