17 Celebrities Who Struggle With Mental Illness

1. Winona Ryder – Depression

Winona Ryder has been the poster child for a condition that is not shy in terrorizing the world of the rich and famous.

Winona Ryder suffering from depression is so cliche it doesn’t milk any fresh tears from us. Let’s look at her early roles in an attempt to reveal the real culprit.

The iconic actress had to fit in the skin of numerous troubled characters, most of whom were teens contemplating dark thoughts. Both “Girl, Interrupted” and “Edward Scissorhands” were tear-jerkers. No wonder she ended up painting her personal life in black.

Depression has its perks, and Winona blamed the heavy medication for her 2001 shoplifting incident. She got away with hours of community service just because judges had a soft spot for melancholic criminals.

It will uplift your spirit to know that Winona Ryder fought her inner demons and stepped out of the shadow changed. The 45-year-old actress that once shocked everyone with her confessed mental illness is again in the headlines, only this time for a brilliant performance in “Stranger Things.”

Winona Ryder - Depression

via NY Mag

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