In the four months following the suicide of comedian Robin Williams, there was a 10 percent increase in suicides. When Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy, there was a substantial increase in numbers of women doing the same. Celebrities have a profound impact on public health. We aspire to be like them and follow their examples. Here, then, are ten inspiring figures who have triumphed over depression. Their stories testify to the fact that despair is never permanent, that there is always hope.