It’s always important to remind ourselves that there shouldn’t be a stigma around mental health issues. Things like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and many other problems that people face are nothing to be ashamed of. And if you’re dealing with them, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, there are tons of celebrities out there who suffer from the same thing, and they’re not afraid to talk about it.
Take Cameron Dallas, for example. The Broadway actor just got real about his past struggles, and fans are so proud of him.
“I go to a lot of therapy. I think what helps me a lot is talking about it, and not even talking about [fame and attention] but just things that I’ve dealt with growing up and like inner struggles that I’ve had, and kind of working through other people that are trying to get past those problems as well,” he explained to Mood Magazine. “I think that does a great deal for me it’s service you know… I have a psychotherapist, a regular therapist, my primary therapist, a sex therapist, I have group therapy, art therapy, music therapy there’s just a bunch of things that you can do and it’s really cool. So, I think speaking out about what your problems are and helping others will help you with your problems as well.”
Back in August, the former Vine star revealed he had spent some time in rehab.
“There’s a lot of people that get sober, go to rehab and they don’t talk about it. You know there is an ugly stigma around it and I think it’s really important that people start speaking out about these things because they’re real problems and you know I will talk about being an alcoholic,” he continued. “For example, about ten percent of everyone in U.S. is an alcoholic. So that means a big percentage of people are affected by an alcoholic. Whether it be yourself or a family member or a friend, or someone that you know. I think it’s really important to speak out. The other thing is too is mental health in general. You know for me drinking was a vehicle that made me more comfortable with myself and helped me numb things, but the real problems are behind that. Like being an ACOA [Adult Children of Alcoholics] growing up with an alcoholic or having your own childhood trauma that you have to work through problems that you have and kind of just speaking out about that.”
It turns out, he’s not the only one. Stars like Noah Cyrus, Dove Cameron, Cara Delevingne, Lili Reinhart, Liam Payne, Ariel Winter, Dua Lipa, Emma Watson, Zendaya, Niki DeMartino, Ariana Grande, Troian Bellisario, Madelaine Petsch, Shawn Mendes, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Kira Kosarin and a ton more have all also bravely opened up about their own mental health issues, and we’re amazed by their strength.
Scroll through the gallery to discover all the other celebrities who have opened up about mental health issues.
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