Mariah Carey is Fighting Bipolar Disorder

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Singer and songwriter Mariah Carey revealed a secret about her mental health she has been keeping for nearly 20 years.

In 2001, after she was hospitalized for a mental and physical breakdown, Carey was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder.

She explained why she decided to confess everything now:

“Until recently, I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me. It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. 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,” she said.

At first, Carey said, she “didn’t want to believe it”. But she eventually did and is still in therapy.