Thursday, March 24, 2011

Famous People With Depression - Michael Yardy ...

Michael Yardy
England all-rounder and Sussex captain Michael Yardy has flown home from the World Cup because he is suffering from depression.

He is England's leading seam bowler at the World Cup, having taken nine wickets including a career-best 5-48 in the dramatic tied group game with India. His England team-mates had noticed a change in his manner in recent times. 

Marcus Trescothick
Another casualty of pressure? Not too long ago, another England cricketer, Marcus Trescothick, flew back from an overseas tour for the same reason.

As a fellow sufferer AND a cricket fan, I must pay full respect to Yardy for his open statement and honesty about his condition.

Depression is very misunderstood, becoming more prevalent but thankfully slightly less stimatized in recent years.

I think it really does help when celebrities admit to depression (and other mental illnesses) in an open manner (without using it to gain sympathy or further their career)

Robert Enke
Otherwise you might end up like Robert Enke, the German international goalkeeper who fought to hide his symptoms and sadly ended up committing suicide at the age of 32.

Remember that depression is far from the end of your life. Whether you fight to control it, recover from it, or you learn to live with it, bear in mind that you're in very good company, as this list shows.

Famous Persons WIth Depressive Illnesses

John AdamsFormer President of the United States
Ansel AdamsPhotographer
Caroline AherneComedienne
Buzz AldrinAstronaut
Woody AllenFilm Director
Hans C AndersenWriter
Malcolm ArnoldComposer
Richard AshcroftMusician (The Verve)
Drew BarrymoreActress
Ingmar BergmanFilm Director
Halle BerryActress
Helena Bonham CarterActress
Zack BraffActor
Russell BrandActor, Comedian
Barbara BushFormer 'First Lady'
Truman CapoteAuthor
Drew CareyActor
Karen CarpenterSinger
Jim CarreyActor
Raymond ChandlerAuthor
Melanie CFormer 'Spice Girl'
Frederic ChopinComposer
Agatha ChristieAuthor
Winston ChurchillFormer Prime Minister of the UK
Grover ClevelandFormer President of the United States
Kurt CobainMusician (Nirvana)
Leonard CohenSinger
Joseph ConradAuthor
Catherine CooksonAuthor
Calvin CoolidgeFormer President of the United States
Sheryl CrowSinger
Rivers CuomoMusician (Weezer)
Ian CurtisMusician (Joy Division)
Bobby DarinSinger
Charles DarwinScientist, Naturalist
Edgar DegasArtist
Ellen DeGeneresComedienne
John DenverSinger
Princess Diana1st wife of Prince Charles
Charles DickensAuthor
Emily DickinsonPoet
Micky DolenzActor, Musician
Fyodor DostoyevskyAuthor
Kirsten DunstActress
T S EliotPoet
Robert EnkeFootballer
Colin FarrellActor
Harrison FordActor
Betty FordFormer 'First Lady', founder, Betty Ford Center
Nelly FurtadoSinger
Greta GarboActress
Judy GarlandActress
Janeane GarofaloActress, Comedienne
Paul GauguinArtist
Marvin GayeSinger
Jane GoodallNaturalist (Gorillas In The Mist)
Francisco de GoyaArtist
Graham GreeneAuthor
Tony HancockActor, Comedian
Anne HathawayActress
Goldie HawnActress
Margaux HemingwayActress
Ernest HemingwayAuthor
Florence HendersonActress (The Brady Bunch)
Audrey HepburnActress
James HetfieldSinger (Metallica)
Dustin HoffmanActor
Anthony HopkinsActor
Michael HutchenceSinger
Natalie ImbrugliaSinger
Jack IronsMusician (Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Janet JacksonSinger
Andrew JacksonFormer President of the United States
Thomas JeffersonFormer President of the United States
Billy JoelSinger, Pianist
Elton JohnSinger
Lyndon B JohnsonFormer President of the United States
Ashley JuddActress
John KeatsPoet
Beyoncé KnowlesSinger
Joey KramerMusician (Aerosmith)
Kris KristoffersonSinger, Actor
Akira KurosawaFilm Director
Hugh LaurieActor
Martin LawrenceActor
Denis LawsonActor
Heath LedgerActor
Amy LeeSinger (Evanescence)
John LennonMusician
Neil LennonFootballer
David LettermanComedian, TV Presenter
Meriwether LewisExplorer (Lewis and Clark Expedition)
Abraham LincolnFormer President of the United States
Gustav MahlerComposer
John MahoneyActor (Frasier)
Shirley MansonSinger (Garbage)
Henri MatisseArtist
Brian MayMusician (Queen)
Ewan McGregorActor
Herman MelvilleWriter
Paul MertonComedian
George MichaelSinger
MichelangoArtist
Spike MilliganComedian
Joan MiróArtist
Claude MonetArtist
Marilyn MonroeActress
MorrisseySinger (The Smiths)
Wolfgang A MozartComposer
Aaron NevilleSinger
Isaac NewtonAstronomer, Philosopher
Alfred NobelChemist, Engineer (Founder of Nobel Prize)
Conan O'BrienComedian
Ronnie O'SullivanSnooker Player
Sinead O’ConnorSinger
Rosie O’DonnellActress, Comedienne
Tatum O’NealActress
Bill OddieComedian, Naturalist
Robert OppenheimerPhysicist (Father of the Atomic Bomb)
Ozzy OsbourneSinger, Musician (Black Sabbath)
Marie OsmondSinger
Gwyneth PaltrowActress
Dolly PartonSinger
Ryan PhillippeActor
Franklin PierceFormer President of the United States
Sylvia PlathPoet
Edgar Allan PoeAuthor
Jackson PollockArtist
Richard PryorComedian, Actor
Sergei RachmaninoffComposer
Charlotte RamplingActress
Christina RicciActress
Little RichardSinger
Joan RiversComedienne
J K RowlingAuthor
Winona RyderActress
Siegfried SassoonPoet
Charles SchulzCartoonist (Creator of 'Peanuts')
Robert SchumannComposer
Monica SelesTennis Player
Will SelfAuthor
Brian SewellArt Critic
Brooke ShieldsActress
Sarah SilvermanComedienne
Yeardley SmithActress (Voice of 'Lisa' on the 'Simpsons')
Britney SpearsSinger
Scott StappSinger (Creed)
Rod SteigerActor
Donna SummerSinger
Amy TanWriter
Catherine TateComedienne, Actress
James TaylorSinger-Songwriter
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyComposer
Leo TolstoyAuthor
Mark TwainAuthor
Vincent Van GoghArtist
Kurt VonnegutAuthor
George WashingtonFormer President of the United States
Evelyn WaughAuthor
Tennessee WilliamsWriter
Robbie WilliamsSinger
Owen WilsonActor
Brian WilsonMusician (Beach Boys)
Virginia WoolfAuthor
Thom YorkeMusician (Radiohead)