Everyone copes differently with mental health issues; here’s some inspiration from five celebs:
#1 Mariel Hemingway
“I think we live in a very high-pressure environment, so we need quiet stillness. Our brains need to rest. I do transcendental meditation. I balance my brain with brain wave optimization. I go outside and see how still I can feel inside,” she explained. “So be present, make good choices for you, and allow yourself to be flexible with what life serves up. We are in a constant state of learning.”
#2 Lady Gaga
“As I grew older, I found a way to release myself from those darker thoughts through music. Music was my way of overcoming a lot of pain and anxiety. If you give yourself to your creativity and imagination, it can help you overcome almost anything and really enable you to feel free and powerful,“ said the megastar. “I take medication every day for mental illness and depression and don’t feel bad about it,” she told The Mirror.
#3 Kristen Bell
The Hollywood actress has done and continues to do the work she needs to address her issues and stay well emotionally. She’s taken advantage of medical care, self-care and therapy, including regular couples counseling to smooth roadbumps in her marriage. “You do better in the gym with a trainer; you don’t figure out how to cook without reading a recipe—therapy is not something to be embarrassed about,” she told Good Housekeeping last year.
#4 Ellen Degeneres
The comedic host experienced anger and depression when she revealed her sexuality on the 1997 sitcom Ellen. She said her career came to a “screeching halt” and she was humiliated. “I look on that period of losing it all as a gift. It forced me to do something that I probably wouldn’t have done if I’d been skating along on the sitcom … You have no idea where the darkest times of your life might end, so you have to just keep going.”
#5 J.K. Rowling
The author of the Harry Potter series, struggled with depression several times in her life and used the power and discipline of writing, along with counseling, to manage the acute phase of clinical depression. “I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s there to be ashamed of? I went through a really tough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.”
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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