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15 Celebrities With Mental Health Disorders


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Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor, mother of four, suffered from bipolar disorder.
Sinead O'Connor, mother of four, suffered from bipolar disorder.
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Maybe you remember Sinead O'Connor from her 1990 "Nothing Compares 2 U" video, the close-up shot and somber blue lighting. Or perhaps your image of the Irish singer recalls her ripping a photo of Pope John Paul II on an episode of Saturday Night Live in 1992. To O'Connor, the notion that she always had to be controversial proved to be an artistic impediment, and she took a step back. In a 2007 interview with The Times of London, the now 44-year-old singer and mother of four reveals how treatment for bipolar disorder helped mend what she calls a hole in the center of her being, with symptoms that included suicidal thoughts as far back as age 23.

Coming up, a revolutionary rocker whose death is now used to reach out to teens contemplating suicide.


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