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Famous People with Mental Illness

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Abraham Lincoln16th president of the United States during Civil War. Suffered from depression
Virginia WoolfBritish novelist. Early 20th century. Manic depression.
Lionel AldridgeDefensive end for Vince Lombardi's legendary Green Bay Packer in the 60's. Schizophrenia
Robert Schumann19th century German composer. Manic depression
Vaslav NijinskyRevolutionary early 20th century dancer and choreographer. Schizophrenia
Edgar Allan Poe19th century short story writer and poet. Author of "The Raven". Manic depression
Ernest Hemingway20th century author of "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Suicidal depression
Sylvia Plath20th century poet. Author of "The Bell Jar". Suicidal depression
Vincent Van GoghDutch post-impressionist painter who cut off his ear. Manic depression
Winston ChurchillPrime Minister of England during World War II. Manic depression
Patty DukeActress who played Helen Keller as a child. Manic depression
Betty FordFormer first lady. Wife of President Gerald Ford and founder of Betty Ford Clinic. Depression
Howard HughesReclusive multi-millionaire and movie producer. Obsessive compulsive disorder and paranoia
Robert Blake19th century poet. Author of "Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright". Depression
Ludwig von Beethoven18th century musical genius who composed symphones and concertos. Manic depression.
Barbara BushFormer first lady. Wife of President George Bush. Depression
Charles Dickens19th century British author of many novels such as Oliver Twist. Depression
Kirk DouglasFamous actor father of Michael Douglas. Depression
Kristie McNicholActress. Depression and eating disorder.
Mark Twain19th century humorist and author who wrote "Huckleberry Finn". Depression

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