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Celebrities speak openly on mental health issues

Stars talk about their own struggles.

As Mental Health Awareness Week in New Zealand comes to a close, we wrap on a reminder that mental health issues can affect anyone.

Figures show around half of us will experience a mental health problem in our lifetime, and one in four of us do currently.

Sometimes, it can be really hard to tell if a person is suffering from mental health issues, especially if they seem like they’ve got it all.

Stars naturally fall into this category, but they to, can also struggle

We hope this list we've put together on the subject helps.

Taylor Swift
"I'm always terrified that something's going to happen. And I'm not going to be able to do this anymore and it's all going to end in one day. Part of the fear comes from loving this so much and not wanting to lose it

Mike King
"A vicious cycle that kept repeating itself day in day out. And still I didn't think I had a problem, 'surely it was everyone else's fault, after all I'm the one who's getting hurt' was my reasoning."

Emma Stone
"The first time I had a panic attack, I was sitting in my friend's house and I thought the house was burning down. I called my mom and she brought me home, and for the next three years it just wouldn't stop."

JK Rowling
"It's difficult to describe depression to someone who's never been there because it's not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it's that cold absence of feeling – that really hollowed-out feeling."

Demi Lovato
"Sometimes I'm not always doing amazing, but that's okay… Because everyone struggles and it's okay to be flawed – that's what makes me, me."

Jennifer Lawrence
"I just try to acknowledge that the scrutiny is stressful, and that anyone would find it stressful. So I've got to try to let it go, try to be myself, and focus on important things."

Beyonce
"Now that I was famous, I was afraid I would never find somebody again to love me for me. I was afraid of making new friends. Then one day my mom said: 'Why do you think a person wouldn't love you? Don't you know how smart and sweet and beautiful you are?' That's when I decided I only have two choices: I can give up, or I can go on."

Lady Gaga
"I learned that my sadness never destroyed what was great about me. You just have to go back to that greatness, find that one little light that's left. I'm lucky I found a glimmer stored away."

Adele
"I have anxiety attacks, constant panicking on stage. My heart feels like it's going to explode because I never feel like I'm going to deliver, ever.

Miley Cyrus
"So many people look at [my depression] as me being ungrateful, but that is not it. I can't help it…There's nothing worse than being fake happy."

If you are worried about someone, you can always ask for help. Visit the Mental Health Foundation website for more information and helpline contact details.