Having a child is an amazing time in life, but its also very stressful and many women not only suffer from postpartum depression after welcoming a child but also suffer in silence. As more awareness is brought to mental illness as a whole, more are seeking help and are doing so thanks to the attention brought by many celebrities. Many stars use their celebrity for the greater good when they open up about personal matters because it not only helps fans feel relatable to their favorite stars, but also opens up a discussion about important issues and let others know they are not alone. When it comes to postpartum depression in particular, more and more celebrity moms have started opening up and being vocal about their own struggles, here are ten of those strong women.
10. Courteney Cox
Friends star Courteney Cox welcomed her daughter Coco Riley Arquette in 2004 at the age of 40 with her then husband David Arquette. Six months afterwards however, Cox admitted to suffering from delayed postpartum depression, opening up about it to USA Today in 2005. “I went through a really hard time, not right after the baby, but when [Coco] turned 6 months. I couldn’t sleep. My heart was racing. And I got really depressed. I went to the doctor and found out my hormones had been pummeled.”