Emotional mental conditions and the stress of daily life doesn’t simply take its toll on everyday individuals. It can strike anyone, regardless of their personality, lifestyle or income. This includes celebrities. Bipolar disorder is one that affects millions of Americans, including the recently revealed Mariah Carey. In a just-released interview, the entertainer opened up about her battle with the disorder and how she, like so many others, just lived in denial and believed if she didn’t accept it, she wouldn’t need to deal with it.
Welcome to another post on Celebrities with Bipolar Disorder. These stories are motivational because it shows you how bipolar doesn’t have to slow you down. It doesn’t have to stop you from conquering your goals. The celebrities I write about in these posts have either been recently diagnosed or been living with bipolar for several years. But, they have found ways to use their diagnosis to help others and push harder to conquer their dreams. I want you to do the same by using these stories as inspiration.
Today, we’ll be exploring AJ Mendez, or better known as AJ Lee. She is an American author and retired professional wrestler. She was diagnosed with bipolar in her early twenties. She had previously experienced adverse effects from a misdiagnosis of depression and overdosed on antidepressants and painkillers.
She is now an advocate for mental health working on increasing awareness.
Welcome to another post on celebrities living with bipolar disorder. As I’m doing more research on bipolar, I’m finding a lot more information on famous people living with bipolar. Some celebrities are recently diagnosed while others have been living with it for several years. But, even though bipolar has been a struggle for them throughout their lives, it’s amazing how they have continued to push forward and follow their passion. Some make me proud because they use their star power to increase bipolar awareness. For example, Demi Lovato and Catherine Zeta-Jones both have talked openly about their diagnosis and what they plan on doing. They are both an advocate for bipolar awareness.
Today, we’ll be exploring Sinead O’Connor and her recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder. She was misdiagnosed for 13 years as having borderline personality disorder. She wrote on her Facebook wall – “Am celebrating having finally received an accurate diagnosis.”
Today we’ll be exploring another celebrity with Bipolar Disorder. I’m surprised at how many celebrities have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and been living with it for years. However, they just started talking about it openly because of the awareness surrounding bipolar nowadays. I’m so happy that I can put these celebrity posts together because it helps shed light on how no one is different. It helps everyone understand that bipolar disorder doesn’t discriminate and success doesn’t dictate if you’re bipolar or not. With that said,
I want everyone to take time and read through my Celebrities with Bipolar Disorder series. This will help you understand the struggles famous people live with and what they have done to help them get through the tough times. It’s a way for you to connect with others and learn coping strategies going forward. 🙂
Every few weeks, I like to write about a celebrity with bipolar disorder. It’s a great way to knock back down into reality and understand that a mental illness does NOT discriminate. Bipolar disorder affects the famous, wealthy, and extraordinary successful.
When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was under the common stereotype that people diagnosed with bipolar disorder belonged to a specific group and that no one outside of this group would ever be diagnosed with it. I was completely wrong. It was after I started to research ways to cope with my mental illness that I found information on celebrities suffering from bipolar disorder.
You’d be surprised how some of the most popular names in Hollywood are living with bipolar disorder for several years. Here are a few – Demi Lovato, Kurt Cobain, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, and Robert Downey Jr.
Today, I’ll be writing about the musician Sia and her struggle with bipolar disorder. Many people have assumed she is bipolar because of the persona where she is NOT present. She’s always covering her face staying invisible hiding her identity. Some say it’s because she’s NOT in the present and hides her true self. Either way, she has become one of the most talked about pop star of our time.
Today, I wanted to take some time to write about another celebrity with bipolar disorder. He passed away at a very young age before his true talents could shine, and he could make a bigger mark on music. I believe Kurt Cobain was one of the most talented artists of our time but then fell victim to heroin addiction which cost him his life. It’s important we keep celebrities and their success in our minds because those living with bipolar disorder are often reminded of their limitations. But, looking at celebrities and their success is proof that our only limitation is ourselves because we can truly accomplish our wildest dreams when we put our mind to it.
Kurt Cobain is an example of this and his story is one of triumph and tragedy. It’s a story of chronic health problems depression, and bipolar disorder.
Today, we’ll be looking at another celebrity who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I remember searching the internet years back and was unable to find any information on celebrities with bipolar. Nowadays, it’s amazing how much information I can find. Honestly, it’s because mental awareness is at an all-time high, and more celebrities are talking about it openly. I’m happy with how much awareness there is on bipolar because 17+ years ago, many would avoid talking about mental health. I was diagnosed in 2000. Next,
I must take the time to thank all those celebrities who have been an advocate for bipolar awareness. It’s their celebrity status that’s responsible for shedding light on bipolar more quickly. I must also thank all those people who have been diagnosed with bipolar and are talking about it openly. Remember, living with bipolar doesn’t limit you in any way, and if it does, it’s brought on by your own negative thinking. There are several success stories you can read on people who have conquered their dreams while battling with bipolar disorder at the same time. They have learned to manage it, live with it, and accept it.
Charlie Sheen has been a major player in Hollywood since the 1980’s. But, he’s also faced a handful of legal troubles at the same time. It’s going to be hard for me to cover his lengthy career in detail so I’ll touch on the main points. I want to spend more time focusing on his bipolar diagnosis and aftermath. Let’s get started.
Welcome to another post on Celebrities with Bipolar Disorder. It’s amazing whenever I research online for news on bipolar disorder, I always read about another celebrity who has been living with bipolar for years. It’s even more amazing, these same people have continued to manage it successfully, and accomplish the things they’ve set out to do. I look at celebrities as great role models, not for the money, fame or their social lives, but their ability to stay focused and do the things they love to do. I believe for you to be successful in life, you need to be passionate about what you’re doing…that’s the only way!
Celebrities are a great example of how bipolar disorder doesn’t need to slow you down, and you can find a work, life balance. Today, we’ll be exploring Mel Gibson’s struggle with bipolar disorder. This is going to be very interesting because there was a time in his life where he suffered from a lot of legal battles. In 2010, audio recordings were released of Mel Gibson which were full of racism, sexism, and anti-Semitic remarks.
I’m not here to pass judgment on anyone. I’m here to explore Mel Gibson and his struggle with bipolar disorder.
It`s no secret, some successful celebrities have been diagnosed with bipolar. It`s unfortunate reading about people with bipolar and I personally know how tough it can be because I’ve been living with it for 17+ years. I had to change a lot of things about myself so I can learn how to manage my depression and mania effectively. I believe, it’s about learning what your triggers are and avoiding them so things don’t spiral out of control. But, no matter how unfortunate it is being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, you can still accomplish all your dreams. Celebrities are a great example of what you can accomplish no matter what obstacles are in your way.
Robert Downey, Jr`s life has been in the media ever since he was in his teens. He has gone through up’s and down’s due to him experimenting with illicit drugs and alcohol and being arrested in 1996 for weapon charges. For the next four years, he was in and out of prison. It’s been a tough life for him, but he has managed to battle back being cast in blockbuster movies a few years later. It’s another example of how, when you put your mind to it, you can come back from even the toughest adversity. In a nutshell, Robert Downey, Jr’s life spiraled out of control, he gained control and is now back on top. 🙂
Another celebrity who managed to achieve success while living with bipolar disorder. I love reading these types of stories because they serve as motivation for me. Bipolar disorder doesn’t limit your success, and you can conquer anything you put your mind to. Some celebrities I’ve written about before achieved success beyond your imagination. I gain motivation and satisfaction not because of the money or the fame they have, but the fact they’ve conquered their dreams while living with bipolar. This contradicts what I’ve grown up believing, for example, I was told bipolar disorder will limit my success and I’ll have a hard time living out my dreams. After reading these success stories, I know it’s not true.
DMX’s story is full of highs and lows, which you’ll read later. I grew up listening to his music when I was a teenager. It’s deep and connects with people at a different level. I guess it’s because you can hear the pain in his words.