Mariah Carey graced the cover of People magazine in April 2018, revealing that she has bipolar disorder: specifically, bipolar II. Although she was first diagnosed in 2001 after she was put under mandatory psychiatric care, she told the magazine that she "didn't want to believe it."
She finally sought treatment after "the hardest couple of years," she told the magazine. Her treatment includes going to therapy and taking medication for bipolar II. "I'm actually taking medication that seems to be pretty good," she told People. Now, she's using her platform to help erase the stigma attached with mental illness.
"I'm just in a really good place right now, where I'm comfortable discussing my struggles with bipolar II disorder," she said in the interview. "I'm hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone. It can be incredibly isolating. It does not have to define you and I refuse to allow it to define me or control me."