Maurice Benard, Bipolar Disorder

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Maurice Benard is a soap opera star with bipolar disorder. In this video he explains how he managed to cope with his mental problem and how important family support was for him.

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"Because of bipolar disorder I have written more, drawn more, and simply made more. Because of it I care more."

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