Successful People Have Overcome Depression And You Can, Too

If you struggle with depression, you may want to know that a multitude of famous and successful people have gone through it too and come out of it even stronger. Did you know that Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres and J.K. Rowling all suffered from depression? Check this out:

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

After having her first child in 2006, Gwyneth says she went through a dark time with postpartum depression.  “I felt like a zombie,” she said in the interview. “I couldn’t access my heart. I couldn’t access my emotions. I couldn’t connect. It was terrible. With the suggestion of her husband, Chris Martin, she went to therapy and started exercising and was able to beat it.

Many new moms struggle with postpartum depression and the important thing to remember is that there are ways to get better and you are not alone.

J.K. Rowling

Did you know that J.K. Rowling was going through clinical depression when she was writing her first book in the Harry Potter series? In fact, being plagued with financial struggles and having dark feelings inspired her to create the characters known as “evil dementors” in her writing. These creatures are hooded, faceless creatures who have the ability to suck up humans’ happiness. Crazy, right?

She then went to therapy and beat her depression. She went into therapy again when she got really famous, causing her to be overwhelmed with emotions. “I had to do it again when my life was changing so suddenly — and it really helped,” she told The Guardian in 2012. “I’m a big fan of it, it helped me a lot.”

Ellen DeGeneres

After losing her show “Ellen,” DeGeneres said she went through feelings of depression. “I lost my entire career, and I lost everything for three years … But I got to learn how to sit back and watch other people and learn what judgment was and have compassion. And learn that not only was I strong enough to make it in the first place, but I was strong enough to come back and make it again, “ said DeGeneres.

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