MARIAH CAREY OPENS UP ABOUT HER STRUGGLE WITH BIPOLAR DISORDERApril 12, 2018
The Emancipation of Mimi continues!
Mariah Carey bravely graced the cover of People Magazine and opened up about her battle with bipolar disorder. Mariah was first diagnosed in 2001 when she was hospitalized for a physical and mental breakdown, but she was not ready to accept the diagnosis. Recently after a tumultuous couple of years, Mariah sought treatment and she is in a great place.
“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 suffers from Bipolar II which is the milder form of bipolar defined as “a type of bipolar disorder characterized by depressive and hypomanic episodes.”
“For a long time I thought I had a severe sleep disorder. But it wasn’t normal insomnia and I wasn’t lying awake counting sheep. 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. 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.”
Even Gary With Da Tea can’t cast a sliver of shade upon Mimi. In fact, Gary shares how he can relate with her struggle and we at Dish Nation couldn’t be prouder of our favorite healthy diva. We’re praying for you Mimi!