On the surface, Rick Springfield has had decades of success — from hit songs to best-selling books — but much of that has been fueled by his struggle with his mental health.
In his 2010 memoir, "Late, Late at Night," the rock star opened up about his lifelong battle with depression. Springfield has said that the self-reflection that comes with it has helped him artistically.
"I try and channel my depression into a creative art, either writing or performing, doing something with it so that I win and it doesn't," Springfield told CNBC.
"It's a life sentence. You have to use it creatively. I use it in my writing. I use it to power my insatiable drive. I try to channel it to productive areas so it doesn't beat me."