Celebrities: Money And Fame Won’t Solve Your Mental Health Issues

UNITED STATES—Do you know of any celebrities or successful people who struggle with their mental health on a regular basis?

If so, it can be challenging for celebrities and others to manage their career and their mental health issues at the same time.

Unfortunately, many celebrities think that money and fame can help solve their mental health and addiction issues, but the cold hard truth is that money and fame will not help solve your mental health issues. In fact, it will only make things worse.

Here are 6 things to consider regarding your mental health and the pursuit of money and fame.

  1. Fame and popularity will not last: A person must understand that fame comes and goes and that a person has no control over his or her popularity. Fame is elusive and can’t be controlled. Popularity lasts for a short time, while a person’s mental health issues will remain with them for their entire life.
  2. You will be miserable: You can’t enjoy your successes if your mental health issues and addictions are overwhelming you. Always being anxious, stressed out, and fearful on a daily basis is no way to live your life regardless how much money you have. Fear and anxiety are relentless and these things will catch up to you if you chose to ignore it.
  3. You will have to deal with the consequences: Only you will experience the consequences when your fears and anxieties get the best of you. Money and fame will not take away your fears and anxieties regardless what anyone says. Don’t make the mistake of assuming otherwise.
  4. Don’t fall victim To peer pressure: Instead of trying to please all of your fans and friends, make the choice to put your personal wellbeing first. Don’t give in to peer pressure. When the cameras disappear, it will be just you and your closest friends and family members.
  5. Education is the key: Make a persistent effort to learn all of the effective ways to help manage your mental health issues and addictions. Admitting you have a problem is the first step. The second step is to use the services of a good counselor on a regular basis. The third step is to apply what you have learned to your life on a daily basis.
  6. You will be better off: You will be a lot happier with your life and what you have by choosing your mental health over the pursuit of fame and fortune. Learn from the mistakes of others. Many lives have been cut short because they chose their careers over their mental health issues. Don’t make the same mistake.


Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear”. For more free and valuable mental health advice for celebrities and others, visit the Article and Blog Section of Stan’s website at http://www.managingfear.com/

Written By Stan Popovich