Top Ten Best Celebrities Who Have Experienced Depression

The Top Ten
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.

Don't worry, he has completely gotten over the bad depression he experienced during his early football career

I think Dwayne should be first because he is easily the most recognizable face on here

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. 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. more.

Surprisingly, depression is common among singers, and Katy Perry was one of the many singers who became sad

I would normally be sympathetic to her but now she is kind of a jerk

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, more.

I wish Robin Williams would stay longer on this planet with Jim Carrey. Both seem like great people.

This probably surprises everyone, but the very cheerful actor actually has lots of problems with depression

You would never know that such a cheerful upbeat funny guy was really depressed

6 Eminem 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 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.

Mainly why I think Eminem doesn't deserve all the hate.

Man the king of rap is at tenth? Wow, this is stupid. He should easily be first bro

Once, he was bullied until his coma.

7 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

Another depressed singer

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 (born June 30, 1985) is an American former competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic more.
10 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 more.

He didn't survive. He committed suicide.

The Contenders
11 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.

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.
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 more.
14 XXXTencaion 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 :(

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

16 Johnny Depp John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. more.

Wow, I can't believe I didn't know he experienced depression!

17 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.
18 Avicii 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 more.

He didn't survive either.

19 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.
20 Greta Thunberg
21 Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist. DeGeneres starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.
22 Keith Green
23 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 more.
24 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. more.
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