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Famous People Who Achieved Great Things With Mental Health Disorders

Dealing with mental-health disorders can be overwhelming. It might feel sometimes like things are so much easier for everyone else. It is not always easy to see when someone is struggling with a mental-health disorder from the outside, so it may surprise you to know that there are lots of successful and famous people who succeed while having mental challenges just like you. It can be helpful to know that even though it may be hard, mental-health disorders do not have to stop you from achieving your dreams.

Jim Carrey has ADHD and persevered with depression to be in the top 50 highest grossing actors of all time:

Michael Phelps was nine years old when he was diagnosed with ADHD, and he would go on to win 28 Olympic medals (23 of them gold). Hear his message to his younger self:
“I had a teacher tell me that I would never amount to anything and I would never be successful. So it was a challenge and it was a struggle, but for me it was something I’m thankful happened. And I’m thankful that I am how I am. I look at myself every day and I’m so proud and so happy of who I am and who I’ve been able to become.”

Simone Biles 32-time Olympic medal and World Championship winner shared: "Having ADHD, and taking medicine for it is nothing to be ashamed of."

Emma Watson was being treated for ADHD when she was portraying Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films:

Adam Levine is a multi-platinum artist that has won three Grammys with Maroon 5. He shared:
“ADHD isn’t a bad thing, and you shouldn’t feel different from those without ADHD. Remember that you are not alone. There are others going through the same thing.”

Michelle Rodriguez talks about body doubling "I want to write and direct but it’s not easy with ADHD. I have a hard time focusing when I’m alone."

Justin Timberlake is worth a quarter of a billion dollars from selling millions of records, and he has OCD and ADHD:

Bram Cohen is a Creator of BitTorrent with ASD


Cara Delevingne is a Model and Actor with ADHD


Channing Tatum is an Actor with ADHD


Christopher Knight is an Actor with ADHD


Daniel Radcliffe is an Actor with Dyspraxia


Dave Grohl is a Musical Artist with ADHD


David Neeleman is a Founder of JetBlue with ADHD


Erin O'Connor is a Model with ADHD


Georgia Harrison is a Reality TV personality with ADHD


Greta Gerwig is a Director with ADHD


Howie Mandel is a Television host with OCD and ADHD


Karina Smirnoff is a Dancer with ADHD


Keris Myrick is a CEO with Schizoaffective disorder


Lily Allen is a Musical Artist with ADHD


Mel B is a Musical Artist with ADHD


Nelly Furtado is a Musical Artist with ADHD


Nicola Adams is an Olympic gold medalist with ADHD


Olivia Attwood is a Reality TV personality with ADHD


Paris Hilton is a Socialite and businesswoman with ADHD


Paul Orfalea is a Founder of Kinkos with ADHD


Peter Kight is a CEO of Checkfree with ADHD


Robbie Williams is a Musical Artist with ADHD


Robin Williams is an Actor with Depression


Sam Thompson is a Reality TV star and radio host with ADHD


Solange Knowles is a Musical Artist and Actor with ADHD


SZA is a Musical Artist with ADHD


Tanya Bardsley is a Reality TV personality with ADHD


Ty Pennington is a Television host and artist with ADHD


Victoria Pedretti is an Actor with ADHD


Vince Vaughn is an Actor with ADHD


Zooey Deschanel is an Actor with ADHD


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