From Angelina Jolie to Jim Carrey: Hollywood stars suffering from mental illnessBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/from-angelina-jolie-to-jim-carrey-hollywood-stars-suffering-from-mental-illness
The life of Hollywood stars seems like an unimaginable dream — big fees, holidays on the islands, noisy parties, shooting and photo shoots. But for a fabulous life, some celebrities have to pay with their own health, including mental health. In this article we will tell you about seven famous actors suffering from mental disorders. We are sure that you definitely did not expect to see some of them on this list.
Many people know Angelina Jolie as a talented actress, a mother with many children and a UN goodwill ambassador. In the piggy bank of her awards "The Screen Actors Guild Award", "Oscar", several "Golden Globes". In addition, she received the title of Honorary Citizen of Cambodia, the title of cavalier lady, which was awarded to her by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, and the UN Humanitarian Award for her active volunteer work. However, this seemingly active, energetic woman has been suffering from severe depression for many years.
It all started in 2007, when her mother died after a seven-year battle with ovarian cancer. After that, Angelina had several operations to reduce the risk of cancer (mastectomy and removal of ovaries), which also seriously affected her health.
The fact that Sir Elton John is going through a difficult life period became known in 2002. It turned out that for a long time the musician suffered from bulimia, and also struggled with drug addiction. In total, it took about four years for the artist to be treated, but many unpleasant consequences still haunt him.
J. K. Rowling
It's hard to believe that the author of the magical Harry Potter stories even had to undergo outpatient treatment to overcome severe depression. By the way, Rowling wrote the first book about the boy wizard, wanting to hide from the reality that oppresses her. The problems in the writer's life began when her mother died. After a while, Rowling's husband left and the situation only worsened.
The famous Hollywood actor often got into unpleasant situations throughout his life, which, as it turned out later, was a consequence of manic-depressive disorder. It was this disease that he was diagnosed with in 2010 during the trial of the beating of his wife. By the way, the actor received three years of probation for him.
Later, a video appeared on the Internet showing Mel Gibson throwing things, using obscene language and generally behaving very strangely. The video was posted online by the screenwriter D.Esterhaz, talking about his last visit to the actor. The man claimed that there were no prerequisites for such behavior, and everything happened very unexpectedly. Esterhazy advised Mel Gibson to undergo treatment until his condition worsened. But Western media say that the actor not only ignored the advice of a colleague, but also refused to take drugs that dull the attacks of the disorder.
Lindsay Lohan's career began at the age of 17, so it is not surprising that being a young, in-demand actress, she could not avoid many "star" temptations. We are talking about drugs, alcohol and constant parties, which just knocked all the strength out of her. The actress visited more than one rehabilitation center to cope with her addiction. Lindsay Lohan spoke openly about the state of her health in 2009, when she admitted to reporters that she was often not responsible for thoughts and actions.
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At the end of September 2018, the actress came to the attention of the media due to a strange incident: being in an inadequate state, she chased a Middle Eastern family on the street (most likely in Paris), broadcasting what was happening live on Instagram. The actress told her subscribers that a man and a woman were allegedly going to sell children. Lohan, who admitted earlier that she studies Islam and speaks Arabic, exclaimed: "You are destroying Arab culture!", after which she tried to take the boys from their parents. The broadcast, which was later deleted from Lohan's account, ended with the fact that, most likely, the mother of the children hit the actress in the face.
In 2003, American actress and model Brooke Shields was treated in a closed clinic. As it turned out later, the reason for the deterioration of her mental health was severe postpartum depression. Brooke does not dare to talk about her problem and in interviews with journalists all the time denies these alleged "rumors".
Catherine Zeta-Jones, unlike her, has declared her illness to the whole world — manic-depressive psychosis. The woman urged all people suffering from this disorder not to hide and not try to fight the problem on their own, but to undergo full treatment. There is a version that the cause of the development of bipolar disorder in a Hollywood celebrity was the extreme stress that she experienced during her husband's illness. Recall that in 2010, Michael Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer, which he successfully overcame.
Who would have thought that Hollywood's most famous comedian also suffers from prolonged depression. While we see an energetic, cheerful and smiling man on the screen, he takes huge doses of antidepressants to somehow cope with his condition.
Since childhood, Jim Carrey dreamed of an acting career, but fate threw him numerous challenges. One day Kerry's father lost his job and his whole family was going through severe financial difficulties. It was from that moment that his first mental problems began.
Over the years, the situation has only worsened and in 2015 reached its apogee. Jim Carrey's beloved, with whom he had an already difficult relationship, committed suicide, which dealt a serious blow to the actor's psyche.