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Top Celebrities Give Advice On Mental Health – Here’s What They Had To Say

It’s hard to believe that around 20% of teenagers have severe mental illnesses, and the current attention that mental health is getting still needs some work. Aside from that, depression and similar illnesses are increasing at an unexpected and alarming rate, and it’s up in the air as to what should be done to tackle the situation.

Mental illnesses can be really tough to deal with since the person suffering tends to shut themselves away from everyone else. They also tend to think that their experiences are only their own and often refuse to open up to people because they think no one will understand them. This isn’t true at all, and if you’re suffering from a mental illness, you should know that you’re not alone. If you have a mental illness, the first thing that you should do is seek professional help. However, other than that, here are some pieces of advice from some of the most popular celebrities on earth along with their experiences with depression:

Selena Gomez

Selena’s been a huge inspiration to many when it comes to mental health and has been completely open about her own experience with depression and has likely helped thousands of her fans who are suffering from it as well. She actually had to cancel a tour of hers in 2016 because her condition had worsened so much. After that, she sought professional help and was able to get better, and once she did, she made sure to let everyone know that if they were broken, they didn’t have to stay that way. In doing so, she encouraged her fans to seek professional help if they, too, were suffering. Later on, she even announced that she would be staying away from social media for a while due to the negative impact it was having on her which is quite remarkable for someone in her position.

Justin Bieber

Celebrities thrive on making their fans love them, and the fact that Justin had to cancel all his meetings with his fans shows that he was truly in a bad spot. In his words, his meetings with his fans left him upset and tired which is a potential effect of depression. Justin has spoken about being depressed and alone in the past, too, and we can learn from him in that it isn’t always necessary to please those around us and that we can expect others to be understanding if we take a break from everything in order to cool down and get better. It’s highly important to care about yourself, and putting others before you when it comes to mental illness doesn’t do anybody any good.

Rowan Blanchard

Rowan went through a pretty tough year during 2015, and it showed. She even admitted that her depression was much worse than ever before. According to her, she went through an emotional roller coaster and the ups and downs didn’t help her depression at all. However, towards the end, she learned that instead of repelling her emotions, she should embrace them and let them flow through her. Rowan explained how she learned that it was possible to go through contradicting emotions simultaneously. We’re hoping that Rowan is doing much better since then. Her journey is more than enough for us to realize that we need to accept ourselves, and while professional help can’t be replaced, simply thinking that we’re not any less of a person for having a mental illness can make all the difference.

Demi Lovato

Demi suffered from depression for a long time, and she knows what other people with the illness are going through. That’s why she started a campaign to spread awareness about mental illnesses and to negate the stigma around depression – she called it Be Vocal: Speak Up For Mental Health. She has done a wonderful job with it so far and has helped numerous people with their mental health issues, including herself. Demi has faced many mental health issues in the past, but she says that she’s doing much better now and is able to maintain a positive mind.

With celebrities bringing up the topic of mental health so often, we can expect the stigma around it to reduce even further to the point where it no longer exists. We can help along by speaking about mental health and spreading as much awareness about mental issues as we can. We should always keep in mind that our mental health is just as important as our physical health, if not more.

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