“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde

Inspiration

Finding confidence in one's self and their judgement is an essential part of being a healthy individual; however, it can also help to have people to remind one of what has been and can be achieved (not just by others, but in one's own life).  This can be especially important if one has a psychological condition, as harmful stigma regarding the judgement, ability to perform in general, work, or be independent, is notable (as is self-stigma).


With such in mind, the following individuals are presented to provide inspiration, as examples of what can be done by those with a psychological condition - and also to show that such individuals are much more numerous, well-known, and capable than most might know or think.


However, Kalamazoo Hope believes that ultimately, an individual should seek to be themself and find who they are, not try to mimic other individuals.  

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Historical Individuals

A-Ca

Dan Aykroyd - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tourette's


Buzz Aldrin - Addiction, Depression


Gillian Anderson - acknowledged having condition


Mayim Bialik - Depression


Mariah Carey - Bipolar Disorder

Co-Fo

Katie Couric - Bulimia 


Ellen DeGeneres - Depression


Leonardo DiCaprio - OCD


Carrie Fisher - Addiction, Bipolar Disorder


Jane Fonda - Bulimia 

G-Ja

Lady Gaga - PTSD 


Selena Gomez - Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks


Halsey - Bipolar Disorder


Prince Harry - acknowledged having condition 


Janet Jackson - Depression





Ja-N

Samuel L. Jackson - Addiction


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - Depression


Jack Kerouac - Schizoid Personality


Evanna Lynch - Anorexia Nervosa


John Nash - Schizophrenia 

P-Ro

Gwyneth Paltrow - Postpartum Depression


Michael Phelps - Addiction, Anxiety, Depression


Ronald Reagan - Alzheimer's


Ryan Reynolds - Anxiety, Depression


J.K. Rowling - Depression 

S-Z

Brooke Shields - Postpartum Depression


Emma Stone - Anxiety, Panic Attacks


Princess Victoria - Anorexia Nervosa


Robin Williams - Lewy Body Dementia


Serena Williams - Postpartum Depression