Depression in Celebrities - Athletes
Fame and money unfortunately can’t stop depression and mental health issues, in some cases it can make it worse. Lots of celebrities have committed suicide from being unhappy in how they look, feel, how much money they own and/or how good they are. For example, a lacrosse player, Nathaniel Cowsert committed suicide in January 2018, his parents spoke in an interview a year later, and said he always wrestled with anxiety and unfortunately, he thought he wasn’t good enough. “He was always so kind. He was just great to be around. He was a light; Jeremy was always happy.” Although everyone loved him, he obviously couldn’t take failure. This is a very sad but truthful story, which happens when brilliant stars get injured or fail/lose. Many celebrities have opened up to anxiety and depression. Dwayne Johnson has opened up to having depression, he said: “I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it… I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and [say], ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay.’”
A third of women athletes, suffer with depression: Serena Williams says ‘’I definitely have not been happy, especially when I had that second (foot) surgery, I was definitely depressed. I cried all the time. I was miserable to be around.’’ “Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom.” “I work a lot, I train, and I’m trying to be the best athlete I can be,” Williams wrote in her post. “However, that means although I have been with her every day of her life, I’m not around as much as I would like to be. Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes. I’m here to say: if you are having a rough day or week — it’s ok — I am, too!!!”
“You can’t do it alone,”
So, it’s very important to realise that even the best of the best suffer just as much, or maybe more than not famous people, because of the pressure from society, as if they need to be the best!