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The feelings of sadness, anxiety and helplessness that come with mental illness are challenging enough, but the stigma around those issues means many who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder or other conditions struggle with shame, too. The dark cloud of guilt can push people to hide their suffering, which only makes them feel more alone.

HuffPost Live has had many conversations with celebrities who opened up about their own mental health, and the thread that runs through them all is the pain they felt before they could speak openly about their feelings.

Watch five¬†celebrities discuss their personal issues and explain why it’s so important to be honest with the ones you love.