15 times Australian celebrities have bravely opened up about their mental health struggles

''Your struggles are what makes you stronger and you shouldn't be defined by them.''

By Faye Couros
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Australians have been feeling the harmful effects of poor mental health for a while now, and the statistics are pretty telling.
In 2019 it was reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics' National Health Survey: First Results, 2017-18 that around 20.1 per cent of Australians experience "a mental or behavioural condition," and 13.1 per cent "had an anxiety-related condition."
This month in Australia we're raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing for Mental Health Month.
In October, we are recognising the impact of trauma and how it can contribute to the emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities.
Over the years, Australian celebrities have become more open about their personal struggles too, and as a result, their willingness to address their mental health has worked to reduce the historic stigma around mental illnesses.
For Mental Health Month we've rounded up the most powerful quotes from your favourite Aussie celebrities about their mental health.