By bp Magazine April 11, 2016
Over the years bp Magazine has had the opportunity to talk with some amazing and inspirational people. Here are five famous faces who have used their star status to spread awareness and help end the stigma surrounding
#1 Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher, also known as Star Wars’ Princess Leia, will
always be our heroine for rebelling against the stigma of bipolar
disorder. Through a lifetime of novels, interviews, and one-woman shows
(she passed away in December 2016), she taught us that it’s possible to
laugh at and learn from even the most trying of circumstances. Read Carrie Fisher’s story.
#2 Maurice Benard
Emmy-winner Maurice Benard, best known for his role as Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital, is a man with a mission when in comes to reaching out and raising awareness about bipolar. Read Maurice Benard’s story.
#3 Demi Lovato
The platinum-selling recording artist is now an advocate for people
affected by mental health conditions, proving it’s possible to get
through dark times and reach a place a strength. Read Demi Lovato’s story.
#4 Mary Lambert
Singer-songwriter Mary Lambert puts it all out there in her hit
“Secrets” and she lives the same way. Whether it’s bipolar, body image
or a troubled past, she’s a missionary for self-acceptance. Read Mary Lambert’s story.
#5 Patty Duke
Patty Duke, famous for her TV role as identical cousins, nearly lost her budding career before coming to terms with bipolar disorder. She was a two-time bp Magazine cover girl before passing in March 2016. Read Patty Duke’s story.