Depression is a mental health problem that can affect a person’s daily life. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich, poor, black or white. It can take over and disrupt the balance in your life in an instant. Some people suffer from depression after tragic events in their lives while others are more susceptible to depression simply by being born.
Studies and research have shown that many geniuses and creative people struggled with this disorder. Some managed to eventually keep it under control while others lost their battles. From world leaders such as Abraham Lincoln to famous writers and painters, here are some of history’s most iconic figures who fought severe mental illnesses.