Like any other mental illness, depression does not discriminate. It does not care whether you live in a mansion or on the streets. It does not care to check your bank balance or occupation. No matter who you are or what your background is, you have a chance of suffering from depression.
Music is known to be therapeutic for those suffering from mental illnesses, but a 2016 study by the University of Westminster has claimed that musicians are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.
Robbie Williams wins battle of depression with wife’s support
According to the Metro, English pop singer Robbie Williams (42) confessed in September 2016 about his struggle with anxiety and depression. On a popular ITV chat show in November 2016, Williams talked about his life, album, tour, and his struggle with depression, alcoholism and substance abuse and how therapy virtually saved his life.
Unlike today, anxiety and depression did not exist when he was battling with them, Williams said. He spoke on how he felt isolated when he was asked to get on with it. In the interview, Williams confessed that as he was not aware of what was going on with him and to handle the situation, he took to self-medication by consuming drugs and alcohol which worsened his substance abuse problem.
In addition to therapy saving his life, Williams admitted that his wife Adya Field stood by him during his struggle with depression that changed his life.
In an earlier interview with The Sun, the singer had admitted that he still struggled with anxiety. He said that he is like everyone else and worries about failures. Williams said that as he got older he learned to overcome depression. According to him, depression is a lifelong thing and is either high-level or low-level. He admits that although he has taken himself to great heights in his career, he had a confidence crisis. He also admitted that he has been to therapy this year and that he tries to take care of himself even if it means resting or taking himself away for a few hours.
Kid Cudi’s battle with depression
Therapies and family support helped Williams deal with anxiety and depression, but Kid Cudi, an American recording artist, rapper and actor from Cleveland, chose the rehab way to deal with his depression.
In October 2016, Cudi checked into a rehab after battling severe depression and suicidal urges. In early October 2016, in a letter to his fans posted on his Facebook page, the artist described his lifelong struggle with depression and how it stopped him from living his life. The rapper shared that he was not at peace and felt like a damaged human being swimming in a pool of emotions during every day of his life. In his letter, the rapper stated how anxiety and depression had ruined his life and how because of the depression, he could not get out of his house, make new friends, or trust anyone.
Cudi returned to the stage on November 5, 2016, for the first time since checking into a rehab for depression. The singer performed at the inaugural ComplexCon event in Long Beach, California where he played some of his most notable songs, including “Pursuit of Happiness,” “Frequency,” and “Erase Me.”
Depression can be treated
Just like any other mental illness, depression can be treated. Once diagnosed, depression can be treated by using a combination of medications and psychotherapy. In addition, talking to a trained therapist can help ease out depressive symptoms.
Though depression is treatable, by the time it is diagnosed, it is often too late. If you or your loved one is battling depression, it is time to seek professional medical support. We, at the Depression Treatment Helpline, can help you find the best depression help centers in the United States. You can reach us at our 24/7 helpline number 866-619-7729 or chat online with our therapists to know about the various depression rehab centers in your locality.