JK Rowling, Emma Thomspon, And Jennifer Aniston Open Up About Their Depression

Stars do not usually talk about their problems. Usually we hear only of the good of celebrities, along with tabloid news on how much celebrities are drinking, taking and doing.

It’s only the a few special brave celebrities who are willing to discuss their mental health concerns publicly. Jennifer Aniston, JK Rowling and Emma Thompson are three of the latest to have done just that.

Actress Emma Thompson was diagnosed with clinical depression. She was obsessed with the idea of having another daughter. Her first daughter was born in 1999 and the actress says she would “Count the number of children other people had.” Emma Thompson treated her depression be seeing a depression therapist once a week.

JK Rowling suffering depression while writing Harry Potter

Author J K Rowling has entertained the world through her mind and imagination for years, becoming one of the most successful authors of all time. JK Rowling has stated that while she was working on Harry Potter she was suffering from clinical depression.


It can be argued that depression helps an artist to create better work. After all, depression does lead us to create bizarre imaginings. Without depression, would J K Rowling have written Harry Potter? Perhaps, but it most likely would not have had such a depth to the imaginary world.

J K Rowling stats, “You don’t expect fame to bring problems with it. When I became famous I was hit with demands and felt I had to cure everyone’s problems. It was overwhelming. I was worries I would mess up. I has to visit a therapist for depression, which really helped. ‘

Jennifer Aniston is another celebrity who has suffered from depression.  Aniston states that therapy is not just about depression but is also about “Discovering who you are as a person.” She said therapy helped her to clean up the noise and to become happy. Therapy enlightened her about herself. “If you’re not happy you can become happy because, after all, happiness is really a choice.”

Jennifer Aniston sought therapy for depression twice

It can be encouraging, when trying to treat depression for ourselves, to remember the staggering number of other people who have suffered from depression and learned how to treat depression successfully. When depressed, there is a sense of loneliness. In reality, however, depression is far from lonely.

Millions of people are currently suffering from depression, all attempting to find their own solutions. By simply reminding ourselves that we are not alone, we go a long way to finding an understanding and an acceptance that brings peace.

Remember, you are not alone. Even stars and celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, JK Rowling and Emma Thompson suffer from depression.

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