Mental health disorders do not distinguish between those who are famous and the rest of us. Just take a look at Kanye West and other celebrities dealing with mental health conditions. In fact, celebrities might be more prone to mental health disorders, given the amount of attention they get all the time. It must be difficult to be in the spotlight all the time, and not all of us are equipped to deal with that pressure.
On the other hand, given their high profile and the kind of access they have to mental health professionals, it is also possible that celebrities are diagnosed with mental health disorders more than your average Joe. In any case, their high-profile struggles with these disorders have served to increase awareness.
Kanye West’s bipolarism
Kanye West is definitely one of the most high-profile cases in recent memory. According to various sources, West suffers from bipolar disorder. One of the indicators is his manic approach to work coupled with self-aggrandizement.
This case is particularly well-known and highly publicized due to the rapper’s relationship with Kim Kardashian. West is reportedly looking for a facility to get behavioral treatment, and he might not be alone.
Other celebrities suffering from mental health issues
It is not only about Kanye and bipolarism. There are more celebrities who suffer from a variety of mental health disorders, some of which you might have heard from or dealt with yourself. According to the University of Utah, many celebrities have been quite vocal about their disorders, including:
- Chrissy Teigen – postpartum depression
- Demi Lovato – like Kanye, she suffers from bipolar disorder
- Steve Young – social anxiety disorder
- Donny Osmond – social anxiety disorder
- Michael Phelps – ADHD
- Dan Reynolds – depression
- Leonardo DiCaprio – OCD or obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Daniel Radcliffe – OCD
- Lady Gaga – PTSD
- Adele – postpartum depression
Other celebrities who have struggled with mental health disorders include:
- Justin Bieber – anxiety and depression
- Pete Davidson – borderline personality disorder, depression, and anxiety
- Rayan Reynolds – anxiety
- Billie Eilish – body dysmorphic disorder and depression
- Kristen Bell – depression and anxiety
- Owen Wilson – depression
- Lizzo – stress, anxiety, and depression
- Selena Gomez – bipolar disorder
- Jon Hamm – depression
- Amy Schumer – anxiety
- Mayim Byalik - OCD
Many of these cases have received a lot of media attention, which could serve to raise awareness, or perhaps sharing their experiences is even cathartic for some of these celebrities.
You can also share and seek help
Even if you might not garner the kind of following or attention that Kanye or any of the people in the list above can, it is important to learn from them. Yes, celebrities can definitely suffer from the same kind of mental health disorders that we suffer from. Neither their fortune nor their fame can shield them.
They have the advantage of having the means to get treatment, but even if you do not have the kind of capital they have, you can still get affordable care. The only thing you need to do is learn from them and ask for help.
We can help you with your mental health disorder
Our doctors here at Antidote Health are ready to assist you when you ask for help, and you definitely do not have to be a Kanye-sized celebrity to be able to afford your treatment. Take a look at our plans and see how we can help you.