Slide 1 of 19
9 Celebrities Who Spoke Up about Depression
Nearly 16 million adults in the United States experienced a major depressive episode in 2014, making it one of the most common mental health conditions in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.
But there's still a stigma surrounding the disorder in the United States.
Here are nine celebrities who have spoken out about their experiences with depression.
Bruce SpringsteenSlide 2 of 19
A 2012 article in The New Yorker detailed the depression Springsteen experienced in the 1980s, and in his new memoir "Born to Run" (Simon & Schuster, 2016), The Boss opened up about his recent bouts with the illness.
In the book, he described himself as "a walking husk" who couldn't get out of bed, according to Rolling Stone. Springsteen's recent depression came later in life (Springsteen is 67) and he's been "quietly treating [it] with medication for years," Rolling Stone said.
Springsteen's father also had depression, according to The New Yorker.Slide 3 of 19
Wayne BradySlide 4 of 19
Actor Wayne Brady of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" told "Entertainment Tonight" in 2014 that he had had depression for years.
Brady had a breakdown on his 42nd birthday, which led him to seek treatment for his depression, according to "Entertainment Tonight."
The actor acknowledged the stigma surrounding the disease, particularly in Hollywood: "Nobody wants to out themselves, so to speak," he told "Entertainment Tonight." [Top 10 Stigmatized Health Disorders]Slide 5 of 19
Sarah SilvermanSlide 6 of 19
Comedian Sarah Silverman has been very outspoken about her experiences with depression.
"I first experienced depression when I was 13," Silverman told Glamour Magazine in 2015, describing the condition by saying, "It feels like I'm desperately homesick, but I'm home."
Silverman has been able to manage her condition with medications and therapy. She said that she still has "downward spirals" but knows that they will pass.Slide 7 of 19
Kristen BellSlide 8 of 19