Abraham Lincoln, Johnny Depp Kate Moss, Emma Stone, Zack Greinke, Kim Basinger, Scarlett Johannsen, Adele, David Beckham, Leann Rimes, Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Mumm, Barbara Streisand, John Steinbeck, Whoopi Goldberg, Charles Schultz all suffered from some form of anxiety disorder. The list goes on and on.
It's hard to tell if everyday people, like me and you, have a more difficult time dealing with social anxiety disorder or other mental illnesses than famous people. However, I do believe there is an important lesson to be learned from famous people who have overcome mental illness– particularly Social Anxiety Disorder. They succeeded. They made an impact–in professions where public perception and social interface is integral to success. In short, they overcame the extreme anxiety related to what others thought of them.
Now, it's incumbent on all of us ordinary people to create a society where everyone is welcome and people's essential being is what's famous and not their mental illness.
Mental Health Justice. No stigma. No Judgment. Everyone is welcome.