How do famous people with mental illness do it?

Is there a doctor in the house in Hollywood too?

Billy Joel, Brittany Spears, Donald Trump, Heath Ledger, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Mike Tyson and DMX just to name some on the list of the famous and mentally ill. From Bi-Polar disorder, to fear of germs, as it is with Howie Mandel and Donald Trump.

Somehow these people have managed to be very successful in spite of their mental health diagnoses. Did you know that Robin Williams uses humor to manage his Bi-Polar symptoms? How about Billy Joel’s depression? Does he use alcohol to help with depression or does is the alcohol causing the depression? After all, alcohol is a depressant, so which is it? Such are the dilemmas that mental health professionals face when diagnosing a patient.

A psychiatrist may say, you are depressed, here is some medicine. A psychologist may say, have a seat and tell me whats “underneath” all of this wrong thinking. A reality therapist may slap you on the back and tell you to get over it! So who do you listen to when it comes down to someone you love and deciding which route to take?

Do not roll the dice. Contact me and I will personally help you get to the appropriate resources, and support you as long as you need support. That’s what I do!


Author: (Don't Label My Kid! Coaching & Counseling Team)

Social Worker- Mental Health, Addictions, and Behavioral health- Leadership Educator-, Juvenile Justice. A variety of coaching. I have a great desire to help others make it through times that I myself have had to navigate. I understand the process, the pain,and the support needed. I, and the rest of my team all have both the formal education to coach others but more importantly we also have the life experience which allows us to relate to all the phases and hurdles that come with recovering from issues like depression, addiction, domestic violence, spiritual confusion, and much more. I feel that the combination of formal training and life experience allows us to meet those we help every point of need- in a real way.

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