300 Famous Individuals with Mental Health issues, illnesses, and disorders

Whatever the cause of it is, mental illness can happen to anyone. Whether you're rich or poor, tall or short, black or white, famous or not, you have just as equal a chance of getting it. If you become aware of it, you'll see it's as common as night and day. You probably have a friend, relative, co-worker, or acquaintance who has depression right now; who is experiencing difficulty from a loss in their life be it a job or loved one. Or it could be that they are having trouble in school, like being bullied which could in fact cause them to contemplate sucide. Or maybe they're all of a sudden experiencing too much stress and feel like they're having some sort of emotional breakdown.

Here is a list of famous individuals and cultural creatives who have also lived life with mental illness.

  1. Paula Deen    Agoraphobia and panic attacks
  2. Billy Joel    alcohol and depression
  3. Craig Ferguson    alcoholic
  4. Karen Carpenter    anorexia nervosa
  5. Sandra Dee    anorexia nervosa
  6. Tracey Gold    anorexia nervosa, attention deficit disorder;
  7. Richard Simmons    anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa;
  8. Kurt Cobain    attention deficit disorder and bipolar depression
  9. Michael Phelps     attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  10. Doug Flutie, Jr.    autism
  11. Bill Oddie    bipolar disorder
  12. DMX    bipolar disorder
  13. Frank Bruno    bipolar disorder
  14. James Dean Bradfield    bipolar disorder
  15. Jane Pauley    bipolar disorder
  16. Macy Gray    bipolar disorder
  17. Ozzy Osbourne    bipolar disorder
  18. Rosemary Clooney    bipolar disorder
  19. Sinead O’Connor    bipolar disorder
  20. Tony Slattery    bipolar disorder
  21. Mel Gibson    bipolar disorder
  22. Britney Spears    bipolar and postnatal depression
  23. Stephen Fry    bipolar depression
  24. Alonzo Spellman    bipolar disorder
  25. Art Buchwald    bipolar disorder
  26. Axl Rose    bipolar disorder
  27. Ben Stiller    bipolar disorder
  28. Bert Yancey    bipolar disorder
  29. Bill Lichtenstein    bipolar disorder
  30. Brian Wilson    bipolar disorder
  31. Burgess Meredith    bipolar disorder
  32. Dimitrius Underwood    bipolar disorder
  33. Francis Ford Coppola    bipolar disorder
  34. Gaetano Donizetti    bipolar disorder
  35. J.P. Morgan    bipolar disorder
  36. Jack Irons    bipolar disorder
  37. Jean-Claude Van Damme    bipolar disorder
  38. Jimmy Piersall    bipolar disorder
  39. John Gibson    bipolar disorder
  40. John Mulheren    bipolar disorder
  41. Joshua Logan    bipolar disorder
  42. Kate Millett    bipolar disorder
  43. Kristy McNichol    bipolar disorder
  44. Larry Flynt    bipolar disorder
  45. Linda Hamilton    bipolar disorder
  46. Ludwig van Beethoven    bipolar disorder
  47. Margaret Trudeau Kemper    bipolar disorder
  48. Murray Pezim    bipolar disorder
  49. Ned Beatty    bipolar disorder
  50. Patty Duke    bipolar disorder
  51. Pierre Péladeau    bipolar disorder
  52. Robert Boorstin    bipolar disorder
  53. Robert Campeau    bipolar disorder
  54. Robert Lowell    bipolar disorder
  55. Robert Munsch    bipolar disorder
  56. Spike Milligan    bipolar disorder
  57. Ted Turner    bipolar disorder
  58. Alvin Ailey    bipolar disorder (aka “manic depression”)
  59. Abbie Hoffman    bipolar disorder (speculated)
  60. Isaac Newton    bipolar disorder (suspected)
  61. Vivien Leigh    bipolar disorder after miscarriage
  62. Kitty Dukakis    bipolar disorder, alcoholism; substance abuse;
  63. Patricia Cornwell    bipolar disorder, anorexia nervosa, anorexia bulimia;;
  64. Carrie Fisher    bipolar disorder, substance abuse;
  65. Shecky Greene    bipolar disorder, with severe panic attacks
  66. Charley Pride    bipolar disorder; alcoholism
  67. John Daly    bipolar disorder; alcoholism, gambling addiction;
  68. Jaco Pastorius    bipolar disorder; alcoholism; substance abuse
  69. Winston Churchill    bipolar disorder; dyslexia
  70. Frances Lear    bipolar disorder;, substance abuse
  71. Catherine zeta jones    bipolar II
  72. Adam Ant (Stuart Goddard)    bipolar disorder
  73. Doug Ferrari    borderline personality disorder
  74. Marsha Linehan    bpd
  75. Adam Rickett    bulimia nervosa
  76. Barbara Niven    bulimia nervosa
  77. Herb McCauley    bulimia nervosa
  78. Jane Fonda    bulimia nervosa
  79. Ally Sheedy    bulimia nervosa; substance abuse
  80. Sir Elton John    bulimia nervosa; substance abuse, alcoholism;
  81. Princess Diana    Bulimia nevosa, depression and multiple suicide attempts
  82. Paula Abdul    bullimia nervosa
  83. Alanis Morissette    clinical depression
  84. Alma Powell    clinical depression
  85. Anne Sexton    clinical depression
  86. Ben Vereen    clinical depression
  87. Benjamin Disraeli    clinical depression
  88. Billy Joel    clinical depression
  89. Boris Yeltsin    clinical depression
  90. Buzz Aldrin    clinical depression
  91. Carmen Miranda    clinical depression
  92. Cary Grant    clinical depression
  93. Charles Schulz    clinical depression
  94. Charley Pell    clinical depression
  95. Clara Bow    clinical depression
  96. Connie Francis    clinical depression
  97. Damon Wayans    clinical depression
  98. Darryl Strawberry    clinical depression
  99. Diane Arbus    clinical depression
  100. Dick Clark    clinical depression
  101. Dolly Parton    clinical depression
  102. Dorothy Day    clinical depression
  103. Drew Carey    clinical depression
  104. Dwight Gooden    clinical depression
  105. Eminem  clinical depression
  106. Emma Thompson    clinical depression
  107. Eric Clapton    clinical depression
  108. Ernest Hemingway    clinical depression
  109. Eugene O’Neill    clinical depression
  110. F. Scott Fitzgerald    clinical depression
  111. Frank Lloyd Wright    clinical depression
  112. George Eliot (Marian Evans)    clinical depression
  113. Georgia O’Keeffe    clinical depression
  114. Harrison Ford    clinical depression
  115. Hermann Hesse    clinical depression
  116. Hunter Tylo    clinical depression
  117. Irving Berlin    clinical depression
  118. Jack Farrell    clinical depression
  119. James Forrestal    clinical depression
  120. James Garner    clinical depression
  121. Janet Jackson    clinical depression
  122. Jessica Lange    clinical depression
  123. Jim Carrey    clinical depression
  124. Joey Kramer    clinical depression
  125. Joey Slinger    clinical depression
  126. John Kenneth Galbraith    clinical depression
  127. John Quincy Adams    clinical depression
  128. Jose Canseco    clinical depression
  129. Jules Feiffer    clinical depression
  130. Karen Kain    clinical depression
  131. Kendall Gill    clinical depression
  132. Larry King    clinical depression
  133. Lawton Chiles    clinical depression
  134. Leonard Bernstein    clinical depression
  135. Leonard Cohen    clinical depression
  136. Mark Rothko    clinical depression
  137. Meriwether Lewis    clinical depression
  138. Mike Wallace    clinical depression
  139. Morrissey (S.P.)    clinical depression
  140. Natalie Cole    clinical depression
  141. Neil Simon    clinical depression
  142. Norman Mailer    clinical depression
  143. Pablo Picasso    clinical depression
  144. Pat Lafontaine    clinical depression
  145. Patrick Kennedy    clinical depression
  146. Paul Gascoigne    clinical depression
  147. Paul Simon    clinical depression
  148. Pete Harnisch    clinical depression
  149. Peter Gabriel    clinical depression
  150. Queen Victoria    clinical depression
  151. Ray Charles    clinical depression
  152. Rick Springfield    clinical depression
  153. Robert McFarlane    clinical depression
  154. Rod Steiger    clinical depression
  155. Rodney Dangerfield    clinical depression
  156. Sarah McLachlan    clinical depression
  157. Scott Donie    clinical depression
  158. Sheryl Crow    clinical depression
  159. Sigmund Freud    clinical depression
  160. Sir Anthony Hopkins    clinical depression
  161. Sting (Gordon Sumner)    clinical depression
  162. Susan Powter    clinical depression
  163. Sylvia Plath    clinical depression
  164. Tennessee Williams    clinical depression
  165. Theodore Dreiser    clinical depression
  166. Thomas Eagleton    clinical depression
  167. Tipper Gore    clinical depression
  168. Tracy Thompson    clinical depression
  169. Walker Percy    clinical depression
  170. William Styron    clinical depression
  171. Yves Saint Laurent    clinical depression
  172. Calvin Coolidge    clinical depression (speculated)
  173. Elizabeth Hartman    clinical depression (speculated)
  174. Tiberius    clinical depression (speculated)
  175. Vincent Foster    clinical depression (speculated)
  176. Edgar Allan Poe    clinical depression (speculated); alcoholism
  177. Richey James    clinical depression, anorexia nervosa;;alcoholism
  178. Robin Williams    clinical depression, learning disability;
  179. Marie Osmond    clinical depression, post-partum
  180. Jack Kerouac    clinical depression, substance abuse, severe alcoholism;
  181. Tammy Wynette    clinical depression, substance abuse;
  182. Ann-Margret    clinical depression; alcoholism
  183. Hart Crane    clinical depression; alcoholism
  184. Robert Young    clinical depression; alcoholism
  185. Spencer Tracy    clinical depression; alcoholism
  186. Drew Barrymore    clinical depression; alcoholism, substance abuse;
  187. Cole Porter    clinical depression; alcoholism; paranoid delusions; obsessive-compulsive disorder (speculated)
  188. Winona Ryder    clinical depression; anxiety
  189. Daniel Johns    clinical depression; anxiety disorder;eating disorder
  190. James Taylor    clinical depression; bipolar disorder
  191. Vincent van Gogh    clinical depression; bipolar disorder (speculated)
  192. Charles Dickens    clinical depression; bipolar disorder (suspected)
  193. Joan Rivers    clinical depression; bulimia nervosa
  194. George S. Patton    clinical depression; dyslexia
  195. Audrey Hepburn    clinical depression; eating disorders
  196. Leo Tolstoy    clinical depression; hypochondriasis; alcoholism; substance abuse
  197. Donny Osmond    clinical depression; social phobia
  198. Jackson Pollock    clinical depression; substance abuse
  199. Kris Kristopherson    clinical depression; substance abuse
  200. Judy Garland    clinical depression;,substance abuse
  201. Kurt Vonnegut    clinical depression/bipolar
  202. Phil Spector    clinical depression/bipolar
  203. Richard Dreyfuss    clinical depression/bipolar
  204. Marilyn Monroe    clinical depression/suicide
  205. David Bowie    crying but not diagnosed but lots of family mental health issues
  206. Alastair Campbell    depression
  207. Ben Moody    depression
  208. Fiona Phillips    depression
  209. Graeme Obree    depression
  210. Hugh Laurie    depression
  211. Keisha Buchanan    depression
  212. Kylie Minogue    depression
  213. Lenny Henry    depression
  214. Lord Bragg    depression
  215. Meg Mathews    depression
  216. Mel C:    depression
  217. Melinda Messenger    depression
  218. Neil Lennon    depression
  219. Robbie Williams    depression
  220. Ruby Wax    depression
  221. Russell Grant    depression
  222. Sarah Lancashire    depression
  223. Trisha Goddard    depression
  224. Uma Thurman    depression
  225. Jack Dee    depression
  226. Dick Cavett    depression – found electro shock therapy helpful
  227. Delta Burke    depression and compulsive hoarding
  228. George Michael    depression and fear
  229. Patsy Palmer    depression and panic attacks
  230. Angelina Jolie    depression and self harm/OCD
  231. Dame Kelly Holmes    depression and self harm
  232. Mike Tyson    depression and severe insecurities and anger
  233. Heath Ledger    depression, anxiety and sleep depravation
  234. Herschel Walker    dissociative identity disorder
  235. Roseanne    dissociative identity disorder (aka “multiple personality disorder”); obsessive-compulsive disorder; clinical depression; agoraphobia
  236. Courtney Love    drub abuse, clinical depression
  237. Sophie Anderton    drug addiction and depression
  238. Alexander Graham Bell    dyslexia
  239. Alfred Taubman    dyslexia
  240. Charles Schwab    dyslexia
  241. Craig McCaw    dyslexia
  242. David Boies    dyslexia
  243. David Murdock    dyslexia
  244. Edward McVaney    dyslexia
  245. John Chambers    dyslexia
  246. Lewis Preston    dyslexia
  247. Nelson Rockefeller    dyslexia
  248. Richard Branson    dyslexia
  249. Thomas Alva Edison    dyslexia
  250. Tom Cruise    dyslexia
  251. Walt Disney    dyslexia
  252. Whoopi Goldberg    dyslexia
  253. William Hewlett    dyslexia
  254. Woodrow Wilson    dyslexia
  255. Albert Einstein    dyslexia (speculated)
  256. Margaux Hemingway    dyslexia; alcoholism; clinical depression (speculated)
  257. Justine Bateman    eating disorders
  258. Amy Heckerling    eating disorders; obsessive-compulsive disorder
  259. Danny Glover    learning disability
  260. George Washington    learning disability
  261. Harry Andersen    learning disability
  262. Henry Winkler    learning disability
  263. Caroline Aherne    major depressive disorder
  264. Margot Kidder    manic depression (Bipolar) and paranoia
  265. Denise Welch    nervous breakdown
  266. Howard Stern    obsessive-compulsive disorder
  267. Howie Mandel    obsessive-compulsive disorder
  268. Marc Summers    obsessive-compulsive disorder
  269. Howard Hughes    OCD (clinical depression and psychosis both speculated
  270. Jessica Alba    OCD and eating disorder
  271. Shayne Corson    panic attacks
  272. Nicole Kidman    panic attacks on the red carpet
  273. Earl Campbell    panic disorder
  274. Kim Basinger    panic disorder
  275. Donald Trump    possible OCD
  276. Gail Porter    post natal depression
  277. Katie Price/Jordan    post natal depression
  278. Julie Krone    post-traumatic stress disorder; clinical depression
  279. Brooke Shields    postpartum depression
  280. Charles “Buddy” Bolden    schizophrenia
  281. Charles Faust    schizophrenia
  282. John Nash    schizophrenia
  283. Peter Greene    schizophrenia
  284. Syd Barrett    schizophrenia
  285. Vaslav Nijinsky    schizophrenia
  286. John Forbes Nash    schizophrenia (paranoid-type)
  287. Lionel Aldridge    schizophrenia (paranoid-type)
  288. Veronica Lake    schizophrenia; alcoholism
  289. Abraham Lincoln    severe clinical depression
  290. Charles Darwin    severe panic disorder
  291. Barbra Streisand    social phobia
  292. Carly Simon    social phobia
  293. Ricky Williams    social phobia
  294. Steve Blass    social phobia
  295. Steve Sax    social phobia
  296. John Madden    specific phobia (flying)
  297. Elton John     substance abuse and bulimia
  298. Halle Berry    suicide attempt
  299. Tulisa’s mum    Tulisa’s mum had scizoaffective disorder
  300. Emily Carr    various speculations, neurasthenia; hypochondriasis; clinical depression; conversion disorder; schizophrenia: