The star said she was "irritable and in constant fear of letting people down" and that she later learned she was "experiencing a form of mania". It was a very personal decision for her.
Mariah Carey is thanking fans for their "overwhelming" support after she recently revealed that she has been suffering from bipolar disorder for almost two decades.
"There were a lot of issues".
The singer's rep confirmed that the book is in the works, and a source told Page Six she's been "looking inward" and that disclosing her bipolar disorder to People magazine has been freeing. "It was very, very bad". "Hopefully, (being vocal about bipolar disorder) will be freeing for her". "It does not have to define you and I refuse to allow it to define me or control me". I was so terrified of losing everything, I convinced myself the only way to deal with this was to not deal with this. 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.
"I'm just in a really good place right now, where I'm comfortable discussing my struggles with bipolar II disorder".
In the interview, Carey had said she was speaking out about her battle with the illness in the hopes of getting "to a place where stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone".