There’s an unfortunate stigma surrounding mental health issues that makes it hard to open up and ask for help when you need it the most. That’s why it is so heartening when celebrities use their platforms to open up about their own state of mental health. When public figures don’t shy away from these difficult conversations, more people may be encouraged to seek the help they need. Also, it reminds them that they are not alone. Here are 9 local celebs that were able to accomplish amazing things despite battling mental health conditions.