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Demi Lovato’s Mental Health Crusade: 3 Things to Love

bp Magazine
February 28, 2018

Lovato is not only a platinum-selling recording artist—she’s undertaken a calling to take on the stigma of mental health conditions as someone living with bipolar disorder.   There is so much to love about Demi Lovato. She talked about her mental health journey, including being diagnosed with bipolar in 2010, in a Fall 2014 interview...

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How To Tell If Your Bipolar Disorder is in Remission

bp Magazine
September 2, 2017

When going about your life, possibly with fluctuating mood changes, how do you know when/if you are in remission? The bipolar community weighs in:   Tanya: “I don’t know for certain; but there is just that one morning that I wake up, open the curtains and the sun looks so much brighter than it did...

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What It’s Really Like to Live With Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
August 28, 2017

Is bipolar disorder a part of the person or is it them? People living with the brain-based disorder offer their own perceptions: #1 “I am me: kind, caring, happy person. Sometimes my bipolar 2 magnifies that. But it can go over the top into a dangerous zone. Other times it tries to drown me and...

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3 Young Musicians Stand Up to Bipolar Stigma

bp Magazine
May 15, 2017

These young singer-songwriters have challenged stigma by going public about their bipolar disorder:   #1 Michael Angelakos The singer-songwriter was diagnosed in college. A couple years later, in 2007, he formed the synth-pop band Passion Pit. When the band had to suspend its summer 2012 tour for Gossamer, the band’s second studio album, Angelakos was...

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Demi Lovato’s Tips On Being Vocal About Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
April 14, 2017

The singer/actress believes speaking up can help with support and treatment. Here’s some ideas:   Find your strength “Asking for help when you are struggling is a sign of strength. Using my voice has always been a part of my professional life, but that wasn’t always the case when it came to bipolar disorder. Despite...

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5 Famous Females Who Are Crushing The Stigma of Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
March 26, 2017

By being public about their bipolar, these celebrities help others to understand the brain-based disorder. #1 Jane Pauley Jane Pauley, 66, is the new anchor of CBS Sunday Morning (after being a contributor since 2014). Pauley is best known for her 13-year tenure at The Today Show, followed by 11 years at NBC’s Dateline. We can’t...

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The Surprising Link between American Presidents and Mental Illness

bp Magazine
November 27, 2016

Nearly half of U.S. presidents studied have battled some form of mental illness, including bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression. This is after psychiatrists at Duke University Medical Center analyzed presidential biographies from the years 1776 to 1974 and used criteria from the DSM-IV. Here are twelve presidents with mental disorders that prove it was still...

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7 Athletes Speaking Out About Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
October 18, 2016

With strength and grace, these sporting legends are using their own personal experiences to create awareness and break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness. #1  Dorothy Hamill This Olympic figure skating legend was diagnosed with depression in 1993, and has a strong familial history of anxiety and depression. She advises that having a core...

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5 Celebrities with Bipolar Who Inspire Us

bp Magazine
April 11, 2016

Over the years bp Magazine has had the opportunity to talk with some amazing and inspirational people. Here are five famous faces who have used their star status to spread awareness and help end the stigma surrounding bipolar disorder. #1 Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher, also known as Star Wars’ Princess Leia, will always be our...

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Celebrities Who Embrace Their Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
March 11, 2016

Here are 7 famous faces who are fighting stigma of brain-based disorders:   Demi Lovato A platinum-selling recording artist, Demi Lovato is an advocate for people affected by mental health conditions, proving it’s possible to get through dark times and reach a place of strength. More recently, and in conjunction with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and...

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5 Film Directors With Bipolar Disorder or Depression

bp Magazine
March 10, 2016

A connection between creativity and brain illness? These five movie directors are fueling the link:   #1 Paul Dalio Director and screenwriter Paul Dalio struggled to understand what his bipolar diagnosis meant; he then channeled those emotions into his first feature film, Touched With Fire (2016), starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby. The film takes...

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5 Famous Funny People With Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
March 10, 2016

These celebrities are proving laughter really is the best medicine:   #1 Maria Bamford In both her standup routines and now in her Netflix series Lady Dynamite, comedian Maria Bamford normalizes topics like bipolar depression, hospitalization, and obsessive thoughts. The series is a loosely biographical show based on her hospitalization for bipolar depression several years ago....

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6 Rap Artists Who Have Battled Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
March 10, 2016

These six artists demonstrate how bipolar disorder and depression have become part of the hip hop world:   #1 Chris Brown It was reported in 2014 that Chris Brown, rapper, songwriter, dancer and actor, was diagnosed with Bipolar II and PTSD. In 2009, he had received a great deal of media attention after pleading guilty...

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5 Contemporary Writers Who Have Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
March 5, 2016

Here’s a sampling of renowned authors fighting bipolar stigma with flair:   #1  Alan Garner Alan Garner is an award-winning English novelist best known for his children’s fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales. His notable works include: The Owl Service; The Weirdstone of Brisingamen; The Moon of Gomrath; and Elidor. Originally diagnosed with...

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Carrie Fisher: 15 Honest Quotes About Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
January 28, 2016

Recognized everywhere as Princess Leia and respected as a prolific author, the late Carrie Fisher was a true heroine for rebelling against the stigma of bipolar disorder. She was also instrumental in the launching of bp Magazine, gracing three covers since 2004. Here is just a sampling of wise words that have inspired a mental...

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8 Bruce Springsteen Songs That Reveal a Life of Depression

bp Magazine
January 19, 2016

The Boss has battled depression his entire adult life and has been in therapy and on medication for 30 years. In a New Yorker profile, he says he’s still gripped by the pain of his early years and his parents’ struggles and his father’s relationship with him. “It’s the thing that eats at me and...

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9 Famous Faces of Creativity and Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
January 4, 2016

The correlation between creativity/artistic temperaments and manic depression remains a controversial topic for some. There’s definitely a long and varied list of great minds with bipolar disorder. Today, contemporary writers, actors, and artists acknowledge the challenge of living with bipolar disorder and help the fight against stigma. Here are nine samples, past and present. #1...

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Why You’ll Never Forget The Extraordinary Carrie Fisher

bp Magazine
January 1, 2016

Princess Leia, author, performer, daughter, mother, champion for those affected by bipolar disorder. She is known for her irreverent and brash commentary on life through her novels, memoirs and one-woman shows. Here are excerpts from the witty pages of the life of Carrie Fisher you’ll always remember:   The Princess Diarist Intimate memories of behind...

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