It has been claimed that since Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta-Jones revealed that she suffers from Bipolar, it has encouraged more people to do so. The awareness of Bipolar has grown in a big way and there is even the first ever Bipolar Scotland Week to help increase that awareness.
Alison Cairns, Bipolar Scotland chief executive, explained, “Many people are reluctant to come forward and admit they may have it because they think it will affect job prospects or even their ability to look after their family. That’s why it was significant when Catherine Zeta-Jones came out as a sufferer because she was a very successful working mum.”
Alison added, “We currently have 400 members of Bipolar Scotland but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s a very individual condition and people do not always show all the symptoms.” If you are a sufferer of Bipolar, do not be afraid to come forward and seek the help you deserve.