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  1. health
    Alex Trebek Says He’s Struggling With Depression After Cancer Diagnosis“I’m not always the most pleasant person to be around.”
  2. fame
    Justin Bieber Unpacks the Effects of Child Stardom in Emotional Instagram Post“Have u noticed the statistics of child stars and the outcome of their life?”
  3. sobriety
    Amanda Bynes, Now 4 Years Sober, Says She Launched Channing Tatum’s Career“This guy’s a star — every girl will love him!”
  4. mental health
    Janet Jackson Opens Up About Overcoming ‘Intense’ Struggle With Depression“Depression is a tenacious and scary condition.”
  5. depression
    Dwayne Johnson Discusses Dealing With Depression: ‘We All Go Through the Sludge’In a recent interview, the Rampage actor opened up about witnessing his mother attempt suicide when he was 15.
  6. ‘Blair’: TBS Is Lookin’ at Instagram!In 2014, comedian Mo Welch posted her first comic on her @momowelch Instagram handle. It featured a simply drawn depressive named Blair and […]
  7. Michelle Williams Discusses Her Battle With Depression During Destiny’s Child“It got so dark and heavy.”
  8. Why the World of Standup Is Both the Best and Worst Place to Battle Mental […] The initial scenes of the pilot episode of I’m Dying Up Here – Showtime’s new dramedy set in early 1970s Los Angeles about the toils of […]
  9. mental health
    Hayley Williams Briefly Left Paramore in 2015 to Treat Depression“I thought, ‘There’s gotta be something else that I’m good at in my life. Maybe it’s time for me to go find that.’”
  10. The Last Ship Stops Production As Eric Dane Seeks Treatment for DepressionThe series’ fourth season is scheduled to premiere in June.
  11. John Moe’s New Podcast ‘The Hilarious World of Depression’ Is Fascinating […] Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. If you’re anything like me, you […]
  12. How Batman Helps Me Survive My Mental IllnessA remarkable graphic memoir, Dark Night: A True Batman Story, got me thinking.
  13. kid cudi
    Kid Cudi Has Checked Into Rehab to Seek Help for ‘Depression and Suicidal Urges’Cudi revealed his battle with health on Facebook.
  14. mental health
    Kristen Bell Writes Essay on Her Depression “There is such an extreme stigma about mental health issues, and I can’t make heads or tails of why it exists.”
  15. Jacqueline Novak and Julie Klausner Get Delightfully Dark in ‘How to Weep […]Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone aren’t the only comedians with a new Refinery29 web series – standup and author Jacqueline Novak is also the […]
  16. Making Mental Illness Funny Mental illness is a tricky subject. It’s something that we still know relatively little about, even though it affects millions of people […]
  17. Depression and Comedy with Aparna Nancherla The link between depression and comedy is well known; Woody Allen shot to fame joking about low self-esteem, while currently, Maria Bamford […]
  18. depression
    The Rock Once Battled Depression; Made It Smell What He Was CookingThe Rock has wrestled all sorts of stuff, including depression.
  19. Sarah Silverman Opens Up About Her Struggles with Depression and Panic […]To promote her dramatic turn in the upcoming film I Smile Back, the wonderful Sarah Silverman opened up to Glamour this week about her […]
  20. depression
    Sarah Silverman Pens an Essay About Struggling with Depression“But there’s one thing I know that I used to not know: It will pass. And it does.”
  21. sequential art
    Comics Star Scott Snyder Talks Wytches“Horror can be very healing and therapeutic.”
  22. The Altruism of ComedyHow one writer credits comedian Maria Bamford with reinvigorating her will to live and banishing the shame associated with mental illness.
  23. Maria Bamford and the Cathartic Comedy of Mental IllnessMaria Bamford is launching a revolution from her microphone. In less than two years, Bamford has survived the death of her best friend — […]
  24. The Uneasy Relationship Between Mental Illness and ComedyI had to take a Xanax to write this article. My anxiety makes it hard to start; my depression and self-doubt make it hard to come to any […]
  25. Comedy as Therapy: How Some Comedians Self-Treat Depression and Social […]This content series is produced in partnership with smartwater. smartwater, good taste travels well. click here to learn more. It’s a cliché […]
  26. Attention, Depressed Comedians: The Laugh Factory Now Offers Free TherapyBecause comedians all try to get laughs to mask the infinite darkness within, the Laugh Factory in LA is now offering free therapy to […]
  27. The Depressive’s Guide to Comedy: Laughing to Keep From CryingI often joke about being depressed and uninsured* because laughter is literally the best medicine I can afford right now –- and I’ve shopped […]