Young Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Their Mental Health in 2019
It’s no secret that the younger generation is more forthcoming about mental health. A 2015 study conducted by American University found that millennials are more likely to talk about mental health, as well as be accepting of others who struggle with it, compared to their parents or grandparents. Accordingly, some of the leading talents in pop culture are exemplifying this in the spotlight.
Since bursting onto the scene two years ago, Billie Eilish has emerged as a fierce mental health advocate. Exploring the intricacies of her depression through her music, most distinctly on her latest album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, the experimental pop singer has also been candid in interviews. “Depression has controlled sort of like everything in my life,” she told Apple Music Beats 1’s Zane Lowe during an interview.
She also revealed that she hopes to provide solace to her fans who might be fighting similar battles. “Kids use my songs as a hug,” she said. “Songs about being depressed or suicidal or completely just against-yourself—some adults think that’s bad, but I feel that seeing that someone else feels just as horrible as you do is a comfort. It’s a good feeling.” And in a recent PSA video for the Ad council’s Seize the Awkward, Ellish underlined the importance of checking in on the mental health of friends, too.