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.