Depression is the most common mental illness associated with suicide or suicidal thoughts. Often underrated by people, depression is actually a serious mental disorder that not only disrupts your daily life but can even turn life-threatening. Many famous actors, actresses and other personalities battled depression. Some emerged victorious while others lost the battle. Here are a few real-life examples of famous people who lost their battle against depression:
This famed Australian Actor, well known for his portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight was found unconscious in his Manhattan apartment in 2008. The police recovered anti-anxiety and sleeping pills from his room. His journal that he kept during the shooting of The Dark Knight revealed that he was battling depression. After his separation from his wife, Ledger dealt with insomnia, mood swings, and depression which ultimately took his life.
2. Robin Williams
The tragic suicide of this brilliant actor and comedian reveals the ugly facade of depression. He was suffering from depression, paranoia and anxiety. He also spent considerable time in rehabilitation facilities. He also had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and during his last years, and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He committed suicide in 2014.
3. Jiah Khan
This Bollywood actress, who was launched to stardom with her role opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd, was battling depression for a long time. In 2013, she was found hanging with a dupatta across her neck. Though her career started with a big banner film but thereafter, her Bollywood graph plummeted. According to reports, she was worried about her future and remained depressed. She was also depressed about her deteriorating relationship with a co-actor and finally succumbed to the mounting pressure.
4. Amy Winehouse
This famous British singer was found dead by her bodyguard at her residence in 2011. It was reported that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning. However, interviews with her relatives and family members revealed that she was suffering from depression and was also battling bulimia (a type of eating disorder) which eventually made her mentally and physically weak. Even at previous interviews, Winehouse revealed that she had manic depression.
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