Bipolar Disorder in the news

There is often a stigma attached to mental health issues. So I think it’s amazing that two successful, beautiful actresses have come out and spoken about their struggles with bipolar. Bipolar disorder involves periods of elevated or irritable mood, alternating with periods of depression.

“This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them. If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.” says the brave Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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Demi Lovato, the teen singer/actress, has also spoken up about her struggles with the disorder.

“I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar. Looking back it makes sense. There were times when I was so manic, I was writing seven songs in one night and I’d be up until 5:30 in the morning.”

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