Superstar Mariah Carey just opened up about her struggle with bipolar II disorder to People magazine for the first time.
“I didn’t want to believe it,” the songstress said of her 2001 diagnosis. “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me. It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”
Mariah Carey reveals that she's been living with bipolar disorder; what it means for her personal life, her career, and how fans are reacting: pic.twitter.com/fdtJKzGf2z— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 11, 2018
More on Mimi's secret battle with bipolar disorder. After Mariah Carey reveals diagnosis, what treatment options are available, how to remove the stigma, and what symptoms to look for. @DrJAshton weighs in: pic.twitter.com/UcUkbhYlUA— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 11, 2018
“I’m hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone," Carey said.
“I’m hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone.” @MariahCarey opens up for the first time to @people about battling bipolar II disorder pic.twitter.com/65bJhpSlXT— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 11, 2018
one of the biggest stars in the world talking openly about her mental health 🙌🏾 https://t.co/iywfuYleKR— G🧜🏾♀️ (@oneofthosefaces) April 11, 2018