Carey not first star to discuss bipolar ills
swings that include stretches of mania and depression.
For Carey, 48, the diagnosis of bipolar II disorder came in 2001, but it remained a secret until last week. By coming forward, she said, she hopes to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness.
“I was working and working and working. ... I was irritable and in constant fear of letting people down. It turns out that I was experiencing a form of mania. Eventually, I would just hit a wall,” Carey told People in a story published Wednesday. “I guess my depressive episodes were characterized by having very low energy. I would feel so lonely and sad — even guilty that I wasn’t doing what I needed to be doing for my career.”
Between November 2016 and November 2017, about