The Blues: 9 Celebrities Who Battled Depression

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Did You Know, For Your Information, Get Your Life Together

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Life has it’s ups and downs, but  for some celebrities it can be too much. Here are 9 celebrities who battled with depression.

Serena and Venus Williams at U.S Open in New York Serena Williams

In March 2011, Serena revealed she became depressed after cutting her right foot on glass which resulted in her having to skip several major competitions.

Ashely Judd crying Ashley Judd

In her 2011 memoir, Ashley Judd confessed to trying to commit suicide in the sixth grade and spending 42 days in a rehab center for depression.

Catherine-Zeta-Jones Catherine Zeta-Jones

In May 2013, Catherine received treatment for bipolar disorder and depression. She successfully completed treatment.

chi-jesse-jackson-jr-20120625 Jesse Jackson Jr.

In 2012, Jesse fell into a deep depression,  took a leave from Congress and collapsed at his home. His depression was probably compounded by the fact that he was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for stealing and misusing money.

Twitter Paris Jackson Paris Jackson

Paris had a hard time coping with her dad’s death and in June 2013, she sliced her arm with a meat cleaver and took 20 pills in a suicide attempt. She is on the mend now and doing better.

"Get Him To The Greek" - Los Angeles Premiere - After Party Katy Perry

Katy recently admitted she had suicidal thoughts and suffered from depression after her divorce from Russell Brand.

2013 BET Awards - Ford Red Carpet Michelle Williams

The Destiny’s Child singer and Broadway actress started struggling with depression when she was 15  and found it hard to get out of bed.  Her battle has been lifelong, but she avoided medication and rose from her depression with therapy, exercise and positive thinking.

LEE Lee Thompson Young

It was reported that prior to Lee’s suicide, he was battling depression and bipolar disorder. He was also taking medication for his condition.

rihanna-chris-brown221 Chris Brown

Chris Breezy was lonely and depressed after bad gal Rih Rih kicked him out her house in Jan. 2013. That West Indian box is hard to get over.


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