Discovering that Catherine Zeta-Jones has biopolar II disorder and has been receiving treatment was definitely a shock to many of us. Not just because another intelligent, talented woman is suffering from a mental illness; but because she has chosen to reveal it publicly.
Suddenly I’m seeing her in a whole new light. Because Catherine works in an industry where the illusion of perfection is everything. The fact that she’s chosen to reveal her struggle will go an enormous way to breaking the stigma of mental illness and remind everyone that anyone can be affected. It is, in my opinion, an incredibly brave thing to do.
She deserves our respect and best wishes, and I hope she is given time to get well properly.
*If you’re affected by mental illness you can find help and support here.