Mental illness has no prejudice. It doesn’t discriminate by fame or wealth. So, many celebrities suffer from the same diseases that us “common folk” do. But one benefit that celebrities have is the ability to bring awareness to these diseases and reduce the stigma of mental illness in the public’s view. Here are 11 celebrities with bipolar disorder. As you peruse the list you’ll realize that just because they’re rich and famous, it doesn’t mean they don’t face the same daily struggles that we all do.
1. Russell Brand
The famous English comedian has made a thriving career out of his disease. Russell’s instability and oddball personality is what makes him so popular, but much of his eccentricity comes from living with bipolar disorder. Russell was diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar disorder and bulimia all before the age of 12.
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