Depression used to be a topic that no one discussed. According to the World Health Organization (WHO):
When someone is depressed they feel isolated and misunderstood. In her book, The Formula: Seven Steps for Healing from Depression and Manic Depression, Alicemarie O’Neill discusses the seven steps for healing from depression and manic depression/bipolar disorder. The steps are individualized so that readers can make The Formula their own and begin to see results. The author hopes readers are open to new ideas about their condition, especially from someone who knows what they’re talking about. This is your guide to restore and rebuild. There are no limits to what you can achieve. The book will give you hope.
Being famous doesn’t make you immune to suffering from depression, bipolar disorder or postpartum depression. The topic is no longer taboo with the following celebrities coming forward with their illness: Lady Gaga, Eric Dane, Jim Carrey, Halle Berry, John Hamm, Owen Wilson and Ashley Judd, among others.
Women can also suffer from postpartum depression. Among those affected include Brooke Shields, Hayden Panettiere, Marie Osmond, Gwyneth Paltrow, Carnie Wilson and Drew Barrymore.