Sick Celebrities


Alanis Morissette escapes depression through music


Alanis commenced her career as a child actor but as she grew older, certain behavioral changes were noticed and she was put on antidepressants at the young age of 19. After two years of stability, in 1995 Alanis Morissette’s mental health condition once again turned into a cause for concern while she was promoting her platinum album ‘Jagged Little Pill’. She was going through a depressive period in her life that time and told The Insider: “Schedule-wise, my health and peace of mind weren’t a priority.”

In an interview with US Weekly, she spoke openly about her mental illness and also shared the dark side of her life when she battled with bulimia and anorexia during her teens. Alanis Morissette made her depression public and discussed about this troubled phase of her life like a braveheart.

During the promotion of the 10th anniversary of her career building album called Jagged Little Pill, she said that her battle with depression was driven by immense pressure from all her well wishers and her mentors. Alanis Morissette suffered a long stint of depression and because of this she immersed herself into music and to this Alanis said, “Having been so freaked out about my bouts of depression and everything that I’ve experienced, I’ve actively sought out different ways to turn to my innate joy.”

The Canadian singing star, Alanis Morissette visited India and Cuba to combat her depression and underwent alternative therapies known as integrative coaching which facilitated her recovery phase by controlling her mood swings and low self esteem. In another interview, while speaking about her comeback album, she said, “I took a break over the past two and half years. I was tending to my personal life.”

Other clinically depressed celebrities include Jim CarreyJ.K. RowlingHalle BerryHugh Laurie and Owen Wilson.


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