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Mariah Carey Reveals She’s Secretly Battling A Mental Illness For The Past 17 Years

She was diagnosed with the disease almost two decades ago.

Mariah Carey’s revelation that she is suffering from a mental health issue has definitely shocked her fans and detractors alike. However, whether one loves or hates the diva, she deserves some props for deciding to share her struggles.

Carey confessed that although she had been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder way back in 2001, it was only recently that she began treatment – out of fear that her disease would be revealed to the public. After the explosive revelation, there’s no denying that she fell in the good graces of even her detractors.

The diva’s decision to finally go public is rooted in the desire help others who find themselves in a similar situation.

People Magazine editor-in-chief Jess Cagle said Carey was inspired to go public with her mental health battle – just like numerous other personalities doing the same thing the past couple of years. According to Cagle, Carey hopes that by coming out, she too can have a positive impact on the lives of people suffering from the same disease that she has.

Carey said:

“I’m just in a really good place right now, where I’m comfortable discussing my struggles with bipolar II disorder. I’m hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone.”

As popular as she is, Carey has been subjected to harsh criticisms, including her controversial 2016 New Year’s Eve performance. However, with her latest revelation, things that she have been criticized for are now placed in a different light, whether they are connected with her bipolar II disorder or not.

Carey hopes that by revealing her mental health issue, she can be an inspiration to those who suffer from the same disorder.

In the same interview, Carey shared that she’s been going to therapy and taking medications, which have both been a great help.

“It can be incredibly isolating. It does not have to define you and I refuse to allow it to define me or control me,” she said in reference to her mental health issue.

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Woman Surprises Step-Daughter With Adoption Papers During Her Birthday Party

Definitely the best gift ever. Now the whole internet is crying!

Adoption stories are often heartwarming and the same can be said about this one you’ll read below. In this YouTube footage, we see a young girl named Hailey getting the best birthday present ever – and it’s totally making the internet cry!

“Why am I the center of attention?” asks Hailey while celebrating her birthday in an outdoor setting. Brigitte, her step mother, later got down on her knees and presented several gifts.

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7-Year-Old Girl Reaches Mt. Kilimanjaro Summit to be “Nearer” to Her Deceased Dad

She believes that reaching the summit made her more visible to her dad.

A 7-year old Texan child now holds the record of being the youngest girl to have reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. While the feat is something that she takes pride in, it seems that Montannah Kenney was more ecstatic over the fact that she had been to a place that brought her closer to her father.

Montannah and her mom, Hollie Kenney, had originally planned to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro later this October. However, upon finding out that an 8-year old girl had previously made it to the summit, Montannah changed her mind and wanted to break the record. After all, as the girl is not expected to turn 8 earlier than May this year, reaching the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro at the age of 7 would give her the distinction of being the youngest to achieve such a feat.

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After Losing 70 Pounds, This Guy Now Looks Like a Disney Prince

“I’ve lost a lot of weight, a lot of sadness, and a little facial hair. I’ve gained a whole new appreciation for life. Remember to always love yourself.”

Losing weight may not be simple and easy but as countless people who’ve done it will tell us, it can be done and it’s very much worth the effort. Besides, living healthy not only benefits your physical body but even your mental health.

Jeffrey Kendall is definitely a fine example of that. Kendall, who recently shared his story on Reddit, have officially gone viral on social media because of his impressive transformation.

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