Famous Faces of Depression

From the NIMH website:  "In 2015, an estimated 16.1 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. This number represented 6.7% of all U.S. adults."  In addition, "anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population."  It's not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Many people suffering from depression and/or anxiety often feel alone or isolated. We often assume if we were "famous," we would have less worries or be immune from depression.  See the picture below of people you probably recognize, but may have never known that also suffered from depression.



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