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It may seem like celebrities live a charmed life – they wear designer clothing, ride around in limos, and always look on top of their game in front of the cameras. However, many stars battle invisible demons just like the rest of us. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illness affects one in four adults, and many of your Hollywood favorites are among that number. Following are 16 celebrities who lead successful lives in spite of mental illness.
Publicly disclosed as a personality disorder, Britney’s poor mental health led to an extremely public mental breakdown in 2008, prompting the court to appoint a guardian to make decisions for her.