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Celebrities Who Battle Mental Health Illnesses

  • Mary-Kate Olsen

    Mary-Kate Olsen
    Shortly after graduating high school on June 7, Mary-Kate Olsen's father and therapist staged an intervention in which they committed Olsen to a mental health facility. At the undisclosed location, Olsen was to seek treatment for her worsening anorexia.
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    Celebrities Who Battle Mental Health Illnesses

  • Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba
    In a 2005 interview with Glamour magazine, Jessica Alba admitted to struggling with an eating disorder in the past. She said, "A lot of girls have eating disorders, and I did too. I got obsessed with it. When I went from a girl’s body to a woman’s body with natural fat in places, I freaked out. It makes you feel weird, like you’re not ready for that body."
  • Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie
    Some controversy still swirls around the nature of Nicole Richie's stint in rehab, as she, for years, vehemently denied having an eating disorder, instead saying she was "always skinny" and claiming to not be able "to put on weight." It was reported, however, that she checked into Beau Monde Treatment Center in California for anorexia and a pills addiction. Sources say at the time of her rehab arrival, Richie weighed 83 lbs.
  • Mary-Kate Speaks Out

    Mary-Kate Speaks Out
    In 2008, Olsen spoke out about the battle with anorexia that, until prior, she had kept private, saying that it almost killed her. She said, "There have definitely been times in my life when I just turned to people and said, 'I'm done - this is too much for me. This is too over-whelming.'"
  • Demi Lovato

    Demi Lovato
    In the midst of her world "Camp Rock 2" tour with the Jonas Brothers and the cast of the Disney movie "Camp Rock," Demi Lovato checked into Timberline Knolls rehab facility in Illinois. Lovato went to the treatment center to be treated for anorexia (binge/purge type), cutting, and depression. While there, Lovato was diagnosed as Bipolar. She left Timberline Knolls in late January 2011 and has been outspoken about her treatment and experiences with mental health ever since.
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    The Tony Award winning Catherine Zeta-Jones checked into rehab in April 2011 for her Bipolar II disorder. Zeta-Jonas first received her Bipolar II diagnosis in the wake of her husband's diagnosis of cancer. Bipolar II, also known as manic depression, differs from Bipolar I in that it is characterized by many episodes of depression and at least one hypomanic episode.
  • LeAnn Rimes

    LeAnn Rimes
    On August 29, 2012 - a day after her 30th birthday - LeAnn Rimes checked herself into rehab, for what people were not sure. She later revealed in an interview with Katie Couric (who incidentally has admitted to struggling with bulimia in college) that her reason for entering rehab was to deal with her "stress" and "anxiety" issues.
  • Lucy Hale

    Lucy Hale
    Lucy Hale admitted to Cosmopolitan in their September issue that she battled an eating disorder for some time before getting healthy. She said, “I’ve never really talked about this, but I would go days without eating. Or maybe I’d have some fruit and then go to the gym for three hours. I knew I had a problem…It was a gradual process but I changed myself." According to WebMd, about 1 to 2 million Americans experience an eating disorder of a similar caliber as Hale's.
  • Tila Tequila

    Tila Tequila
    Tila Tequila, a former reality star, overdosed on pills and suffered a brain anuresym (no report on whether the two are related or two isolated, simulteanous occurences) in late February 2013. The incident was apparently, according to Tila's roommate, a suicide attempt. Tila has also publicly struggled with her weight, at one point getting down to 87 pounds.
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones, second rehab stint in two years

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, second rehab stint in two years
    As of April 30, Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into rehab again, the second time in two years, for "maintenance" treatment of her Bipolar II disorder. According to WebMd.com, about 2.5 percent of Americans suffers from a form of Bipolar, either I or II.