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‘You’re not alone,’ Tyson Fury offers help to Sinead O’Connor
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The last few days have been tough for Sinead O’Connor, the Irish pop legend, who has returned to the hospital to deal with her “unbearable” mental health demons. The 50-year-old singer-songwriter is reportedly in a New Jersey hospital receiving care, after she had posted a tearful video talking about living with mental illness and experiencing suicidal feelings for the past two years.

While a number of people ridiculed O’Connor blaming her toxic relationship choices to her current situation, she received an outpouring of compassion from thousand others, including musicians Annie Lennox and Fiona Apple and former British heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury.

On discovering that the singer was struggling with bipolar disorder (BD), the heavyweight champion shared his belief that he could help her deal with her mental illness. Taking to social media, Fury uploaded a video message to his Instagram account, urging the singer not to feel alone in her struggle. “Mental health problems are one of the worst thing anyone can ever have. No matter how successful or rich you become, mental health will always bring you down,” he said.

The 29-year-old boxing legend has admitted to have suffered from depression, substance use disorders and feeling suicidal in the past. In 2016, he had voluntarily relinquished his heavyweight titles to focus on his treatment.

Offering O’Connor full support, the boxing champion added, “It always gives someone a right to write you off for whatever reason, but I’m here if you need me. Get someone to contact me. I’d like to speak to you.”

O’Connor shares heart-rending video talking about mental illness

The 12-minute emotional video, that O’Connor had posted to her Facebook page earlier this week, revealed that she had been staying in a New Jersey motel after being abandoned by her family members. Calling mental illness as drugs, the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer explained how mental illness and the stigma associated with it did not discriminate.

She also went on to talk about her incapability to look after herself, the loneliness she felt on losing the custody of her 13-year-old son, and her family’s lack of care and support, which she needed the most, at a time when she was battling her mental illness. The singer also said that there was absolutely nobody in her life other than her psychiatrist, who was the only person keeping her alive.

She made the video so that people could see what it was like to suffer from a mental illness. “I hope that this video is somehow helpful. Not to me, but the fact I know that I am only one of millions and millions and millions of people who are just like me, actually, that don’t necessarily have the resources I have in my heart and my purse,” she said.

Following the viral video, another message was posted on the singer’s Facebook page updating her fans about her condition. The post confirmed that she was surrounded by love, receiving the best of care, and was no longer suicidal.

Treatment for bipolar disorder needs professional intervention

Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic-depressive disorder, is a mental illness distinguished by striking and severe shifts in energy, mood, and activity levels affecting an individual’s ability to carry out daily tasks. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 2.6 percent of the U.S. adult population suffers from BD.

Sovereign Health understands the plight of someone suffering from BD or any other mental disorder. As a leading mental illness treatment center, we provide individualized, evidence-based treatment to women patients suffering from mental ailments in a private, safe and supportive environment.

Encompassing a 360-degree approach, including multiple levels of care, treatment programs at our state-of-the-art facilities combine traditional therapies along with the latest clinical techniques. For more information about our holistic treatment programs or to locate the best inpatient mental health facilities in Arizona, call our 24/7 helpline number. You can even chat online with our representatives for immediate assistance.

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