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Singer-Songwriter Mary Lambert Talks About Life With Bipolar Disorder

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This weekend singer-songwriter Mary Lambert posted a photo on Instagram to discuss what she called an “intense bipolar episode”.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGBOwiOrzte/

Through out her career, Lambert has been open in her music and in interviews about living with bipolar disorder.

Lambert wrote on Instagram,

In my episodes, I tend to oscillate quickly between hyper anxiety, paranoia, suicidal thoughts and shame. I have different mechanisms for coming out of it. TV shows are helpful (thanks Jeopardy!), and I am also grateful to have a deeply compassionate partner that helps pull me out with nice forehead kisses.”

Lambert – who is known for her stunning debut album, Heart on My Sleeve, and for contributing the chorus to Macklemore’s marriage equality anthem “Same Love” – said it was her responsibility to de-stigmatize mental illness and posted the photo to show that someone with bipolar disorder has good days and bad days.

I realized part of the honesty — part of the vulnerability — is allowing people to see the whole picture. I am not like this every day. But I am also not glamorous and confident every day. I can exist in both spaces, and that is OK.”

As Lambert mentions, she opened her 2014 song “Secrets” with the line “I’ve got bipolar disorder.”

 

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