8 celebrities who have opened up about their mental health to the benefit of us all

The more we address it, the less stigma it harbours

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For one reason or another, mental health is hard to talk about. As a human race, we generally hate delving into ourselves to discuss what's really going on in our brains - which is why it's SO important, brave and hella great that these famous celebrities in the public eye are leading the way.

Ashton Irwin

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Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, our Ash bravely opened up and said: "I told Luke "I'm f***ing depressed, I f***ing hate this, we've been on tour for five months, I'm living out of this piece of s*** suitcase with only three wheels on it." 

He previously told the Sydney Morning Herald that he'd 'dealt with anxiety and depression in my life.' 

Cara Delevingne

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Cara Delevingne has opened up about her battle with depression on numerous occasions (read about them here, here and here), and recently explained at CinemaCon why.

"Mental illness goes unseen, but hopefully I don't want it to be unheard," she explained. "I want to speak up for it." - which is what this article is all about. You go girl.

Demi Lovato

Promoting her 'listening and engagement tour', Demi addressed her personal battle with bipolar.

"I've seen some dark times, especially with the depressive phase of the illness", she said. "Bipolar depression really got my life off track, but today I'm proud to say I am living proof that someone can live, love, and be well with bipolar disorder when they get the education, support and treatment they need."

Selena Gomez

Speaking about how fame affected her to V mag, Selena commented: ""It just causes a lot of anxiety. There were a few months where I was a little depressed, where I wouldn't leave [the house] as much. I think I drove myself crazy for a little bit. It was just easier to say, 'Hey, do you mind running to the grocery store and picking some stuff up, I don't want to get photographed'."

Zoella

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Zoella is a champion when it comes to discussing anxiety and panic attacks, and makes no secret of sharing this with her viewers.

Lady Gaga

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In an interview with Harper's Bizarre, Lady Gaga said she felt like depression was trying to rob her of her talents.

""I really felt like I was dying - my light completely out. I said to myself, 'Whatever is left in there, even just one light molecule, you will find it and make it multiply. You have to for you. You have to for your music. You have to for your fans and your family'.

"Depression doesn't take away your talents - it just makes them harder to find. But I always find it. I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left. I'm lucky I found one little glimmer stored away."

Miley Cyrus

Speaking to Elle, Miley explained how there doesn't necessarily have to be a trigger for depression: sometimes, it just happens.

"It's totally okay to feel sad," Miley told Elle. "I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down."

"It was a lot to do with... I had really bad skin and I felt really bullied because of that. But I never was depressed because of the way someone else made me feel. I just was depressed."

Nicki Minaj

In a 2011 Cosmopolitan interview, Nicki revealed constant rejection and knocks made her question whether she should take her own life.

"I kept having doors slammed in my face", she explained. "I felt like nothing was working. I had moved out on my own, and here I was thinking I'd have to go home.""It was just one dead end after another. At one point, I was, like, 'What would happen if I just didn't wake up?' That's how I felt. Like, 'Maybe I should just take my life?'"

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