12 Celebrities Who Are Helping End the Stigma of Mental Illness

Mental illness knows no age, race, income, sex, or education level. Research shows that as many as one in five Americans has a diagnosable mental illness.

While many people with a mental disorder don’t seek treatment — often due to fear of rejection and discrimination — being outspoken and spreading awareness of the prevalence of these conditions can help to encourage people to get the help they need.

Take a look at 12 famous faces who have been outspoken about their mental disorders, and who are helping break the stigma about what so many people—often, silently — struggle with.

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