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Catherine Zeta-Jones Encourages Others Suffering From Bipolar To Seek Help

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tabloid thursday Catherine Zeta Jones Encourages Others Suffering From Bipolar To Seek Help

catherine zeta jones Catherine Zeta Jones Encourages Others Suffering From Bipolar To Seek Help

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Catherine Zeta-Jones refuses to suffer in silence from her recent bipolar diagnosis and is using her experience in hopes to help others in her situation to seek help to overcome the mental illness.

She spoke out in the latest issue of People magazine about her bipolar disorder and not being ashamed for checking herself into a mental hospital for treatment.

In her interview with People magazine, Catherine encourages others suffering from the condition to seek help and go for treatment so they can get a healthy state of mind.

Friends revealed that when her husband Michael Douglas was battling throat cancer, she was so depressed she could barely do the littlest things like go out to dinner or even get dressed. Then even when he was getting better, she was not, which is why she decided to check herself into a mental hospital.

Catherine says this is a disorder that affects millions of people and that she’s one of them. She doesn’t regret that her secret got out and hopes her experience with bipolar II encourages at least one other person to seek help.

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