Mental health and a balanced emotional wavelength is not a part of your lifestyle, but it is also a crucial part of surviving and thriving. We bring you five inspirational queens who fought the battle with depression and won.
Cara Delevingne was the youngest most successful supermodel of all time, becoming financially independent and celebrated by everyone when she was hit with a massive wave of depression. Initially, she tried out therapy, which did not work for her, so she resorted to partying and drugs to deal with her unstable mental health. Her depression became severe to the point where she wanted to take her own life. However, she made some effort and asked herself to decide whether she loved herself as much as she loved the idea of death. She credits the Outkast song “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” for pulling her out of her dark place. This song was played at the funeral of her friend, and it felt like a warning from him. Afterward, Delevingne began to control her depression and became wildly successful in the film and print.
In her teenage years, Angelina Jolie was severely depressed to the point where she would hurt herself by cutting and even went on to hire a hitman to kill her. However, she worked hard to make her way to Hollywood, and her mental health improved. It was not until her mother passed away by cancer that another wave of depression hit her. This time she decided to work even harder in the film industry by doing versatile roles to get out of her head. Good thing she did so because Angelina Jolie is now an Oscar winner, U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, writer, director, and mother of six.
Mara Wilson has been an anxious person all her life. She suffered from anxiety, depression, as well as a disorder named obsessive-compulsive disorder. She wished someone had told her that it is okay to be anxious, and it is nothing you can fight or push away. She further said that it is okay to be depressed; you can always reach out and get help – and that is what she did. Instead of fighting depression and anxiety, she faced it. After overcoming her mental health issues, she pursued her career in acting and became one of the most successful actors; she even started writing for films and achieved immense success.
Considering the fact that mental health is somewhat taboo to be spoken about, Princess Diana, in her times, confessed how she suffered from post-natal depression. Since she was the first person in her family to suffer from a mental illness, everyone else labeled her as ‘unstable’ and ‘mentally unbalanced.’ However, she defeated her mental illness and is now one of the most renowned princesses. She did a lot of charity work for the public and animals too.
Sarah Silverman first experienced depression when she was only 13 years old. She felt a sudden personality change, where her perspective over life changed as well. She described how her depression felt like with “It feels like I’m desperately homesick, but I’m home.’” However, she became successful in battling depression by getting professional help and medication. She then enrolled as a drama major at NYU and was hired as a writer-performer. After that, she worked non-stop and achieved a successful life by becoming one of America’s top stand-up comedian, actress, singer, producer, and writer.