Famous people with Bipolar Disorder

Many high-profile, successful people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression. More than 5 million Americans suffer from the disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In observance of World Bipolar Day in March, which aims to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma of the illness, here’s a look at some famous people with bipolar — many whom have become advocates for mental health.

Singer Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she entered rehab at age 22. Before her diagnosis she had struggled with bulimia, drug addiction and cutting.

She has chosen to use her fame to help eliminate the stigma and advocate for treatment, taking part in a campaign called “Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health” in 2015.

Lovato told WomensHealthMag.com she wants women to know that “it’s possible to live well, feel well, and also find happiness with bipolar disorder or any other mental illness they’re struggling with.” ARTICLE

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