When depression hits us “normal people”, we often think of it as a mental disorder that only afflicts us, and the rich and affluent could not possibly feel this. After all, national recognition and money couldn’t possibly go hand in hand with depression!? Well, that’s not the case, and as a matter of fact, those with money and fame may be a little more inclined to feel cut off and hopeless in many cases.
A lot of famous people have admitted to struggles with depression including funny man Jim Carey, Kirstie Alley, and even George Clooney after he suffered an injury that he said was so painful he contemplated suicide. And who could ignore the daily headlines about a very followed pop princess, Britney Spears, suffering with depression, anxiety and possibly a personality or mood disorder?
Depression affects everyone, no matter what your status in society, your socioeconomic place, your family’s background, or the friends and company you keep. That’s why there are so many resources dedicated to helping find suitable medications and remedies for depression, including natural and herbal remedies for depression and anxiety, therapies that go beyond taking any pills such as cognitive therapy, talking to a therapist without taking medication, and relaxation techniques such as sauna therapy and yoga, among other new age techniques for relaxation and depression busting.
JK Rowling, the famous author of the Harry Potter books, who is now a millionaire many times over, has just come forward and talked about her severe depression before she wrote her first Harry Potter book, but her depression actually was connected to life events and the fact that she felt as a single mother she could not provide for her only daughter after her husband left.
She now admits that she had such severe depression that she had frequent suicidal thoughts, and that the main reason she seeked help for the way she felt was because of her daughter, and she felt that she couldn’t be a good mother to her daughter in the state she was in. Look at her now, she’s happy and she’s successful, so she’s a success story of how therapy can help someone who suffers even severe depression.
She pulled herself out of it and went on to write books she loves and enjoy spreading happiness to children everywhere, who the books she writes really connects with.