Celebrity Quotes On Mental Illness – Throwback Wednesday

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Today’s Throwback is from Sep 2, 2014.

If there’s one thing we learned from the death of Robin Williams, it’s that celebrities have an impact on the publics perception of mental illness. It made people around the world stop for a second and think, It could happen to anybody. There are some quotes from celebrites who have been diagnosed with mental illness, such as Catherine Zeta Jones. And there are quotes from mental health advocates, such as Glenn Close. Here, I present to you, a small sampling of celebrity quotes on mental illness:

“I just felt as though I would never be happy again, and as if I had fallen into a big black hole.” -Brooke Shields

“I just felt as though I would never be happy again, and as if I had fallen into a big black hole.” -Brooke Shields

"A diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame." - Jane Pauley

“A diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame.” – Jane Pauley

"There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help," -Catherine Zeta-Jones

“There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help,” -Catherine Zeta-Jones

“It was like I had a curse on me. I couldn’t believe how much God was piling on. There was so much death around me.” George Michael

“It was like I had a curse on me. I couldn’t believe how much God was piling on. There was so much death around me.” George Michael

“The lows were absolutely horrible. It was like falling into a manhole and not being able to lift the lid and climb out.” Linda Hamilton

“The lows were absolutely horrible. It was like falling into a manhole and not being able to lift the lid and climb out.” Linda Hamilton

“You know the bad thing about being a survivor... You keep having to get into difficult situations in order to show off your gift.” -Carrie Fisher

“You know the bad thing about being a survivor… You keep having to get into difficult situations in order to show off your gift.” -Carrie Fisher

"Every now and then I hear voices in my head, but not very clear. I can't understand what they are saying. It's a mental illness. I have been diagnosed as a manic  depressive." –Brian Wilson

“Every now and then I hear voices in my head, but not very clear. I can’t understand what they are saying. It’s a mental illness. I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive.” –Brian Wilson

“I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it’s called bipolar manic depression. I’ve got a rich history of that in my family.” Ben Stiller

“I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it’s called bipolar manic depression. I’ve got a rich history of that in my family.” Ben Stiller

"Every pore of you is crying and you don't even understand why or what.  I actually kind of died and got born again as a result of taking the meds and having a chance to, you know, build a life." -Sinéad O'Connor

“Every pore of you is crying and you don’t even understand why or what. I actually kind of died and got born again as a result of taking the meds and having a chance to, you know, build a life.” -Sinéad O’Connor

“You have good days and bad days, and depression’s something that, you know, is always with you.” - Winona Ryder

“You have good days and bad days, and depression’s something that, you know, is always with you.” – Winona Ryder

Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change. -Eric McCormack

Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like ‘Modern Family,’ but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change. -Eric McCormack

"I always had a dissociative disorder. But I healed from it over the course of 14 years of big-time therapy. But, you know, I mean, everybody's kind of loony now. So I was kind of a pioneer in the mental illness thing, too." -Roseanne Barr

“I always had a dissociative disorder. But I healed from it over the course of 14 years of big-time therapy. But, you know, I mean, everybody’s kind of loony now. So I was kind of a pioneer in the mental illness thing, too.” -Roseanne Barr

"I think our family is like a lot of families. We had no vocabulary for mental illness," -Glenn Close

“I think our family is like a lot of families. We had no vocabulary for mental illness,” -Glenn Close

Which ones resonate with you?

  26 comments for “Celebrity Quotes On Mental Illness – Throwback Wednesday

  1. April 6, 2017 at 21:49

    Hello,

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  2. October 8, 2016 at 14:37

    Enjoyed these, Bradley, so spot on. (I saw this in my email, I don’t often use the reader.)

    • Bradley
      October 8, 2016 at 16:13

      Thank you, Erika. I’m glad you were able to connect with the quotes.

  3. October 7, 2016 at 13:04

    Hi Bradley
    I relate to several of the feeling mentioned by celebrities. By reading the comments, the ones most offensive to me are the most popular to others. To each his own. I have a friend who is struggling to not kill herself, the smart ass comments hit me harder because my father committed suicide, I’ve made many attempts and now a dear friend may be dead for all I know today. I’m a bit raw.
    I did get you post, didn’t check reader since you come to my email. I am still not receiving comments made to me. I have a nice post and CS request to get off ass and fix the problem. My comments quit coming a couple of weeks before the whole thing fell apart by unfolding all my followers, just kept going down from there.
    Take care. I’m sure people will benefit from your post.
    M

    • October 7, 2016 at 13:06

      Bradley
      When I submit my comment it says your site is not secure
      M

      • Bradley
        October 7, 2016 at 13:13

        Oh my, that’s a new one. Let me know if it happens again on my next post, which will be Monday

        • October 7, 2016 at 13:54

          It happened on the second comment I sent today. Let you know about tomorrow.
          🙂

          • Bradley
            October 7, 2016 at 14:05

            Thank you

    • Bradley
      October 7, 2016 at 13:11

      Thank you. I hope you get the problem resolved. It took awhile for mine to be taken care of.

      • October 7, 2016 at 13:53

        Did you have to do it all yourself or did WP step up?

        • Bradley
          October 7, 2016 at 14:07

          I self host so it was never a WordPress problem. It was due to complications from one of the vendors applications. They worked hard on it and I’m very happy it was finally fixed.

  4. October 5, 2016 at 16:23

    That Carrie Fisher quote is stellar, but I love Glenn Close’s, too.

    • Bradley
      October 5, 2016 at 16:43

      I’ve written couple of posts based on that Carrie Fisher quote. It’s so true

      • October 5, 2016 at 17:04

        It really is.

  5. kat
    October 5, 2016 at 14:11

    i would reblog this, but there’s no button for that 🙁

    • Bradley
      October 5, 2016 at 14:30

      Yeah, that’s one of the negatives of self hosting, it’s not possible to reblog. Some people copy and past a sentence or a paragraph and then provide a link, but I know it’s not the same as reblogging.

  6. October 5, 2016 at 13:45

    Winona Ryder

  7. October 5, 2016 at 13:24

    Same – email but not on reader.

    • Bradley
      October 5, 2016 at 13:43

      #%&@#!!!!

  8. October 5, 2016 at 11:53

    Hi Bradley. I received your email notification but you still are not showing up in the WordPress reader today. I like your post. Jane Pauley is my favorite. I don’t feel I am being authentic if I have to hide part of myself. But people are uncomfortable with or even afraid of what they don’t understand.

    • October 5, 2016 at 21:42

      Thank you for letting me know about the notifications problem. Hopefully I’ll get it fixed some day.

  9. October 5, 2016 at 10:44

    p.s. Thery’re all terrific quotes, but I especially love the “C & C” quotes – Catherine Zeta-Jones and Carrie Fisher. I pre-ordered Carrie’s new book “The Princess Diarist” months ago. It has been a #1 bestseller on Amazon for a long time, which amazes me. I wish CZJ would write a memoir too…it would be a huge hit.

    • Bradley
      October 5, 2016 at 10:48

      I love Carrie Fisher’s quote. I adore her. My other favorite is Jane Pauley’s.

  10. October 5, 2016 at 10:41

    Hey friend – I only saw this post come through my email, not my WordPress Reader! :000000 Xo (Great photos and quotes, by the way….)

    • Bradley
      October 5, 2016 at 10:45

      AAARGH!!! It went to my Facebook page too. I’ll see if I get a couple more responses and contact tech support again if I have to.

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