Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that affects millions of people across the world, stars included. It’s estimated 4.4 of Americans deal with the disorder during their lives.
Though there is much stigma associated with the mood disorder – which is characterized by periods of depression and high-energy “manic” states – many high profile people have bravely opened up about their struggles with bipolar disorder.
One celeb champion of mental health is Selena Gomez. In April 2020, she told her fellow former Disney star, Miley Cyrus about her bipolar diagnosis. Speaking during an appearance on Miley’s Instagram show, ‘Bright Minded,’ the singer said, “Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in America, McLean Hospital, and I discussed that after years of going through a lot of different things, I realized that I was bipolar.”
Looking back on her diagnosis during an appearance on the Kelly Clarkson Show in Nov. 2022, Selena recalled, going to McLean, which is “one of the best hospitals” in the “mental health space.” “I was able to say my diagnosis out loud for the first time,” she told Kelly. “And it gave me such strength, and — it wasn’t easy.”
Selena isn’t the only star who has dealt with the ups and downs of bipolar disorder. See whole else has opened up about their mental health, right here.