Ariana Grande Among The Dozens Of Celebs Helping To End Mental Health Stigma

By Bryan Le 07/15/19

People magazine has given props to Ariana Grande and 45 other celebs who have opened up about their mental health.

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The stigma surrounding mental health is being dismantled as people go public with their own struggles, including celebrities who have used their platform for advocacy. To celebrate, People put together a list of big names who have come forward.

Among the celebrities mentioned was pop star Ariana Grande, who has struggled with PTSD and anxiety after a bombing attack at one of her performances in Manchester, UK.

“I think a lot of people have anxiety, especially right now,” Grande said. “My anxiety has anxiety… I’ve always had anxiety. I’ve never really spoken about it because I thought everyone had it, but when I got home from tour it was the most severe I think it’s ever been.”

The pop star provided fans with an update on her mental health in a now-deleted Instagram post.

"I feel everything very intensely,” she wrote, “and have committed to doing this tour during a time in my life when I'm still processing a lot… so sometimes I cry a lot!"

Kid Cudi Opens Up

Singer, rapper and actor Kid Cudi was also featured, having spoken before about being “ashamed” to discuss his mental health

“I was really good at keeping my troubles hidden... even from my friends,” Cudi said on Red Table Talk. “I really was good with that. And it's scary because you hear people say, ‘I had no clue.’ I really went out of my way to keep what I was going through hidden because I was ashamed.”

Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart made the list too, once announcing that she was seeking treatment for depression in a February Instagram post.

“Friendly reminder for anyone who needs to hear it. Therapy is never something to feel ashamed of. Everyone can benefit from seeing a therapist. Doesn't matter how old or 'proud' you're trying to be,” she wrote. “We are all human. And we all struggle. Don't suffer in silence. Don't feel embarrassed to ask for help. I'm 22. I have anxiety and depression And today I started therapy again.”

The Royals Lead The Way

Even Prince Harry was recognized, having made big strides in the UK as he spoke openly about his depression and advocated for mental health.

“We were all beginning to grasp that mental fitness was an issue worth talking about, for every one of us,” he said in a speech. "And while just talking doesn't cure all ills, we are now shattering the silence that was a real barrier to progress. People are now really talking about their own well-being and how to help those around us."

Many more made the list as advocacy for mental health continues to gain traction, including Janet Jackson, singer Camila Cabello, and comedian Pete Davidson.

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