Billy Joel, Drew Carey, Halle Berry, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ozzie Osborne, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Axl Rose, Winona Ryder, John Lennon, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Kurt Cobain, John Cleese, Spike Milligan, Drew Barrymore, Sarah McLachlan, Sting, Linda Hamilton, Roseanne Barr, Sheryl Crow, Princess Diana, Oprah Winfrey, Alanis Morissette, Eric Clapton, Richard Dreyfuss, Tammy Wynette, Sally Field, Sinead O’Connor, Ellen DeGeneres, Ray Charles, Ashley Judd, Stephen Hawking, Larry Flynt, Larry King, Monica Seles, Mike Tyson, Marlon Brando, Ben Stiller, Barbara Bush, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Schulz, Mariah Carey, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Janet Jackson, Brooke Shields, Lou Reed, and Courtney Love.
Why have I posted this list? Not to glorify depression and other mood disorders.
I’m a fan of a few of these stars, but not all. However I salute them as people who have a public profile, which is the worst thing that can happen to anyone, while also coping with such a dreadful illness. I’m thankful that I can cope with my illness in anonymity.