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People Who Have Bipolar Who Have Disclosed

I know its always good for us when someone who is a public figure discloses as having bipolar. Sometimes in places such as mental health groups people make a list but it often seems rather limited. We all know Patti Duke wrote a book but are there any current people in the media in any way (movies, music, theater, writers, politicians, etc.) who have publicly disclosed and made a success out of themselves (and more importantly stayed in the recovery process) that you identify with or appreciate what they've done. I could list a few but I'll let people post first. We get enough bad publicity so its nice when there is a positive angle on it.
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654560 tn?1331854581
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.
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767237 tn?1332640177
Great Post! Very interesting to know and think about:)
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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. :)
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Thanks :-)
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775203 tn?1237632918
Princess Leia = Carrie Fisher!
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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.
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654560 tn?1331854581
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.
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Robin Williams
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603015 tn?1329862973
Stephen Fry
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Ben Stiller
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