Mental disorders have a large stigma in America, but by having celebs with a disorder who open up about their struggle, it has become more acceptable. When celebs with a disorder explain their situation to the public, they have become role models to others struggling with the same disorder. Here are some famous celebs that have a disorder and have opened up doors to others suffering from the same situations.
1. Michael Phelps
Not many people are aware, but one of the most famous celebs with a disorder is Michael Phelps. This Olympic medalist has been battling Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) since he was 9 years old. ADHD is a disorder that gives people a lot of energy and makes it hard for them to focus on tasks at hand. By having an outlet — swimming — that allowed him to focus, Phelps battled this disorder to become one of the most successful Olympians ever.