Sometimes we forget that all celebrities are just as human as us. In fact some of them suffer from very serious mental disorders behind the cameras that make their personal lives a lot harder than the lives you see them act on-screen. Bipolar disorder is a disorder that has you feeling very high and happy one moment and depressive another. It’s a serious condition that requires counselling, a strong mind and the right people around you. Here are five famous celebrities who have suffered or who are currently suffering with bipolar.
1. Demi Lovato
The popular actress and singer, Demi Lovato, 23, learned during her time in rehab that she suffered from Bipolar. Lovato went to rehab in 2010 after dealing with depression, an eating disorder and self-harm. She described her disorder in a 2011 interview with People Magazine “I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar. I was dealing with bipolar depression and didn’t know what was wrong with me. Little did I know, there was a chemical imbalance in my brain,” she says. “Because I didn’t tell people what I need, I ended up self-medicating and coping with very unhealthy behaviors.” After therapy and treatment, Lovato says she’s in a good place and says “Now I live well with bipolar disorder”