The truth about How Mariah Carey Accepted Her Bipolar Disorder And Took The First Step To Cope With It


“I refuse to allow it to define me or control me.”1991


Despite being diagnosed in 2001 after a physical and mental breakdown, Mariah Carey is only now coming to grips with the fact that she has bipolar II disorder. In a People cover story, the legendary singer said it was not wanting to believe it that kept her from getting help for so long.

“Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” Carey told the magazine. “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.”