You are soooo correct. I don't know how I got confused since that is the only show I watch once a week on Fridays.
Great Post! Very interesting to know and think about:)
I believe you're thinking of Sonny from General Hospital (ABC soap). His name is Maurice Benard and he has done a lot of work with Mental Health America and other groups to increase awareness. :)
Princess Leia = Carrie Fisher!
Stephen Fry who did an amazing documentary over here about BP, he also spoke to other people with the condition including the actress who played Princess Lea in the original Star Wars (can't remember her name).
We have a "celebrity" named Kerry Katona who is in the public eye a lot over here. This is like car crash TV as the poor girl is nowhere near stabilized and the media keep trashing her and she is constantly ridiculed. She was even accused of being drunk on a tv appearance when in fact it was a side effect from her medications that was causing her to slur. I actually think her programmes and the publicity highlight exactly why so many of us don't disclose.
Sunny on the soap" One life to live.Him and his wife did a segment on what it was like living with someone bp who was not med complient. Almost ended in divorce Very compassionate story.The good the bad and the success after he went on meds.