Halsey - A Conversation About Bipolar Disorder (Artist Spotlight Stories)

In this installment of Artist Spotlight Stories, Halsey and licensed therapist Dr. Snehi Kapur explore mental health and bipolar disorder in an intimate one-on-one conversation. Directed by Liza Mandelup and produced by USproject Music, the film gives an exclusive glimpse into Halsey’s inner world and personal journey, while offering insight on broader issues surrounding mental health.

For more information please visit Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance's website: www.dbsalliance.org/

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a leading national organization focusing on mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder. Globally, DBSA can help with resources and information.

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  • "it's okay to tell everyone around you your need", great have you tried telling a new bf/gf that you are chronically depressed? yeah...no, i'll keep my needs to myself thank you

    SpecsSpecs5 hours ago
  • I'm really excited about this it's gonna do a lot of good for people

    Shauka HodanShauka Hodan5 hours ago
  • What a miserable individual. No wonder God sent Covid-19 to punish the world for idolizing such Demon Possessed People.

    Vernon ThiedeVernon Thiede5 hours ago
  • WOW! That was awesome😍 I really like getting to know peoples feelings and struggles and trying to accept them and also help .Sometimes we judge someone without noticing that we’re doing it so we have to remind ourselves that everyone’s trying to find ways ,by their everyday life and personality, to fit in this world. All it takes is understanding and acceptance.

    Evthokia KarikiEvthokia Kariki6 hours ago
    • between mood disorders and professional success in the arts, as well as analyzing how those individuals proactively managed their mood changes to navigate their careers

      Shauka HodanShauka Hodan5 hours ago
  • Took a while to comment this, but I can't even begin to articulate how validating this interview felt. "How do I know what I'm supposed to feel?" SOML. I never knew how relieving it would be just to feel SEEN. Thank you so much Ashley. Love you forever

    Amira H.Amira H.7 hours ago
  • the relationship aspects of this really validated what I am experiencing. Thank you

    Bethany ToddBethany Todd8 hours ago
  • annie wonannie won8 hours ago
  • She’s so inspirational i love you

    Raven TechRaven Tech8 hours ago
  • I still feel like a few key aspects of bipolar disorder weren’t touched on here which is totally understandable, you can’t fit everything into one interview ! But there’s a few things I’d like add - Severe type 1 Bipolar can become so debilitating that people are rarely ever functional and spend the majority of their life in care and have few moments where they appear ‘normal’. I don’t know Halsey personally and I’m not trying to invalidate her struggles but what she’s describing here is actually quite a mild form of the disease. Many people with Bipolar disorder have their lives devastated by the disease and the sedation caused by medications that are vital to control severe forms of the disease can completely strip someone of their identity , however this is necessary because the devastation caused by psychosis and severe mania is constantly life threatening and or ruining. People can develop full blown psychosis where they convince themselves they’re capable of flying so they jump off skyscrapers, or hear the devil tell them to kill themselves etc. The fact that Halsey has said she is able to manage without medication indicates an extremely mild form of the condition, because if someone with Severe type 1 bipolar went unmedicated they would likely end up dead, hospitalised or completely ruined their life. The fact that Halsey manages to find anything positive from her mania is also a rarity , I’m glad she’s able to do it! But for the majority of people with bipolar disorder there’s is no romantic silver lining , most of the time it’s just uncontrollable devastation. I’m really glad someone with such a large platform is speaking out about the disorder because it’s EXTREMELY misunderstood and often just thrown around as an adjective or insult when it’s actually a life threatening condition just like cancer.

    Eleanor GraceEleanor Grace9 hours ago
  • This made me cry. I feel this too deeply. And it makes me feel at peace knowing others feel this way too 🥺😩

    Tessa DelafontaineTessa Delafontaine9 hours ago
  • I let bipolar destroy my life, I watched it happen almost as if I was on the sidelines.... Im in the process of taking my life back and taking control 🖤 it can be so hard to explain to people who don't suffer with it, thank you for sharing your story! #endthestigma #normaldoesntexist

    Kayla MacLeod-BrownKayla MacLeod-Brown10 hours ago
  • I am crying, seriously.

    BhattacharjeeBhattacharjee10 hours ago
  • THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! THANK YOU!

    Vanessa OliveiraVanessa Oliveira10 hours ago
  • In my school where I work, many students have autism, ADHD but most of the parents, don't want to accept their child have that some kind of mental illness, on the other hand, I have met some amazing parents who accept their kids have mental issues and deal with it, consult to experts and moreover they have unconditional love for their kids. I have grown a lot as a person being around with my students.

    Pinky MishraPinky Mishra10 hours ago
  • I mental ill my intier life. It's not easy.. it's about bad times and very bad times. Ashley you not allone😘

    HansDampf i.a.G.HansDampf i.a.G.11 hours ago
  • That's what they do, they split your personality so they can control you. Classic mind control techniques

    Tripp HarrisTripp Harris13 hours ago
  • thank you for this, it's genuinely something I've needed to hear for a long time so thank you❤️

    Ellis PintoEllis Pinto14 hours ago
  • I recognize myself so much, thank you for existing you are wonderful

    Maelle BoucherMaelle Boucher14 hours ago
  • halsey thank you for being open and honest. you are a true queen. and you have helped me in ways you would never even understand. thank you! you saved my life

    SamSam14 hours ago
  • “how do i know what i’m allowed to feel?” exactly. the fact that we call it a disorder makes me question if my emotions are normal or not. it constantly makes me question that is it abnormal if i feel so intensly? is it that abnormal if i have so many ideas that we call it maniac? is it abnormal to let yourself live the pain and is having pain actually normal? i have so many questions but i always end up thinking i’d rather have alternating moods than just have the same mood forever.😀 (i’m not american,so i might suck at grammar😁)

    lunadominikalunadominika15 hours ago
  • For those of you that know or suspect you may experience bipolar disorder as well, two books that have been massively helpful to me are: "Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament", and, "An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness", ...both of which were written by Kay Redfield Jamison, who is a Psychiatrist with bipolar disorder. Touched with Fire is more specifically geared toward people who experience bipolar disorder and also practice some sort of artistry, because she traces links between mood disorders and professional success in the arts, as well as analyzing how those individuals proactively managed their mood changes to navigate their careers and lives. An Unquiet Mind is more generally geared toward describing her own personal experiences and her understanding of the disorder. Be safe

    Dani HeckertDani Heckert15 hours ago
  • I used to have friends who told me I was crazy or too much to handle as a result of my bipolar disorder, I have a new group of friends now and the other day I told my friends about my bipolar disorder and they said I was perfect no matter what and that they'd always be there for me to help me and honestly surrounding yourself with people who genuinely care for you and understand is the most important thing ever.

    Luisha-belle DanzaLuisha-belle Danza16 hours ago
  • This made my heart pound so hard and I cried. Like I never thought there would be anyone who'd ever even understand this. Thank you Ashley. I love you very much. 🖤 Pls do what you do and keep doing it when and how you feel like it. Might keep people like me sane and give us the hope to not give up, even though we got no one who gets it. Thank you

    The Name isThe Name is21 hour ago
  • females having relationship issues are not mentally ill .

    psychiatry is eugenicspsychiatry is eugenics21 hour ago
  • I’ve loved Halsey for so many years and to have her speak about bipolar truly touches my heart. My mom was diagnosed with bipolar when she was 18, she’s 51 now and my life has been molded around her illness and the way she’s chosen to live her life. It’s been such a roller coaster of goods and bads with my mom, I’m so proud to have one of my favorite artists advocate for this mental illness.

    Harieta MHarieta M22 hours ago
  • swing. Constantly questioning your emotions is exhausting. I’m so happy she’s talking about what this feels like.

    alisuo tokoalisuo toko22 hours ago
  • So brave...thank you

    Chris DonnagerChris Donnager22 hours ago
  • I just founded out no just how beautiful you sing, but also how beautiful and well articulated you speak. You are marvelous woman!!

    ARIELNFLARIELNFL23 hours ago
    • Take your medication and go to therapy.

      alisuo tokoalisuo toko22 hours ago
  • This is so amazing knowing others, like celebrities, have bipolar like me.

    Kylie ReinhartKylie ReinhartDay ago
  • i love you halsey. thank you for everything you do to spread awareness. i’m so proud for how far you’ve gotten.

    mac and her cammac and her camDay ago
  • Thank you so much for making this video and being brave to talk - I’m seriously crying right now - this video helped me so much.

    Justine AppleJustine AppleDay ago
  • Halsey stop looking perfect

    X LEGNDX LEGNDDay ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="435">7:15</a> facts

    XSavageGH AllLitG6XSavageGH AllLitG6Day ago
  • I wonder what brand of tape he uses to hide his teeny weenie? Estrogen shrinks the member...

    Stormy WeatherStormy WeatherDay ago
  • Halsey is a boy trans to a girl. Never was pregnant. Can’t get pregnant. Another Hollywood gender bent tool, money maker. Hollywood is big pimpin these little boys who sell their anus to who ever is willing to pay the price.

    Stormy WeatherStormy WeatherDay ago
  • Anybody know where I can find a transcript of this video

    Ashley ProchnowAshley ProchnowDay ago
  • Thank you Ashley for sharing your story about Bi Polar. I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder when I was 19, but initially mis diagnosed a year prior with Bi Polar. Now I am 37 years old and have over a decade of dialectical behavior therapy under my belt and am considered recovered. It’s so important we share our recovery so people know there is help, hope and life beyond mental illness 🌻

    Amy EvansAmy EvansDay ago
  • I'm so so so happy she gave us a video like this.

    amy hopwoodamy hopwoodDay ago
  • I‘m proud to call you one of my idols 🥺❤️

    Lana Del QueenLana Del QueenDay ago
  • Thank you Ashley , thank you for everything❤️

    Lana Del QueenLana Del QueenDay ago
  • m.usproject.info/it/video/0qbCj6-k0bqJc6A my boy music out it’s called joanna in my bed music by mogli ❤️🔥

    Mogli 2Mogli 2Day ago
  • 😍😍😍 I love her.❤️

    Pamela SouzahPamela SouzahDay ago
  • Ashley, what a great conversation you showed us, thank you. You are a very much a part of my everyday life. I refer to you with my friends, and they say "oh geez you are nuts about her"...in my defense I say "she's fantastic, she's so talented, I love her music". Oh how I do love you...but I am dreaming at 67 years and let me love you till I die. So what, you're brilliant and bi-polar...I have one as a pseudo niece and she is not taking care of it at all which is frightening, discouraging and I am helpless towards her. She has three children that I adore and am so worried for them. Ashley, at times I just cry for them....in my helplessness. I wish we were friends and could talk about stuff. Be safe with the virus, stay home and be good. Write, draw, be all you are. Much Love, Victoria

    Victoria ParisiVictoria ParisiDay ago
  • Take your medication and go to therapy.

    Mango TangoMango TangoDay ago
  • My phone died yesterday and this popped in my news feeds on my computer and reminded me to take my meds

    Mateo WhiteMateo WhiteDay ago
  • Thank you for making this video, Halsey. I love you. 😘

    Goldess AuGoldess AuDay ago
  • damn i love her

    Karina De SedasKarina De SedasDay ago
  • I’ll never get over how incredibly intelligent Ashley is. She’s super mature and subtile, it feels like she understands the world in such a deep and sensitive way She’s amazing

    Ekkö GaullierEkkö GaullierDay ago
  • I thought Dr.Kapur was the mother from how I met your mother!!! Sorry

    S DS DDay ago
  • how did we get so lucky with you, thank you for always taking a stand and reaching out with a hand, always. Thank you.

    Rashi JalanRashi JalanDay ago
  • Wish she would try being more ethnic.

    Othniel McClinicOthniel McClinicDay ago
  • Awesome!!!!

    okow tinaokow tinaDay ago
  • Halsey, you're so special, unique and fascinating💖 Your music is meaningful for me💖

    Laura CuomoLaura CuomoDay ago
  • THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART HALSEY.

    Rosi KathriRosi KathriDay ago
  • A girl from my school was exactly like this, so sad that nobody talked to her about it. She ended up killing herself, jumping from the highest tower of our city. Everyone who's living with it and reading this, please stay strong! :*

    mariarzytmariarzytDay ago
    • i love you so much ash. i am so mf proud of the woman you have become

      okow tinaokow tinaDay ago
  • She probably won’t see this, but I swear the moment I listened to her music and know more about her, I felt like she was my soul sister. I also have bipolar disorder and I’m schizophrenic and have constantly felt like nobody understood how that really felt like, and relationships and other people had made me meaner to myself than they ever were. Her music made me feel like she knew exactly how I felt and all of a sudden, I wasn’t alone. It’s sad and I really hope she gets the best thing in life because people who go through what we went through are the kindest hearts in this fucked up world and she deserves to know that.

    OhKillSwitchOhKillSwitchDay ago
  • Thank you so much for telling your own story. It makes me less lonely about facing bipolar disorder.

    Barry ChenBarry ChenDay ago
  • I thought she is Kris jenner

    Sinem YerlikayaSinem YerlikayaDay ago
  • thank you ashley. just... thank you so much. i love you

    msjcojmsjcojDay ago
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    hayaller ve masum benhayaller ve masum benDay ago
  • I got diagnozed only at the age of 38. Bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.

    Sexymaya GreenSexymaya GreenDay ago
  • What I just found out.....observing myself....is bipolar disorder is the intermediate stage between high and low...mood

    Chayan SachdevaChayan SachdevaDay ago
  • Halsey is just matchless

    Ahmad TareqAhmad TareqDay ago
  • Imposible no amarla❤

    Alexandra RiquelmeAlexandra RiquelmeDay ago
  • Loved loved loved Ashley!

    My Ugly Truth PodcastMy Ugly Truth Podcast2 days ago
  • Ameeeee

    AndrxaAndrxa2 days ago
  • My psychologist prefers MANIC DEPRESSIVE disorder. More accurate.

    bemyneighborbemyneighbor2 days ago
  • Such an important message, thank you for sharing this and being such a great mental health advocate Halsey

    ZiCosZiCos2 days ago
  • Omg Im crying so much. Ashley we love you ! Please don’t ever leave us

    lucero cacereslucero caceres2 days ago
  • i love you so much ash. i am so mf proud of the woman you have become

    jasjas2 days ago
  • kinda confusing set up. should’ve had a better introduction

    mayelimayeli2 days ago
    • ?? She explained what they were going to talk about not sure what more of an introduction was needed?

      DonellaDonellaDay ago
  • I understand that some people in the world listen to music to escape from their own problems and not to be 'burdened' by sensitive topics. However the reality is that not enough people are talking about topics that are considered 'ugly' or only want to pay attention to topics that are only the romanticized version of what they actually are. To me, I think expression and awareness is crucial. I fully appreciate how you draw the spotlight onto mental disorders. Your music and quite literally, your existence is a gift to not just yourself, but to us all. Thank you, Ashley.

    Aria SkyeAria Skye2 days ago
  • You're such a wonderful person, damn..

    lisa kroezelisa kroeze2 days ago
  • She really helped me find myself when I was really depressed and I just wanna thank her for that if it wasn’t for her I would be dead Thanks Ashley ✨💕

    xoobo volaxoobo vola2 days ago
  • This helps so many people understand it. Thank you, Halsey.

    Ginger CrabGinger Crab2 days ago
  • You're an angel Ash xo

    Lauren BellLauren Bell2 days ago
  • It took me years to be diagnosed, almost a decade. I appreciate this so much

    itsKaraElizabethitsKaraElizabeth2 days ago
  • I'm so happy she did that! It kinda hurts me to see people throwing the word manic around like its nothing

    ClarissaClarissa2 days ago
  • THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!! XO

    Lindsay GogolLindsay Gogol2 days ago
  • Horror 🐌💩

    Lays KPOP BTSLays KPOP BTS2 days ago