I was just reading an article about actress Anne Hathaway saying that she had struggled with depression. Just last week, I read about actress Mandy Moore having gone through depression as well. Depression affects approx. 10% of the population, with it being about 25% more common in women than men.
When you work in an industry where expectations and competition is EXTREMELY high, plus having to deal with your private life being flashed all over the place, with stories mostly made up, I think that quite a few celebrities go through a period of feeling depressed, especially younger ones since they don’t have enough life experience to fully grasp the meaning of such feelings. Who wouldn’t feel that way in such situations to be honest? One minute you’re hot, the next you’re not. Such emotional highs and lows are the perfect way for depression to sneak its way into your life. You also see such occurrences in the investing and business world, where fortunes are made and lost in an instant.
So yes, depression is not reserved for people that are not living up to their potential or struggling. Just because you are on top of your game, you are not immune from depression. Depression doesn’t discriminate in such a manner. Because it’s about pressure (internal and external), it’s about demands, it’s about the environment and the energy that flows around you.
The best way to go about it is to surround yourself with positive energy. Allow only positive, helpful influences and people in your life. Exercise helps a lot, as it releases endorphins which help you feel better. Relaxation and therapy are also very good and effective ways to cure depression. Hypnotherapy is a wonderful method to overcome depression, as it combines the counseling and guidance needed to conquer it, all under a very relaxing and soothing atmosphere. Here are some links to very good courses that can help in such instances:
Creating Inner Peace