1 J.K. Rowling
Joanne Rowling, CH, OBE, FRSL, FRCPE, writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.
She made her writing name JK Rowling because she was worried if she put her real name, people wouldn't buy the book as it was made by a woman.
Apparently, she fought off depression and thoughts about suicide and the famous dementors in her books were based on that.
Yes! Finally someones else knows why she made the dementors! Everyone at my baltimore school has no idea!
Harry POtter is the greatest book series ever (except maybe Percy jackson)
2 Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.
I think Dwayne should be first because he is easily the most recognizable face on here
It is strange that such a famous hot guy who has it all get sad
he is tom hollands hero and tom holland is my hero
Don’t worry, he has completely gotten over the bad depression he experienced during his early football career
3 Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States in its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was born in Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. ...read more.
In his writings, he talked about his depression and how he got through it. He is one of the most well-known historical figures of all time, and he relied on loved ones and doctors to help him get through his depression
REALLY?! Lincoln is my role model, and I struggle with depression so it's amazing to find out that he did too! And pulled through it amazingly!
I can't believe that our founding father struggled with depression. Thanks for unearthing this fact for me creator of this list
And it's sad how fate goes when he was shot in the back of the head..
4 Katy Perry
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
I would normally be sympathetic to her but now she is kind of a jerk
Surprisingly, depression is common among singers, and Katy Perry was one of the many singers who became sad
5 Jim Carrey
James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.
I wish Robin Williams would stay longer on this planet with Jim Carrey. Both seem like great people.
You would never know that such a cheerful upbeat funny guy was really depressed
This probably surprises everyone, but the very cheerful actor actually has lots of problems with depression
remember when he was the grinch
6 Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.
Another depressed singer
Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
Eminem experienced depression? Dunno who added him to this list or if this is true, but I can’t believe I didn’t know as I am a big fan of this outstanding rapper.
Man the king of rap is at tenth? Wow, this is stupid. He should easily be first bro
Yeah I feel like now many people don't know he was ever depressed
Mainly why I think Eminem doesn't deserve all the hate.
8 Buzz Aldrin
Even being the second man on the moon didn’t stop this celebrity from having depression
9 Michael Phelps
Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals in three Olympiads.
Swim Swim Swims like a ducky hehe
10 Robin Williams
Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. He died in 2014.
His suicide in 2014 shocked everyone, but what barely anyone knew was that he struggled with depression for years before his death
Rest in peace.
11 Chester Bennington
Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise and was briefly the lead vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots ...read more.
12 Kristen Bell
Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. She began her acting career starring in stage productions and attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York. She played the lead role in Frozen.
by the way she voiced Anna in Frozen
13 Gerard Way
Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.
Do you know the story of Jocelyn Flores? She was XXXs GF and he was really struggling with depression and suicide and when Jocelyn came down to visit him she killed herself and made it even worse. But right when XXX finally recovered from suicide he was killed by bank robbers :(
I remember his death so well
15 Juice WRLD
I am like his number one fan! I have heard all of his songs many times and love them all! It was so sad and horrible when he went! RIP juice never forget
That's why he did drugs and that's why he overdosed and that's why he died
I still miss him one year later. :'(
Rest in power
I do like his songs, and his death was tragic
16 Tyler Joseph
Tyler Robert Joseph is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and rapper. He is best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for American musical duo Twenty One Pilots.
I’m pretty sure that he is the lead singer in 21 pilots
is that why he sang stressed out?
17 Johnny Depp
John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor.
His role in a movie is often rather big. His character is often on the "loopy side" and his character being in a darker state of mind, etc.
Wow, I can’t believe I didn’t know he experienced depression!
18 Dan Reynolds
Daniel Coulter "Dan" Reynolds is an American musician, most famous as frontman of the Las Vegas-based rock band Imagine Dragons. He has also released an Extended Play titled Egyptian - EP as a duo with Aja Volkman under the moniker Egyptian.
19 Keith Green
Tim Bergling (September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best regarded for his work in Electronic Music during the 2010s in which his works have charted among the Top 40 Radio and for his influence ...read more.
21 Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.
Why Wasn’t Kurt On This List
Depression Is The One Of The Reasons Why He Committed Suicide
22 Justin Bieber
Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.