1. Kanye West
You are not alone. There are many faces of bipolarism.
Over 3.3 million American adults are diagnosed with bipolarism each year. An estimated 4.4 percent of U.S. adults have experienced bipolarism over the course of their lives.
This condition causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and ability to do everyday tasks. There are four levels of bipolarism that are diagnosable, each person's symptoms varying in range and degree.
There is a lot of stigma surrounding bipolarism. Those who are bipolar sometimes feel guilty or shameful.
Increasing, there is no reason for shame in either seeking treatment or discussing the condition. Bipolarism can occur in anyone.
And it does.
2. Mariah Carey
In 2018, Mariah Carey disclosed her bipolar II disorder and how fear of stigma held her back for years from treatment or being open about it.
3. Carrie Fisher
Princess Leia Organa herself struggled with bipolarism until her death in 2016. Carrie Fisher was a leading proponent of being candid about it.
In 1987, Fisher released her novel, Postcards from the Edge, and opened up about her drug overdose and living with her condition. Her openness makes her an inspiration to us all.
4. Demi Lovato
The actress/singer checked herself into rehab after touring early in her career. Now, she continues to make music and speaks about her struggles with bipolarism.
5. Scott Stapp
In 2015, the Creed frontman revealed he was bipolar after having a break the year prior.
"I was hallucinating," he told People. "I drove around the United States for a month, following an angel that I saw on the hood of my car. In my delusional thinking, I thought my family was involved in ISIS, and that millions of dollars had been taken from me to support terrorism. All of it was nonsense. I was out of my mind."
"There's a stigma associated with it," the 44-year-old singer added. "But [my wife] Jaclyn kept telling me, 'Embrace it. We love you.' It became a big sign of relief, because finally, we had an answer."