People Like Us

Click below to see the connection between the following people and mental illness:


Natalie Imbruglia talks openly about her experience with depression.

Pat Cash
Tennis champion

Hugh Laurie
Actor and comedian

Natalie Imbruglia
Singer, actor, model

Daniel Johns
Singer, songwriter, composer

Stephen Fry
Novelist, comedian, director, actor, producer

Robbie Williams

Rod Steiger

Spike Milligan
'Goon Show' star, comedian, author

Marlon Brando
Actor and Director

Carrie Fisher
Actress and Author

John Nash
Mathematican and Nobel Prize winner

Vivien Leigh

Marilyn Monroe


Read more stories from some ordinary – yet also extraordinary – Australians who reveal what it is like to experience mental illness from the inside, and share their insights into recovery and the importance of connections with other people.


Last modified: March 2014