Five-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey is being widely applauded for recently revealing she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001. Media reports have noted she is one of several celebrities who have opened up to the public about struggling with the illness. It’s a list that includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Demi Lovato, and the late Carrie Fisher. Just by openly talking about their mental health struggles, these famous women helped lift mental illness out ...

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To many, the extent to which Charlie Sheen tried to keep his HIV status from becoming public knowledge came as a surprise -- and suggests that HIV-related stigma and discrimination remains pervasive despite strides that have been made in fighting the disease. Diagnosed nearly four years ago, Sheen reported paying more than $10 million in bribes to keep his HIV status secret. Sheen decided to go public, he told Matt Lauer ...

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