20 Dec, 2022
By FactsWow Team
Bipolar Disorder has affected 4.4% of the US population. Mariah discussed her mental health. It has severe changes in energy levels and mood. She is open about it after years. She made her diagnosis in 2001. Until then, she lived in fear of being exposed. She was finally done hiding it and accepted it.
The actress spoke about her struggle with Bipolar disorder, mostly after her split. The illness is also known as manic depressive illness. It causes a major episode of depression and an abnormal rise in mood named mania and hypomania.
The late actress accepted it publicly when the term was not popular or known. She even tackled the disease head-on. In the wake of the disease, she wrote a book, A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness.
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Demi also struggled with Bulimia and addiction. She became a spokeswoman for mental health at the Be Vocal campaign in 2015.
In her memoir Wishful Drinking, she wrote that It baffles her why there is so much stigma around mental health. She wrote that to live a life with manic depression needs guts.
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Margaret is the wife of the former Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau and the mother of Justin Trudeau. She has spent years in the limelight. Margaret says one can't fix themselves out of a mental health issue.
A British comedian hosted a show called Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. He didn't know he suffered from the illness until he was 37. He went for a diagnosis and learned about the massive highs and underlying lows he lived in his life.
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Richard appeared in Stephen's show. He is an oscar winner and has campaigned for mental health deeply. He recalls an incident when he had massive anxiety before the bipolar diagnosis.
The Star was living his character in the show General Hospital as pwr, the writer of the show Bob Guza.
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Jane was Today's host and Dateline announced her diagnosis in 2004. She recalls meeting Michael J. Fox who had Parkinson, and he wasn't scared. Jane said if the word makes her feel bad as a patient, why use it? She feels it's time to fly with high altitudes and hope.
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