UK stars dealing with mental health
By: Farah Nadeem
UK stars dealing with mental health
Mental health problems affect one in four of us in the UK according to charity Mind. There are many stars and famous people who suffer from mental health issues. Below is a list of nine well-known names and their descriptions of mental health issues. Showing that you are not alone in fight to improve your mental health. Remember we are all human, and all struggle our own battles including famous people.
Mel B on PTSD
She revealed she is undergoing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and has checked herself into rehab for alcohol and sex addictions.
Liam Payne on having a Mask
Liam spoke to The Sun last year about how being in One Direction impacted his mental health and didn’t allow him to work on his problems because he constantly felt like he had to put a happy mask on.
Scarlett Moffatt on her anxiety
Agonizing anxiety, she’s suffered that has, at times, left her unable to eat, sleep, or even leave the house.
The panic attacks started when she first featured in Channel 4’s Goggle-box back in 2014. Describing how she felt, Scarlett said: “I got to the front door and convinced myself something was going to go wrong. I had palpitations and I could feel the blood rushing round my body. It felt almost like I was having an out-of-body experience. Everything seemed to go silent.
“Sometimes I would pass out. I would know if that was happening because I would get tingly fingers, so I would lie down on the floor. It became a daily struggle. I would get to my front door, cry, then go back and try to pump myself up again. Sometimes I got out the door after nine or 10 goes. Sometimes I stayed inside all day.”
Zayn Mallick on Anxiety
Zayn Mallick on anxiety: By being honest he could manage his anxiety to be able to talk about it openly helps:
“People now have a better perspective on where I was coming from [in the past] and just an understanding that it wasn’t coming from necessarily being ungrateful, shall we say, or not aware of the opportunities that were in front of me, it was just me struggling with being able to actually be there.” (From Us Weekly)
J.K Rowling on depression
“It’s difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling – that really hollowed out feeling.”
Adele on anxiety
I have anxiety attacks, constant panicking on stage. My heart feels like it’s going to explode because I never feel like I’m going to deliver, ever.”
Cara Delevingne on depression
Talking about the intense depression she suffered as a teenager, the model turned actress and writer recently told This Morning she “had moments where I didn’t want to carry on living”.
“The guilt of feeling that way and not being able to tell anyone because I shouldn’t feel that way and I shouldn’t feel bad,” she said.
Nadiya Hussain on Panic
She opens up about her panic disorder ‘monster’
She speaks of her techniques to manage her panic monster and at times when she is extremely overwhelmed this monster is stopping her from living.
Luke Evans on Mental Baggage
The actor from girl on the train Luke Evans opens up about his mental health and having therapy: ‘We all carry baggage with us’
‘I was talking about therapy and how important it is, if you have it, to have it. Sometimes you forget what you’re carrying around on a daily basis and it stores itself and builds up. ‘It can manifest itself in all sorts of negative ways, so it’s better to talk about it, get it out, and not be ashamed of that either.
The most important information to take from this blog is that at times we all need help; mental health is like physical health. The only difference is, is that we can physically see our wounds while mental wounds, such as death, loss of relationship, stress etc. are things that can be see when manifested in our emotional and psychological well-being. Even people in the public eye are effected my mental health issues, to seek help is important, therapy is a form of self-care, so please take care and invest in your mental health.
By Dr Farah Nadeem