Celebs Who Have Suffered From Mental Health Issues

Audra McDonald and more have told their stories.

It Can Happen to Anyone - No one is exempt from experiencing mental health issues or disorders — not even celebrities. Read more about how some of our most beloved stars have survived (or succumbed) to depression, bi-polar disorder or other psychiatric issues. — Kellee Terrell (@kelleent)(Photos from left: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, SPW / Splash News, Brian To/WENN.com)

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It Can Happen to Anyone - No one is exempt from experiencing mental health issues or disorders — not even celebrities. Read more about how some of our most beloved stars have survived (or succumbed) to depression, bi-polar disorder or other psychiatric issues. — Kellee Terrell (@kelleent)(Photos from left: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, SPW / Splash News, Brian To/WENN.com)

Audra McDonald - Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald told ABC News that she has battled depression and even attempted suicide when she was in college at the prestigious performing arts school Juilliard. She tried to slit her wrists and credits the school for helping her get the psychological help that she needed. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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Audra McDonald - Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald told ABC News that she has battled depression and even attempted suicide when she was in college at the prestigious performing arts school Juilliard. She tried to slit her wrists and credits the school for helping her get the psychological help that she needed. (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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Chris Brown - Legal documents from a rehab facility state that singer Chris Brown suffers from bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, E! News reported. It’s unclear how long Brown may have been suffering from these illnesses, but it’s suggested that his past aggressive behavior is a direct result of being undiagnosed and untreated for these mental health issues. (Photo: SPW / Splash News)

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Chris Brown - Legal documents from a rehab facility state that singer Chris Brown suffers from bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, E! News reported. It’s unclear how long Brown may have been suffering from these illnesses, but it’s suggested that his past aggressive behavior is a direct result of being undiagnosed and untreated for these mental health issues. (Photo: SPW / Splash News)

Fantasia: June 30 - The powerhouse vocalist hits the big 3-0 this week!(Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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Fantasia Barrino  - In 2009, American Idol winner Fantasia tried to kill herself after her tultumtous relationship with her married boyfriend Antwaune Cook. She was hospitalized after attempting to overdose on aspirin and sleeping pills. (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Here to Stay - "I figured as long as the music stayed hot and important and good, that there would always be a reason for Soul Train," Cornelius told the AP in 2006. (Photo: Kevin Parry/Wire Image/Getty Images)

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Don Cornelius - In 2012, Legendary Soul Train creator Don Cornelius died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was believed that he was suffering from deep depression that may have been sparked from his divorce from his wife. (Photo: Kevin Parry / Wire Image)

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Halle Berry - In a 1997 interview with Ebony Magazine, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry admitted to being so depressed about her divorce to basbeball star David Justice that she considered suicide. Luckily, she sought the help of a therapist to see her through. (Photo: Brian To/WENN.com)

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Halle Berry - In a 1997 interview with Ebony Magazine, Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry admitted to being so depressed about her divorce to basbeball star David Justice that she considered suicide. Luckily, she sought the help of a therapist to see her through. (Photo: Brian To/WENN.com)

Paris Jackson - In 2013, Paris Jackson, daughter of legend Michael Jackson, was hospitalized after slicing her wrists and trying to overdose on Motrin. While it's not known what the source of her issues were, it's speculated that her family and them fighting over custody of her and her siblings may have sparked it.(Photo:Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

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Paris Jackson - In 2013, Paris Jackson, daughter of legend Michael Jackson, was hospitalized after slicing her wrists and trying to overdose on Motrin. While it's not known what the source of her issues were, it's speculated that her family and them fighting over custody of her and her siblings may have sparked it.(Photo:Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr.  - In the midst of a money laundering scandal, Illinois politician Jesse Jackson Jr. announced that he was suffering from and receiving care for bipolar disorder. Bipolar disease is a treatable condition that affects parts of the brain that controls emotion, thought and drive. It causes severe mood swings between mania and depression.(Photo: Cliff Owen, File/AP Photo)

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Jesse Jackson Jr.  - In the midst of a money laundering scandal, Illinois politician Jesse Jackson Jr. announced that he was suffering from and receiving care for bipolar disorder. Bipolar disease is a treatable condition that affects parts of the brain that controls emotion, thought and drive. It causes severe mood swings between mania and depression.(Photo: Cliff Owen, File/AP Photo)

Mariah Carey "All I Want For Christmas Is You"/"Oh Santa!" - After a memorable perfomance at 2003's All-Star Game, Mariah Carey was again tapped by the NBA, this time in 2009 and  2010, for their Christmas Day coverage. They used her songs "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and "Oh Santa!" respectively. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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Mariah Carey - While Mariah Carey calls the media attention to her emotional meltdown in 2001 “overblown,” the Grammy-winning singer was hospitalized and then moved to another facility. Carey states that her incident was a mixture of emotional and physical issues, including exhaustion and being overworked. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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Brandon Marshall  - In 2011, the then Miami Dolphins football player revealed to the world that he was living with and being treated for borderline personality disorder (BPD). This serious mental illness disrupts a person’s mood, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior. It greatly affects one’s family and work life and ability to plan one’s sense of self-identity. (Photo: Mike Roemer, File/AP Photo)

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Jennifer Lewis: January 25 - The talented singer and actress turns 55. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Jenifer Lewis - When famed actress Jenifer Lewis’ father died 20 years ago, she found herself in a dark emotional place that was beyond grieving. It was then that she discovered she was bipolar.  She credits her survival to taking her medicine and therapy. “These medicines will get you someplace in the middle so you can live a life of contentment,” Lewis said.  (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) 

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Actor Lee Thompson Young Commits Suicide  - The suicide of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles Lee Thompson Young over the summer was another reminder that the mental health of Black men can no longer be ignored. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says suicide is the third cause of death among African-American males between ages 15 and 24, behind homicide and accidents. Young suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  (Photo: Margery Epstein/ WENN)

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Lee Thompson Young - The suicide of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles Lee Thompson Young last summer was another reminder that the mental health of Black men can no longer be ignored. Young suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says suicide is the third cause of death among African-American males between ages 15 and 24, behind homicide and accidents.  (Photo: Margery Epstein/ WENN)

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Alicia Keys on experiencing racial prejudice: - ”In New York, there’s just no color boundaries. We’re all mixed up in many different ways… And I have experienced my share of prejudices. But often, for me, [it’s happened] outside of New York City. That’s when I really noticed it more.”  (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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Alicia Keys - In 2007, singer Alicia Keys spoke out about her battle with depression when her As I Am album dropped. She admitted to feeling so down and emotionally distant that she pushed a lot of people in her life away. “I started burying my feelings. It got to a point where I couldn’t even tell my family or my friends,” she told Giant magazine.(Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

DMX - Rapper Earl “DMX” Simmons wasn’t just battling with drug addiction — he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, too. When he was in prison in 2010, he was sentenced to stay in a mental health ward to get treatment and therapy after his behavior was erratic and violent. (Photo: WENN)

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DMX - Rapper Earl “DMX” Simmons wasn’t just battling with drug addiction — he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, too. When he was in prison in 2010, he was sentenced to stay in a mental health ward to get treatment and therapy after his behavior was erratic and violent. (Photo: WENN)

Serena Williams @serenawilliams - Tweet: "As much as I want to see Peyton win - can't hate on the Seahawks... Seriously playing this good they deserve to win.. 2ed half starts!!"(Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

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Serena Williams - After cutting her foot on a piece of glass, going through two surgeries and not being able to play tennis for a year, legend Serena Williams found herself terribly depressed. She told USA Today,” When I had that second surgery (on my foot), I was definitely depressed. I cried all the time. I was miserable to be around.” (Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

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Kanye West - With many factors, including the death of his mother weighing on him, rapper Kanye West admits that there was a time when he was on the “brink of suicide.” His infamous run in with Taylor Swift at the MTV Music Awards in 2009 was an indication that perhaps he was struggling emotionally. But the good news: Kanye is clear that he "will not give up on life again."(Photo: razer Harrison/Getty Images for Surface Magazine)

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Kanye West - With many factors, including the death of his mother weighing on him, rapper Kanye West admits that there was a time when he was on the “brink of suicide.” His infamous run in with Taylor Swift at the MTV Music Awards in 2009 was an indication that perhaps he was struggling emotionally. But the good news: Kanye is clear that he "will not give up on life again."(Photo: razer Harrison/Getty Images for Surface Magazine)