Many celebrities have been outspoken out about their struggles with bi polar condition
1. Dennis Ombachi
The Rugby player recently confessed in a long post that he suffers from bi polar and most of his life people have not known.
On May 30th he wrote
“what many people don’t know is that in am medically diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Many years I have struggled with this & depression. I would usually disappear from social media & occasionally miss flights when I had made the team. For those who don’t know Bi-Polar disorder means my moods can swing from elation to depression without warning, however, as long as I take my medication, I’m usually good.
This has taken a toll on my family life over the years and I am thankful for the support I have received. What my coaches and team mates didn’t know was how much pain I was in. For those who don’t know Bi-Polar disorder means my moods can swing from elation to depression without warning, however, as long as I take my medication, I’m usually good. This has taken a toll on my family life over the years and I am thankful for the support I have received. When I say family, Include the friends who have stuck by me and walked with me through the darkness all these years.
You may ask why I am saying this on Sunday morning, the answer is simple. Mental Health is affecting so many people but no one will come forward and talk about it because it’s considered taboo in our culture. For me, let me be the one.
Many athletes and many ordinary people are facing this daily and they need help and understanding.
If we talk about this more, then more people will no longer suffer in silence, the way I have all these years. I don’t need pity, I just want us to be more open to seeking professional help when we need it.
I have had spells with therapists, psychiatrist and spent time at Mental Health wellness centres. Again, thank Goodness for my friends who became family. They too can sigh with relief and now answer truthfully when people ask them “
2, Rachel Shebesh
Gender CAS Rachel Shebesh said early 01 that she has been battling bipolar disorder and depression.
Speaking about mental health, she said bipolar controlled her life and, in the process, she fell into depression.
“I have suffered from bipolar for a long time, running my life without me having any control over it, and in the process, I became very depressed,” she said in a video shared on social media.
Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1176245459500115
“I’m talking about this because there could be someone here sitting and wondering what we are all doing here. It’s not that something is wrong with you, you could be going through depression and depression is treatable and it has medication.”
3. Saumu Mbuvi
We found out about her health when she had marital disputes with her lover, a Senator.
Saumu told that she ended her relationship with Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip, citing domestic violence.
“These are the things he did to me. He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.” She wrote on Instagram.
The Senator in an interview with Word Is alleged Saumu has a disorder.
“She has a mental psychiatric problem called bipolar. That’s why we never stayed together. She breaks things, shouts and loses memory for even a week. Imagine, and all the Kenyans and media houses don’t know. I always hide this from people.”
Saumu confirmed she has bipolar on her Instagram stories, where she was interacting with fans. “I’m okay being bipolar, it’s actually just a plus. Makes me super perfect, I don’t entertain fakeness.”
4. Kanye West
At 39 years, Kanye was diagnosed with bi polar and referred to it as a superpower. In 2019, Kanye told a radio host during the listening party for his album YE, that “I have never been diagnosed until I was 39. But like I said on the album it is not a disability, it’s a superpower”
5. Mariah Carey
The music legend in an interview with People magazine in 2018 revealed her condition saying. “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she said of dealing with the variant bipolar II disorder. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.” She added that she was on medication.
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