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Mariah Carey Reportedly Tried Jumping out of Moving Car after Being Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

Oyin Balogun
Mar 29, 2019
06:12 A.M.
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For the first time, singer Mariah Carey is revealing a part of her she had always kept safe and quiet. After living in denial, Carey is finally in the right place and so the need to share this part of her.

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Mariah is a sensational world artist who has built an excellent career for herself through hard work and diligence through the years. Having to come to a realization that everything that she'd work for might come to an end did reveal a scary part of her she didn't know existed.

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In 2001, for the first time, Carey was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after an incident at TRL where she was pushing an ice cream cart. This was a new development that the mother of two didn't know how to handle, so in order not to have to deal with it, she chose to live in denial and sweep this sickness under the rug.

The singer who was recently featured as the cover story on "People's" new magazine issue, spoke about her struggles with the disorder and how she'd dealt with anger issues and depression in the past. Although she was going through hard times, Carey blamed it all on work and stress.

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Opening up to PEOPLE's editor in chief Jess Cagle, Carey said she finally sought treatment recently after the going through the hardest years yet (reality show with E!, a broken engagement and career turbulence).

“It was too heavy a burden to carry, and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me, and I got back to doing what I love" - Carey said.

A new "Reelz" documentary series titled "Mariah Carey: The Diva, The Drama" is said to be airing soon and it'll allegedly detail what caused the music icon's mental breakdown in 2001.

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One of those who will be featuring in the documentary, Damion Young (Mariah's ex-boyfriend and manager) mentioned that there was a scenario which made him fear for the singer's life; this was when Carey almost jumped out of a moving vehicle.

“It was so bad to where I said, ‘You have to go to the hospital. Watching your best friend try to jump out of a moving car…it was bad,” Young said.

After years of keeping quiet about it, the mother of two who co-parents with ex-husband is now seeking treatment for bipolar II disorder. Bipolar is more common than most people think, but because of the stigma associated with the disease, most people have decided to suffer in silence.

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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 5.7 million American adults are suffering from bipolar.

Carey is now said to be writing a memoir detailing her journey with the disease. Hopefully, because of her story, many can find the strength to accept their fate and seek the help that they need.

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