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Child Psychiatrist /Adult Psychiatrist

Celebrities - Mental Health & Suicide

Updated: Sep 9, 2023

People imagine that the lives of celebrities is amazing with wealth, prestige, status, however many celebrities suffer from various mental health issues, that can be compounded with stress life choices, little time to decompress, and mental health stigage. Here is a list of some of the celebrities that have been well recognized over the course of their lives. Actors, musicians, DJs, Athletes. There is no amount of money that can make someone happy when they are suffering with any underlying mental health, which can be disabiling. Truthfully, you can be rich and acquire wealth, however your wants (luxury) will never surpass your needs (quality health) mentally and physically. There is a multitude of risk factors that lead to suicide, however the end result can never be predicted.

If you are in a crisis or concerned about your safety, dial 988. National suicide and crisis hotline.Reach out to those that can help you escape your inner demon, to avoid being the next potential victim.


Robin Williams

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A great American comedian and actor, Williams was widely recognized for the variety of characters he created and portrayed in films, comedies, and dramas. Williams is regarded as one of the greatest comedians of all time, having won various awards throughout his career, including five Grammy Awards and an Academy Award. In 2009 he started having a health problem and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Later his wife disclosed he had a spike in anxiety, stress, insomnia, memory loss, paranoia, and delusions. Unfortunately, on August 11, 2014, he was founded dead in his home in Paradise Cay, California. An autopsy report concluded his death was suicide by hanging.

Stuart Adamson

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William Adamson was a Scottish rock guitarist and singer who started his music career as a founding member of the punk rock band Skids. One of his successful singles was Into the Valley, which reached 10 on the UK Singles Chart. On December 16, 2001, Adamson was found dead in a hotel room. His death was caused by hanging with an electric cord from a pole in a wardrobe. By the time of his death, a very substantial amount of alcohol was found by Coroner’s Office report at the time of his death.

Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe was an American singer, actress, and model who became a popular sex symbol in the 1950s and early 1960s. She remains a significant pop culture icon, and in 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her sixth on their list of the greatest female screen legends from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Monroe was found dead in her home in Los Angeles, California, on August 5, 1962. Her death was caused by an overdose of barbiturates (a drug used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders). Her death was perceived as suicide because she had a history of depression and had attempted suicide several times in the past.


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Born as Tim Bergling, he was a Swedish DJ, music producer, and remixer who rose to fame in 2011 for his single Levels. His debut album True in 2013 had the lead single Wake Me Up, which topped most in Europe and reached number four in the United States. In January 2012, Avicii was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis caused by excessive alcohol use, and his health continued to worsen, forcing him to retire from tours in 2016. On April 20, 2018, he died in Muscat; later, it was reported he committed suicide using a glass shard to cut himself.

David Foster Wallace

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He was an American novelist, essayist, short story writer, and university professor of English and creative writing. He is best known for his 1996 novel Infinite Jest which was cited as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005 by Time Magazine. Wallace had suffered from major depressive disorder for many years, but antidepressant medication allowed him to be productive. Unfortunately, on September 12, 2008, he committed suicide by hanging on the back porch of his house in Claremont, California. He had written a private two-page suicide note to his wife and arranged part of the manuscript for The Pale King.

Junior Seau

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Junior Seau was an American footballer who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL), mostly with the San Diego Chargers. He was widely known for his passionate play, was named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team, and in 2015 inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2015. On May 2, 2012, he was found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest at his home in Oceanside, California. His death was ruled out as suicide.

Don Cornelius

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Don was an American television show host and producer known as the creator and host of the music show Soul Train. In 2008 he sold the show to MadVision Entertainment. Through the show, he helped to launch the career of many R&B and soul artists. On February 1, 2012, he was found dead in his home in Los Angeles with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya

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Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya was a Russian-Australian pair skater. At the junior level, she was the 2017 World Junior champion, the 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and the 2017 JGP Poland champion. Ekaterina and Harley Windsor began skating together, winning the 2017 CS Tallinn Trophy champion, the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist, and the two-time Australian national champion. On July 18, 2020, she died after jumping out of the 6th-floor window of her Moscow home in a suspected suicide.

Chris Benoit

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Chris Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler with a wrestling career spanning 22 years. He worked for several pro-wrestling promotions such as World Wrestling Federation/ World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/WWE), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), Stampede Wrestling in Canada, World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) in Japan. He held 30 championships between ECW, WWF/WWE, NJPW, WCW, and Stampede and was a two-time world champion.

Chris had a long battle with depression, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) caused by concussions he sustained during his wrestling led to him committing suicide. In a three-day double murder and suicide, he murdered his wife on June 22, 2007, murdered his 7-year-old son on June 23, 2007, and committed suicide on June 24, 2007.

Source: 100 Most Famous People who Committed Suicide


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