Kanye West believes that we should talk openly about mental health problems, like bipolar disorder, and that no one should be ashamed of it.
Bipolarity is a mental disorder most commonly characterized by sudden mood swings. People who suffer from bipolar disorder have periods when they feel overjoyed and full of energy, and then periods when they are sad, hopeless, and depressed.
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Between these euphoric and depressive episodes, they may feel good, but sudden mood swings harm many aspects of their lives. Most people with bipolar disorder experience more depressive episodes than euphoric ones.
As with many mental disorders, people who have not experienced bipolar disorder may not always understand it, but many celebrities use their influence to change it.
They talk openly about their diagnosis and the challenges it brings, thus showing those who suffer that they are not alone. At the same time, their openness will help others to better understand this disorder.
In addition, take a look at the celebrities who spoke openly about the battle with bipolarity.
The famous singer was diagnosed in 2001, and three years ago, in an interview with People, she spoke about her experience with bipolar disorder:
“I was irritable and always afraid that I would disappoint others. Then I found out that it was some kind of mania. During the depressive episodes, I had no energy at all and felt stuck. I asked for help and received therapy. I started to surround myself with positive people and focus on what I love most – writing songs and making music.”
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The actor said that the diagnosis in the late ‘90s opened his eyes and made him think about his life. He divorced 4 times, was charged with spousal abuse, and was addicted to cocaine. However, things started to come together after his diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar:
“You just have to take a little salt [the drug sodium valproate], and since I’m doing that it’s, like, BOOM! In one week, I felt it kick in. All the commotion around me, all the water around me, moving left and right around me, became like a lake.”
In her book “Wishful Drinking”, the actress opened up about the problems with alcohol, but also about bipolar disorder:
“Bipolarity can be a challenge that steals all your energy. It requires a lot of endurance and even more courage. Well, if you live with this disorder and still function, you should be proud of yourself, not ashamed.”
Due to his experience, the singer became an ambassador for the music support charity that offers support to people in the music industry who have mental health problems or addictions.
Robbie Williams talked about bipolar disorder in a Stephen Fry’s documentary:
“Sometimes it’s too much for me, but sometimes it’s like the tool I need to get on stage. Sometimes I live in bliss and that is wonderful.”
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The rapper was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2016 and has since spoken openly about the challenges he faces. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Kanye said that music is perhaps his best therapy.
“I think it’s important that we all talk openly about mental health problems, especially people like me with dark skin. Our community did not have therapists and no one advised us to go to therapy.”
Britney is brutally honest after the documentary about her life
More than two months have passed since the premiere of the controversial documentary about Britney Spears.
However, the singer has decided recently to talk about the documentary. On Instagram, she shared that she did not look at it, but cried for two weeks after the premiere.
She emphasized that the media and the public have always condemned her. In February, the documentary “Framing Britney Spears” was released, which focuses on the injustice that was inflicted on Britney during her career.
The controversial documentary shows the most difficult moments in the pop star’s life, including the incident when she shaved her head, as well as that her father has legal custody of her work, giving him almost complete control over her life.
The documentary showed that Britney Spears is a victim of the paparazzi
The documentary showed that Britney was a victim of the American media and paparazzi, who followed her every step, even when the singer desperately begged them to leave her alone.
Due to the disturbing content and portrayal of the ordeal that Britney survived, a huge number of people, including many celebrities, gave her their support, trying to raise awareness of the awful situation of the singer.
Those who support her think that Britney definitely does not need help from a legal guardian because the singer has been quite active for the last few years – she has performed regularly in Las Vegas and managed to release several albums.
Britney was silent about the documentary but now decided to share her opinion.
On her Instagram account, she shared a video of herself dancing to Crazy by Aerosmith, and in the description, she openly says what impact the documentary had on her:
“My life has always been very speculated …
watched… and judged really my whole life! For my sanity, I need to dance to @iamstevent every night of my life to feel wild and human and alive! I have been exposed my whole life performing in front of people! It takes a lot of strength to TRUST the universe with your real vulnerability cause I’ve always been so judged… insulted… and embarrassed by the media… and I still am to this day! As the world keeps on turning and life goes on we still remain so fragile and sensitive as people! I didn’t watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in … I cried for two weeks and well… I still cry sometimes! I do what I can in my spirituality with myself to try and keep my joy … love … and happiness! Everyday dancing brings me joy! I’m not here to be perfect … perfect is boring … I’m here to pass on kindness!”
Britney is currently fighting a legal battle with her father over legal custody. Recently, her lawyer asked the judges to assign the role of legal guardian to someone else. Britney allegedly agreed to have a legal guardian; she just does not want that person to be her father.
Britney also said that she will not perform at all as long as her father has control over her life, and so far she keeps her word.
How do the royals feel after Meghan Markle and Harry’s interview?
Here you can find everything the royals have said about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah Interview. Multiple royals have broken their silence.
Nothing was off-limits during Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah, as the couple dropped multiple bombshells over two hours.
They discussed many topics. Some of them were Meghan Markle’s experience with racism from the royals and her mental health issues. Also, Prince Harry’s strained relationship with Prince Charles and Prince William, false claims that Meghan Markle made Kate Middleton cry ahead of the royal wedding.
The interview reportedly put the Queen, Prince William, and Prince Charles in all-day crisis talks. If you watch The Crown, you know that the royals abide by the motto of “never complain, never explain,” but a few members of the family have issued official statements about the claims.
Here is how each member of the royals has reacted to Megan and Harry’s interview with Oprah.
Only two days after the interview, Buckingham Palace issued a brief statement on behalf of the Queen. They did not take accountability and included the phrase “recollections may vary,” making clear they would be handling this privately.
“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members. ENDS.”
This member of the Royal Family has not given an official statement yet about his son’s interview. During a royal engagement, journalists asked him about it, but the prince simply smiled in response.
However, insiders made it clear that he is upset about the claims made in the interview. A source said that he thinks that the family could have addressed these matters privately and that is not okay Harry trashing his family in public. Also, Prince Charles is concerned that there could be many interviews in the future that will bash the royals’ way of life.
According to some sources, he was devastated by the interview. But he broke his silence during the royal engagement 4 days after the interview took place. While leaving together with his wife, Prince William publicly addresses the race row sparked by the ex-royal couple’s interview. He said he has not spoken to his brother yet and that the royals are not a racist family.
Meghan Markle talked about her relationship with Middleton during her interview with Oprah, saying that the reports that she made Kate cry were false. What is more, she said that it was the reverse. Kate has not made any statements on Markle’s comments yet, although some sources say that she was in shock after the interview. What shocked her most were Markle’s suicidal thoughts and the mentioning of Archie’s skin color.
Other sources tell that the duchesses have not spoken to both Meghan and Harry in over a year due to tensions between William and Harry:
“They were never that close, but the reason they’re not speaking is because of the rift between Prince Harry and Prince William. Harry and William have communicated sparingly over the last year, but none of their communications have been friendly in quite some time. There is real animosity that the brothers have toward one another, and that has spilled over to Meghan and Kate’s relationship, making it very hard for them to be friends or even friendly.”
What did Lopez and Rodriguez say about canceling their wedding?
Do you remember that only last weekend you heard the news of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s alleged breakup?
Well, it truly felt like the world was ending! Thankfully, though, Lopez and Rodriguez still appear to be in a relationship.
Also, some sources are telling that they are doing whatever it takes to stay together.
Did Alex cheat on Lopez?
There were rumors that Alex was cheating with Southern Charm star Madison LeCroy. Well, now it appears that it did not happen or is not contributing to the issues they’re working through. We must admit that it is all vague, and we have a strong sense that this is not the end of J-Lo and Alex’s drama.
The surprising news said the couple called off their engagement amid the explosive rumors about Alex Face Timing with Madison. The Southern Charm star said that it was only a friendly chat. While Jennifer and Alex haven’t addressed the rumor publicly, LeCroy spoke about it herself, saying she and Rodriguez have never met up, but they simply spoke on the phone. So, it appears that they are only acquaintances.
Lopez and Rodriguez are going to therapy
Last month, J-Lo said they were going to a couple’s therapies, and things between them sounded promising. She said that she missed being more creative and active, but Alex actually loved being at home with the kids and her. He was feeling really good.
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However, she said that they had to work on themselves, so that’s why they are doing therapy. She thought that it was really helpful for them in their relationship.
After all these rumors, Rodriguez flew to the Dominican Republic, and Lopez was excited to see him in person, according to a source who is allegedly close to J-Lo. It appears that they want to spend time together to figure out everything.
Jennifer and Alex have been receiving a lot of press regarding their separation, so these days were stressful and upsetting for both of them. One thing is sure – she and Alex have many issues they hope they can work through. We are happy to say that they seem willing to do everything in their power to stay together.
They did a joint statement finally
Lopez and Rodriguez gave a joint statement denying that the separation ever happened. “All the reports are inaccurate. We are working through some things.” We must mention, that in the statement they said that the things they are working through have nothing to do with a third person, which is referring to those Madison affair allegations.
But we all remember that in a virtual interview with Ellen back in April 2020; Jennifer said their wedding plans are on pause due to COVID-19. “We are just kind of in a holding pattern like the rest of the world,” she added. “So, again, it’s just something we have to wait and see in a few months how this all pans out.”
Fast-forward almost a year later and things still have not changed. However, fingers crossed that they can continue working on their relationship and come out of this stronger than ever!