Not only is bipolar disorder found in all social strata as well as both genders it also spares neither the rich nor the famous. Several celebrities such as Patty Duke and Carrie Fisher have shown uncommon courage in writing books about their own bipolar disorder. Carrie Fisher has made her bipolar disorder a part of many of her live performances. And we have the popular movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook, which provides insight into this mental illness. The hope is that books written by celebrities on this subject as well as movies that shine a light on it provide one more opportunity for the shame and stigma of mental illness to become a thing of the past.
Follow the links below and discover that many of history’s most profound leaders, writers, artists and musicians as well as many of your favorite celebrities were or are bipolar disordered.