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Catherine Zeta Jones: A Role Model for Moms - Why Seeking Help for a Bi-Polar Disorder Matters

To admit there is a problem can be the biggest hurdle. To do it publically can be even harder. But actress and mom Catherine Zeta-Jones is standing up against her personal demons and battle with bipolar disorder and is setting an example for all moms and women everywhere.  When in doubt or depressed, get help. Catherine, she’s had one tough year…her spokesperson announced that after dealing with the stress of the past year,” the 41-year-old actress “made the decision to check into a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her bipolar II disorder.” And when they say brief, they mean brief, her publicist added that she is “feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.”

Over the past year the mom of two has dealt with the fight against cancer that has struck her husband Michael Douglas. She has dealt with a huge amount of stress and a insider has said that not only has it been “the most difficult year of her life” but that the “pressure has been almost unbearable.”

When one is a mother, and a working mother at that, it’s hard to remember that you too need help sometimes. It’s not always about the kids, your husband or the career. Catherine Zeta Jones sets an example that even when it looks like you have it all, everyone needs help every now and then.

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