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Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, but what is less known is that Lincoln lived with major depression. Though Lincoln battled depression, it never stopped him from changing the world and shaping American history. Read More

As the Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII was it Churchill’s depression, his “Black Dog,” that allowed him to realistically assess the threat of Germany and help win the war? Read More

A sickly and frequently confined child, Roosevelt would not let his physical limitations hinder his thirst for knowledge or accomplishment. He in part defined what it meant to be presidential. Read More

Audie Murphy is the most decorated soldier in American history. He also lived with PTSD and became an advocate for veterans, speaking openly about his ”battle fatigue.” Read More

Legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s life was plagued by many obstacles—among them being mental illness—but none of them held her back from leaving her creative mark on the world. Read More

In spite of depression and uncertainty Gandhi led India to independence and became a symbol for non-violent civil disobedience. In 1914 he was honored as "Mahatma" or "Great Soul." Read More

Considered one of the greatest modernist and early feminist writers of the 20th century, Virginia Woolf also struggled with bipolar disorder and severe depression." Read More

Although in music for only a short period of time, Syd Barrett was a founding member of Pink Floyd and his lyrics and experimental sound would go on to inspire generations of musicians. Read More

Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, Simone began playing piano at the age of four. As the legendary jazz singer and civil rights activist, she became a generational icon while privately dealing with mental illness. Read More

Legendary journalist Mike Wallace of 60 Minutes took his secret of depression and decided not to hide it anymore but to share it with everyone. Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. was an activist and leader of the civil rights movement. King drew inspiration from Gandhi to inspire acts of civil disobedience and like Gandhi, King also experienced depression. Read More

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