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Why Catherine Zeta Jones Treatment for Bipolar Disorder is Brave, Helps Other Moms

Catherine Zeta JonesCatherine-Zeta Jones is getting treatment for bipolar disorder at a mental health facility.  The Oscar award winning mother’s move to get treatment is very brave and it will help so many people by shedding light on a disease that is misunderstood!

New research shows that Bipolar disorder is chronically under-treated. A recent study by the government indicates that less than half of those with bipolar disorder – also known as manic-depressive illness — received mental health treatment during their lifetimes.

By getting the help she needs, Catherine Zeta-Jones will lessen the stigma associated with bipolar disorder.  Bipolar disorder is much more common than people think and quite a few celebrity moms have struggled with the this illness.

We should support Zeta-Jones for her brave move to seek treatment. She is a positive example for other mothers because she is taking care of herself.  Because as we all know, mothers are the heart of every family. Our children do better when we take care of ourselves!  A rep for Catherine Zeta-Jones made a statement to the media:

“After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her bipolar II disorder. She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.”

Photo: Pacific Coast News

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