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 Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, ...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..
3 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
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.
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, ...read 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 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.
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.
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 ...read more.
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.
RuPaul Andre Charles, known professionally by the mononym RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, television personality, and singer/songwriter.
? Jane Goodall
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. Before he was known for Linkin Park, Bennington was the lead singer of post-grunge act Grey Daze who was heavily inspired by Stone ...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.
13 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. ...read more.
Wow, I can't believe I didn't know he experienced depression!
14 Greta Thunberg
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 :(
16 Juice WRLD
Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice Wrld (pronounced "juice world"; stylized as Juice WRLD), was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is considered to be a leading figure in the emo-rap and SoundCloud rap genres which garnered mainstream ...read more.
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
17 Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American ...read more.
He was the most depressed person to have ever lived!
18 Princess Diana
Diana, Princess of Wales (born Lady Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 - 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II, and the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.
She married Prince Charles on 29 July 1981, and separated from him in 1992 before finally divorcing him in 1996. She was killed in a car crash on 31 August 1997.
19 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.
20 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.
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.
22 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.
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 ...read more.
24 Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has ...read more.
25 Keith Green