Pop superstar Mariah Carey revealed earlier this year that she has bipolar disorder and is taking medication. She did not discuss her condition for more than a decade and went through years of “denial and isolation”, fearing that her career would be ruined if anyone found out that she had the mental health condition. Photo: AP

Mental illness is not insanity: end the stigma before it causes more harm

  • Sadly, here in Asia, people often associate mental illness with “being insane”
  • We need to break down the taboo barrier. Only then will we truly be able to take “insanity” out of mental illness
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Pop superstar Mariah Carey revealed earlier this year that she has bipolar disorder and is taking medication. She did not discuss her condition for more than a decade and went through years of “denial and isolation”, fearing that her career would be ruined if anyone found out that she had the mental health condition. Photo: AP
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