Being Bipolar Can Be "Awesome"...if You Get the Right Support

Being Bipolar Can Be "Awesome"...if You Get the Right Support

Kanye West’s revelation that he has bipolar disorder is a strike against stigma. Yet raising awareness is not enough, says Wendy Burn. This is not a music review. I haven’t listened to Kanye West’s latest album—or any of them. But the statement, “I hate being Bi-Polar it's awesome,” scrawled in neon green handwriting across the cover of West’s latest album, and the conversation it generated on Twitter, certainly grabbed my attention. “I had never been diagnosed and I was like 39 years old,” he recently revealed in an interview, alluding to a diagnosis for bipolar disorder that he was now receiving...

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