You’ll Never Guess What Demi Lovato Has in Common With Gwyneth Paltrow And Other Celebrities

Celebrities Talk About Mental Health AwarenessCelebrities discuss the very real need to raise awareness about this issue

Posted by Refinery29 on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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What does Demi Lovato have in common with Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry and Lena Dunham? No, it’s not that they’re all famous. It’s something they have in common with many women, with many of us. At some point, Lovato and the other celebs have all suffered from a form of mental illness.

“Because I thought something was really wrong with me, I never opened to anyone. I didn’t tell them what I needed, therefore I ended up self medicating and coping with very unhealthy behavior,” Lovato said in the compilation created by Refinery29.

In an effort to erase the stigma around mental health, these celebrities, along with Alanis Morrisette, Michelle Williams and Hayden Panettiere, have opened up their struggle with depression, eating disorders and other types of mental illness to encourage those suffering to seek help.

“It’s so important for women to know that it happens. It’s common,” said Paltrow.

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