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Mental Health is a combination of our emotional, social, and psychological well-being. Our mental health plays a significant role in how we think, feel, and act. This helps us to relate to others, make important life choices, and handle stressful situations. Our mental health plays a part in each stage of our lives. When mental health issues are experienced, it affects our thinking, our mood, and our behaviors. Mental health issues can arise from hereditary factors (brain chemistry), environmental experiences (trauma, abuse, life experiences), or a combination of both.

Sia

Sia

Sia has suffered from depression. She has said that she suffered from addiction to painkillers and alcohol, and had also contemplated suicide before, going as far as writing a suicide note. Australian songstress Sia has celebrated achieving five years of sobriety.

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Lady Gaga

Despite her success in both music and acting, Lady Gaga spoke openly in December 2016 about her struggles with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Gaga admitted in a 2014 interview that she is the victim of a rape that happened when she was 19 years old. “My own trauma in my life has helped me to understand the trauma of others,” Gaga says.

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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is an Olympic gold medalist American swimmer, and is considered the most decorated Olympian of all time. He has a total of 22 medals. However, he has gone through tough times at an early age. His mother revealed that Michael was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). His struggles with ADHD disrupted his school-work when he was 9. But, he overcame the disorder with personally prescribed medication. Swimming too played a huge part in managing the disorder.

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