Famous person with mental illness

  1. Hi,
    I have to do Psych paper on Famous person with mental illness. There must be book written about or by this person.
    Please help me out to choose a famous person which has a lot of information available online.
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  3. by   GingerSue
    Margaret Trudeau (was the wife of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, a Prime Minister of Canada) and recently she let the public know that she suffers bipolar disorder http://www.canada.com/montrealgazett...b-ccb41e5dd020
    Last edit by GingerSue on Mar 25, '07 : Reason: link
  4. by   EricJRN
    Wikipedia.com might be a great place to begin searching for this person. There are many celebrities affected by psychiatric issues, so I'm sure you'll be able to find one that interests you.
  5. by   firstyearstudent
    Vincent Van Gogh
    William Styron
    Syd Barrett
    Brian Wilson
    John Nash
    Jack Kerouac

    Just put go to a search engine and type in "famous" and a disease such as "bipolar" or "schizophrenia"

  6. by   Achoo!
    Kurt Cobain or Ozzy Osbourne
    Rosie O Donnell
    Charles Manson?
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Vivian Leigh ("Scarlett" from "Gone With The Wind"), bipolar disorder
    Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on Mar 25, '07
  8. by   Cherish
    Amy Tan
    Anne Rice
    Brooke Shields
    Tennesee Williams
    Abraham Lincoln
    Trent Reznor
    Harrison Ford
    Jim Carrey
    Princess Diana
    Rodney Dangerfield
    Marie Osmond
    Winston Churchill
    Vincent Van Gogh

    All suffered from depression.
  9. by   zooz
    Here's an article from Psychology Today that might help you out: Celebrity Meltdown
  10. by   Megsd
    I had to write a paper like that and did mine on Virginia Woolf.
  11. by   luvmypatients
    Howard Hughes
    Check out the movie "The Aviator"
  12. by   noggin_wise
    Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Tipper Gore, Al Gore, most of hollywood the list is endless. Just go to moveon.org or the democrat underground and you will find lots of famous people there will mental illness.
  13. by   psalm
    Sylvia Plath
    Abe Lincoln's wife, Mary
  14. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Abe Lincoln himself.