Icons whose faces have been splashed across magazines, newspapers and blogs often find it difficult to face the condition with the world watching, and for those who deal with it alone, it can be even harder to see a light at the end of the tunnel.However, just because there's a struggle now doesn't mean it's impossible to find success.Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at (860) 348-3376, and you can record your story in your own words. S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.Please be sure to include your name and phone number. Ellen De Generes It's hard to imagine the bubbly entertainer battling dark thoughts, but early in her career, the comedian whose famous tagline is "be kind to one another" didn't always receive that same kindness.After her character on her 1997 sitcom "Ellen" came out, De Generes received backlash in the public eye that left her mired in depression, W magazine reported.In a world where 350 million people suffer from depression, it's hard to fathom why the illness could be brushed under the rug.But for public figures in the spotlight, facing the world with composure is often a higher priority than facing what's going on internally.
After being prescribed medication, Bradshaw was able to push through with the condition.
"I know how important good mental health care can be because I personally benefited from it," she wrote in USA Today. you just can't will your way out of that or pray your way out of that or pull yourself up by the bootstraps out of that. And I was treated for it successfully, I'm happy to report." Gwyneth Paltrow The Academy-award winning actress told Good Housekeeping that she suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her son, Moses, in 2006. He went on to openly talk about his depression in a notable Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Lecture in Mental Health Journalism speech.