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Originally posted 01/20/2015 05:45PM
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Although he felt too afraid to speak out for many years, comedian Wayne Brady is opening up once more about his longtime struggle with depression.
After revealing to Entertainment Tonight in November that he suffered a "breakdown" on his 42nd birthday last June, Brady points to the difficulty men have with opening up about mood disorders in a patriarchal culture that demands they hide their feelings.
"It's difficult for men in general, I think, because of just the way that we're raised," says Brady in the video exclusive to PEOPLE above. "We feel any of the negative emotions or that dark cloud settle on you, and you feel like you need to cry out or speak to someone about it, and, 'Nope, I'm not gonna do that, because I'm a man.' "
Originally posted 11/03/2014 06:30PM
Sharon Osbourne surprised her co-hosts on CBS' The Talk Monday by revealing she's been taking depression medication for 16 years.
While discussing comedian Wayne Brady's recent revelation that's he's long battled the mood disorder, Osbourne, 62, interrupted the discussion to say that she, too, suffers from depression.
Originally posted 10/11/2014 08:45PM
Nearly two months after her father, Robin Williams, lost his battle with mental illness by committing suicide, his daughter, Zelda Williams, paid tribute to him on World Mental Health Day by urging others suffering from the disease to seek help.
Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:00PM
Well-loved and well-ridden, the bicycle still had mud clinging to the tires. From the handlebars hung a red Night at the Museum cap, signed by its owner.
Originally posted 11/11/2013 06:30PM
Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss, star of hit movies such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Mr. Holland's Opus, suffers from bipolar disorder.
Dreyfuss, 66, first spoke publicly about his disorder in the 2006 documentary The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. Since then, he's been sharing his personal struggles at conferences around the country to elevate the discussion on depression.
"There's no shame in having depression," Dreyfuss told PEOPLE at Thursday's Hope for Depression Research Foundation luncheon in New York City. "By telling my own story, I hope to help remove the stigma. It never should be something to hide."
Originally posted 09/19/2013 03:30PM
After successfully battling ovarian cancer for the second time and sharing her journey on PEOPLE.com, Diem Brown is back to blogging. This time around, she will not only share updates on her own life, but about competing on her new show, MTV's The Challenge: Rivals II.
I do not throw around the word "depression" lightly. That's why you'll never hear me say any phrases like, "Ugh, I would kill myself if ..." I've seen too much and have counseled too many people who really struggle, to be so flippant about suicide or depression.
I have been depressed once before in my life – it was during my first bout of ovarian cancer. I was six months into treatment and got a call telling me that they had to extend and alter my chemo because it wasn't working.
Originally posted 05/23/2013 10:30AM
Catherine Zeta-Jones is home from treatment for her Bipolar II disorder, after having checked herself into a facility last month for what her husband described as a "10,000 mile check-up."
The Oscar-winning actress was spotted out driving in New York on Tuesday.
Zeta-Jones, 43, bravely revealed her diagnosis in 2011, telling PEOPLE at the time, "This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them."
She continued, "If my revelation of having Bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help."
Originally posted 11/15/2012 06:30PM
It seemed Cesar Millan had been on top of the world, but then it all came crashing down.
In 2010, the trainer and television personality known as the Dog Whisperer was working with celebrity clients, had a hit show and was becoming an international advocate for bully breeds.
Millan, 43, was dealt his first loss when Daddy, the 16-year-old pit bull who had been Millan's best example of a "calm, submissive" dog, died in February.
Then, in June of that year, Millan learned that his wife of 16 years, Ilusion Millan, had filed for divorce.
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