"The Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan recently opened up about his struggle with depression after his divorce.
Millan, who has two sons with his ex-wife, told The Tampa Bay Times this week that his divorce and attempted suicide helped him to re-focus on the important things in life.
"You hear this sentence, 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger,'" he said. "That became real for me. It made me closer to people."
Millan also said he hopes his experience will help his loved ones avoid similar low points.
"I'm happy I went to rock bottom and now I know the symptoms," Millan said. "As a father I want to see the signs before my kid or anyone around me in my life has any kind of depression, sadness ... My faith got stronger."
Millan is not the only star to open up about depression after divorce. Click through the slideshow below to see five other celebs who have publicly shared their struggles.
In an interview in the October 2012 issue of <a href="http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/who/article/-/15016274/nicole-kidman-stars-as-who-turns-20/">Australia's <em>WHO</em> magazine</a>, Nicole Kidman opened up about life after her <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,622391,00.html">2001 divorce</a> from Tom Cruise, which she described as <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20635624,00.html">"the loneliest, loneliest existence."</a> She added: "I married [Tom] really fast and really young, but I don't regret that because it got me Bella and Connor, and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period. Then when it didn't work out, I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression, but I have no regrets about all of it. It was all a part of growing up."
After seven years of marriage, Reese Witherspoon<a href="http://www.tmz.com/2006/11/08/reese-files-divorce-petition/"> filed to divorce</a> Ryan Phillippe in November 2006. After the split, Phillippe admitted that he <a href="http://www.independent.ie/health/health-advice/celebrity-health-ryan-phillippe-1291728.html">struggled with depression.</a> In a <a href="http://www.wmagazine.com/celebrities/2008/03/ryan_phillippe?currentPage=1">2008 interview with <em>W</em> magazine</a>, he described the period as "the darkest, saddest place I had ever been." "It was a struggle--there were a good four or five months of not being able to get out of bed. It was the worst time in my life," he said. "You get through it. It's a process that's not easy, but I get less and less sad about it every day."
In 2010, Emma Thompson <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rl498">told BBC Radio</a> that <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/celebritynews/7529899/Emma-Thompson-reveals-how-she-was-caught-up-in-a-love-triangle-with-Kate-Winslet.html">following her divorce</a> from actor and "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh in 1995, she dealt with a <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/mar/28/emma-thompson-kenneth-branagh">"very rough" period</a>. "I don't think I did stay sane," <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rl498">she told host Kirsty Young</a>. "I should have sought professional help. Divorce. Ghastly, painful business."
In a 2007 interview with <em>Parade</em> magazine, Halle Berry admitted to being so distraught after her <a href="http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20141276,00.html">1996 split from baseball player David Justice</a> that she <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-03-30/news/0703290817_1_gabriel-aubry-eric-benet-halle-berry">contemplated suicide</a>. "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming when I had an image of my mother finding me," she told <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-03-30/news/0703290817_1_gabriel-aubry-eric-benet-halle-berry">the magazine</a>. But Berry reportedly claimed that <em>Parade</em> <a href="http://gawker.com/250788/halle-berry-angry-at-parade-for-printing-suicide-story-she-cant-shut-up-about">"sensationalized some old material"</a> about her suicide attempt, noting that the information was actually pulled from earlier interviews with Larry King and Oprah. (<em>Parade</em> <a href="http://www.hollywood.com/news/Magazine_Bosses_Fire_Back_at_Berry_over_Suicide_Story/3678618">denied the accusation</a>.)
Amid <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/feb/08/ethan-hawke-interview">rumors of Ethan Hawke's philandering</a>, Uma Thurman <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1212898,00.html">filed for divorce</a> from the "Training Day" actor in 2004 after six years of marriage. In a sit-down <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1115532,00.html">interview with Oprah</a> in 2005, she called the break up "excruciating." A year later, she elaborated on the pain she felt in the wake of the split: "My professional life was soaring, but my private life was in ruins," <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.contactmusic.com%2Fnews%2Fthurman-confesses-to-depression_1001726&ei=6hpuUP_dL6aAiwKahYDQCg&usg=AFQjCNHT_TAO9jnYIo6o8nButGxFa5JT7g">Contact Music quoted Thurman as saying</a>. "For many years, I lived in a kind of self-loathing where I never gave myself much credit for anything I accomplished."
Millan can now be seen on the show "Leader of the Pack" on the Nat Geo Channel.Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.