Famous People with Bipolar Disorder

Learn about some of the many famous people diagnosed and living with bipolar disorder.

Blogs and Articles

Demi Lovato and Why We Can’t Forget Our Own Bipolar Disorder Battles

JB Burrage
September 4, 2018

Demi Lovato’s apparent overdose can serve as an example that we can’t neglect to take care of ourselves while working to combat stigma and set an example for others.   In the movement to spread the awareness of mental health and helping people realized they aren’t alone, sometimes we forget about our own struggles. I’m...

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Kanye, Demi and Mariah: Who is ‘Really’ Helping Break Mental Health Stigma?

Carin Meyer
May 25, 2018

While it’s important for stars to take on mental health stigma, their word choice can have a huge impact on public perspectives. Update: On Friday, June 1st Kanye released his new album “Ye” which features the cover photo text ‘I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome.’ He also raps about living with bipolar disorder, including calling...

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5 Celebrity Mental Health Advocates Who Adore Their Pets

bp Magazine
May 15, 2018

It’s no surprise that everyone loves their pets!  Pets offer a furry shoulder to lean on when dealing with depression and anxiety – their companionship is irreplaceable.   #1) Ellen DeGeneres Comedic host Ellen DeGeneres has been open about the depression and intense anger she experienced when she revealed her sexuality on the 1997 sitcom...

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4 Celebs with Bipolar Who LOVE Their Dogs

bp Magazine
May 10, 2018

These stars’ pets are constant companions who provide support, comfort and calmness Demi Lovato Demi’s dog Batman has his own Instagram account—and of course there are many photos of him getting hugs from “mom.” Demi adopted Batman after she lost her dog Buddy. She once tweeted Buddy comforted a homeless man and said, “My little...

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Justin Peck: Taking the Wheel of His Bipolar

Linda Childers
April 2, 2018

His drive for perfection found him balancing his mood swings; now he wants you to know you can be the master of your own fate. By Linda Childers   When Justin Peck gets behind the wheel of his 4-wheel drive race truck, the outside world ceases to exist. Gone are the manic highs and depressive...

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World Bipolar Day: Honoring Van Gogh—Are Creativity and Madness Linked?

Carin Meyer
March 29, 2018

We are all familiar with the story of the “tortured artist” but is there a unique creative force in the mood swings of bipolar disorder?   By Carin Meyer   By the time I was sixteen years old, I had convinced myself that I was a creative genius. I knew nothing yet of bipolar disorder,...

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AJ Mendez Brooks on Wrestling the Stigma of Bipolar

bp Magazine
July 5, 2017

The retired WWE star, formerly known as AJ Lee, is fighting in a brand new arena: She is telling her story to take down stigma.   Growing up to be a professional wrestler isn’t every little girl’s dream, but it was for A.J. Mendez Brooks. The former WWE star was once a scrawny, awkward kid,...

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7 Biographical Movies Featuring Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
April 24, 2017

Here’s a sneak-peek into seven true accounts of famous people with bipolar disorder:   #1 The Flying Scotsman                                             Graeme Obree is a Scottish racing cyclist who twice broke the world hour record, thus the nickname The Flying Scotsman. This movie depicts the life and career of Obree (played by Jonny Lee Miller), who struggles with bipolar. While initially resisting treatment...

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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...

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Genetic Testing Offers Hope to People with Bipolar Conditions

Patrick J. Kennedy
March 24, 2017

After a 16-year career in Congress, Patrick J. Kennedy has become an advocate for the promise of genetic testing in mental illness treatment. By the Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy After a 16-year career in Congress, today I’m dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world who are experiencing mental illness, addiction, and other...

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