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Famous people with mental health challenges

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Presentation from Boulder Chamber of Commerce event advocating for hiring people with mental health challenges

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Famous people with mental health challenges

  1. 1. FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS CHALLENGES Assembled by elianna james from an article by WCVB Boston
  2. 2. DEMYSTIFYING THE TOPIC  All of the people depicted here have achieved status, contributed to society and been held in esteem by their peers and others.  All of them have done so while fighting mental health challenges. For those who have done so in the more recent past they have been helped by therapies that were not available long ago.  These therapies are constantly improving. We honor their achievements and their struggles.
  3. 3. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Abraham Lincoln
  4. 4. MAJOR DEPRESSION ANXIETY ATTACKS
  5. 5. ACTRESS Catherine Zeta Jones
  6. 6. BIPOLAR DISORDER
  7. 7. FOOTBALL PLAYER/ BUSINESS OWNER Earl Campbell
  8. 8. PANIC DISORDER
  9. 9. ASTRONAUT Buzz Aldrin
  10. 10. DEPRESSION ALCOHOLISM
  11. 11. SINGER/ SONGWRITER Kurt Cobain
  12. 12. A.D.D. BIPOLAR DISORDER
  13. 13. AUTHOR J.K. Rowling
  14. 14. DEPRESSION
  15. 15. MARTIAL ARTS/ ACTOR John Claude Van Damme
  16. 16. DEPRESSION RAPID CYCLING BIPOLAR DISORDER
  17. 17. FOOTBALL/ HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER Ricky Williams
  18. 18. SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER
  19. 19. PRINCESS OF WALES Diana
  20. 20. BULIMIA DEPRESSION
  21. 21. ACTRESS Carrie Fisher
  22. 22. BIPOLAR SEVERE MANIC DEPRESSION
  23. 23. DEPRESSION
  24. 24. VARIOUS MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES
  25. 25. “ ” Thanks for photos and list of celebrities who have battled or are still fighting mental illness in many forms: http://www.wcvb.com/health/14414700
  26. 26. ELIANNA JAMES ‘I BREAK WEBSITES, LLC’ eliannaj@yahoo.com 720-425-1001

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