10 Celebrities Talk About Their Depression

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Don Draper might come across as a no-nonsense and sometimes cold character, but the ever-so-handsome Jon Hamm is a sensitive guy who has battled depression since his father died when he was 20 years old. Hamm said, “I was … unmoored by that. I struggled with chronic depression. I was in bad shape.” His mother had also died 10 years earlier of stomach cancer and Hamm underwent therapy and used antidepressants to help him get by. He said of the medication, “It gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral. It helps… You can change your brain chemistry enough to think: ‘I want to get up in the morning; I don’t want to sleep until four in the afternoon!’” [People] It’s so comforting as someone with depression to hear about other people have overcome their sadness and found success. So we’ve rounded up several other celebrities who’ve talked about their struggles with depression.
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