- John Green
This author recently became popular due to the success of his book, The Fault in Our Stars. He suffers from a combination of depression, anxiety, and OCD, and takes medications to combat the symptoms.
While everyone feels “down” or overwhelmed once in a while, mental illnesses are representative of a larger brain chemistry imbalance at work. Talking about chronic mental illnesses should never be stigmatized, because it leads to a lack of health care and support options for those who suffer. By choosing to reveal their own struggles, and talk about how their disorders have affected their lives and careers, these celebrities and historical figures are laying a path for better health and happier lives for the many sufferers who will come after them.