8 Celebs You Never Thought Battled Major Depression Disorder

Published on December 10, 2014
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Depression is one of the most unseen epidemics that is running its course through our country and, truly, the whole world. Did you know that there are almost 15 million American every year that suffer from some form of major depressive disorder? It’s true! Depression seems to strike without discrimination and even our young are not free from dealing with depression. This mental condition is one of the leading causes of suicide as well as a whole number of other physical problems. The most surprising thing we can tell you about depression is that even our rich and wealthy have suffered from it. Here are 8 celebs that you would never guess suffered from severe depression.

Jon Hamm

Some men struggle with mental depression in very obvious and vocal ways. Sometimes the people that you would expect to be depressed aren’t and those that are handsome and successful are. For ‘Mad Men’ star Jon Hamm, getting over his depression was a crisis of early adolescence. Jon lost his father when he was 20 years old and immediately fell into a deep depression. He struggled with it for years but always sought help. Hamm says that he sought therapy and used antidepressants to help fight back. On his career in acting Hamm says, “The theater department seems to be the way station for the orphans and all the people who don’t fit in anywhere else.” Hamm definitely used his early aged grief to help steer his career in the arts.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

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