Since her split from husband Michael Douglas and subsequent reconciliation with him, the actress has spoken openly about her battle with bipolar disorder. Manic-depressive illness is characterized by severe episodes of depression and abnormally high moods, called mania or hypomania.
In an interview with People, the superstar singer spoke out about receiving a bipolar diagnosis in 2001."She says in the cover story, “Until recently, I lived in denial and isolation, fearing that someone would expose me.” The burden was too heavy for me to bear, and I just couldn’t carry it anymore. Getting help, surrounding myself with positive people, and resuming what I love — writing songs and making music — helped me get back on track.
In her autobiography, A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness, she tackled stigmatization head-on, even advocating for awareness for decades.
After struggling with bulimia and addiction, Demi Lovato joined the Be Vocal mental health awareness campaign in 2015. " Either I didn't talk about my stint in rehab and hoped it would go away, or I talked about it and inspired others to seek theirs help," she told Woman's Health.
The former wife of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and mother of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been in the spotlight for many years as a mental health advocate. It's not impossible to fix a mental health issue," she told in an Interview last year. "But You can't wake up and say, 'I'm not depressed today!' Getting well takes time, but there is recovery."
In her memoir Wishful Drinking, the Star Wars actress wrote, "One of the things that baffles me is how mental illness, especially bipolar disorder, can be stigmatized so much." " I believe that living with manic depression requires a tremendous amount of balls."
British comedian Stephen Fry starred in a BBC documentary titled Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive in 2006. "For the first time in my life, I had a diagnosis that explained the massive highs and miserable lows I've lived with all my life," the star said.
Apart from appearing in Fry's special, the Oscar winner and Jaws star has advocated for mental health research. Bipolar disorder once caused him so much anxiety that it felt "like the night before a test when you aren't sure about the subject and this balloon of self-loathing begins to swell up.""Throughout my entire life, I lived that feeling every day, every minute," he stated in 2013.
A bipolar disorder storyline on General Hospital was inspired by the soap star's real-life experience. Bob Guza, the head writer, said, "Maurice was not just playing it, he was actually suffering from it."
Former Today and Dateline host announced her bipolar diagnosis in 2004, and has been an advocate ever since. “Michael J. Fox did not feel ashamed or guilty when I interviewed him about Parkinson's,” she explained to the Pioneer Press in the year 2012. "Why do we use words that make me feel bad as a patient? ” It is possible to change attitudes with knowledge and hope."
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