Just a few more days, folks, and 2010 will be officially behind us.
Many people relish this time because, to them, the start of a new year represents a new beginning. Another chance to do what they didn’t get around to doing the previous year, or accomplish goals they put off or didn’t quite reach the year before.
Before we break out the champagne and confetti, though, we should pause and look back at all the good that was accomplished in 2010.
For the purposes of this blog, specifically, all the mental health “good” we saw from celebrities.
After the jump, vote for your favorite celebrity mental health moment of 2010!
Before you vote, understand that the list of moments was much longer during the rough draft phase of this poll.
I mean, there were so many good celebrity mental health moments this year!
Halle Berry approached her role as a woman struggling with mental illness with “responsibility,” and the writers of TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Glee did their very best to represent and deliver real-life issues and messages.
There were personal successes, such as Sandra Bullock taking the “high road” after her marriage’s very public meltdown and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler completing rehab, as well as celebrities putting their own experiences to good use, such as Greg Montgomery becoming the national spokesperson for everyminute.org and Elin Nordegren not only enrolled in college to earn a degree in a mental health field but also started contemplating opening a mental health clinic.
Personal experience aside, there were celebs who used their famous faces (and bodies) to help promote good causes, such as Miley Cyrus, Liv Tyler, and Joaquin Phoenix starred in a promotional video for the mental health movement To Write Love On Her Arms and former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins getting naked in the name of healthier body images.
Still, I had to narrow them down to keep the poll selections manageable. However, if you consider some of those moments above more vote-worthy, feel free to add them in the “Others” section!