Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood penned a raw essay on Nylon.com earlier this year detailing her experience with mental illness, a suicide attempt, and checking herself into a psychiatric hospital.
"I am not a mental health expert, but I can share with you one of my experiences with it. When I was 22, I willingly checked myself into a psychiatric hospital, and I have absolutely no shame about it," she wrote. "Looking back, it was the worst, best thing that ever happened to me."
She went on to detail her experience with PTSD caused by multiple rapes and a severely abusive relationship. After her suicide attempt, Evan Rachel checked into a psychiatric hospital, but it wasn't easy to find one: it took several phone calls to find a place with a free bed. But after connecting with fellow patients and attending group therapy, she felt like the experience was worthwhile.
"I had felt worthless, and like the world was better off without me," she wrote. "I am not always perfect, I am not always at my best, I still struggle with my PTSD, but I know that I will get through it. I have better tools now to get through what seem like the impossible times, and most importantly, I know my worth."