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 KGproject 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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  • as someone who was diagnosed with type i ( more severe, for anyone wondering / doesn’t know the terminology ) bipolar disorder and has been struggling since I was a kid, I appreciate you talking about mental health and spreading awareness. i was literally crying when I saw this come up, and i couldn’t be happier we’re getting more awareness!

    sabrinasabrina2 саат мурун
  • Halsey, I love your heart!

    Christine FChristine F4 саат мурун
  • I am a lil confused rn, Do I have a mental health issue? uh....

    Zinckel XZinckel X4 саат мурун
  • Wow I needed this

    Miranda ChavezMiranda Chavez4 саат мурун
  • Wait what? It says this came out 5 days ago but there’s comments from 6 days ago... :/

    Joy TranJoy Tran7 саат мурун
  • I came out the closet about my bipolar 1 at 24 and it’s thanks to halsey

    fel arfel ar7 саат мурун
  • Halsey I hope this video gets so many views and many likes in the KGproject community because Mental Illness unfortunately remains a stigma and there’s a lot of young and young-adults who doesn’t even know mental illness exist or don’t get the information handed to them. Also, not all people we look up to talk about mental illnesses. I feel like the information gets to you when you crossed videos like this, through the people you follow and admire. Influencers, artists, tv shows etc.. That’s how I knew I wanted to diagnose myself because us HUMANS IN TOTALITY are ignorant to this or think that is just us “feeling some type of way” and we’re not able to recognizing something might be wrong up there in our brains. I applaud you and adore you for this ❤️

    Michelle SussettMichelle Sussett9 саат мурун
  • 🌽🌽🌽

    ellieellie9 саат мурун

  • Thank you for this video. We don’t hear much about bipolar in the media and this is such a great video to introduce people to the topic. I think one of the worst parts of getting the diagnosis, even if you’re relieved at first that you’re not just flawed and crazy, then you come to the realization that there’s not definite “fix” or “cure”. That is something you have to deal with. And it’s scary to think that people who you’ll meet in a stable or manic state of mind, will reject you when you’re in the depressed period. How much people had I lost because of that. And then looking back and seeing your manic self as something embarrassing. Why I appreciate the most is when Halsey says she finally accepted that part of herself. I want to accept that part of myself too and will constantly work for it, because if I don’t accept me, with my depression and mania, then I can’t expect others to do so.

    linslins10 саат мурун
  • I love her! She is my role model! ❤❤❤❤

    Gabriela OlivasGabriela Olivas10 саат мурун
  • I'm crying. I'm undiagnosed but I have been through so many highs and lows my whole life. I've never stopped to think that it could be my own mental health. :( Thanks for starting a conversation. I look up to Halsey's poetry and I adore how genuine she is.

    Summer McCurdySummer McCurdy12 саат мурун
  • My dream girl. Period.

    Nate HuntingtonNate Huntington12 саат мурун
  • My news on my phone saying she broke her ankle in the kitchen

    Half Baked 420Half Baked 42014 саат мурун
  • this is art.

    Lais NascimentoLais Nascimento15 саат мурун
  • "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

    SpecsSpecs15 саат мурун
  • I'm really excited about this it's gonna do a lot of good for people

    Shauka HodanShauka Hodan15 саат мурун
  • What a miserable individual. No wonder God sent Covid-19 to punish the world for idolizing such Demon Possessed People.

    Vernon ThiedeVernon Thiede16 саат мурун
  • 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 Kariki16 саат мурун
    • 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 Hodan15 саат мурун
  • 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.17 саат мурун
  • the relationship aspects of this really validated what I am experiencing. Thank you

    Bethany ToddBethany Todd18 саат мурун
  • annie wonannie won18 саат мурун
  • She’s so inspirational i love you

    Raven TechRaven Tech19 саат мурун
  • 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 Grace19 саат мурун
  • This made me cry. I feel this too deeply. And it makes me feel at peace knowing others feel this way too 🥺😩

    Tessa DelafontaineTessa Delafontaine20 саат мурун
  • 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-Brown20 саат мурун
  • I am crying, seriously.

    BhattacharjeeBhattacharjee21 саат мурун

    Vanessa OliveiraVanessa Oliveira21 саат мурун
  • 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 Mishra21 саат мурун
  • 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.21 саат мурун
  • That's what they do, they split your personality so they can control you. Classic mind control techniques

    Tripp HarrisTripp Harris23 саат мурун
  • thank you for this, it's genuinely something I've needed to hear for a long time so thank you❤️

    Ellis PintoEllis PintoКүн мурун
  • I recognize myself so much, thank you for existing you are wonderful

    Maelle BoucherMaelle BoucherКүн мурун
  • 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

    SamSamКүн мурун
  • “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😁)

    lunadominikalunadominikaКүн мурун
  • 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 HeckertКүн мурун
  • 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 DanzaКүн мурун
  • 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 isКүн мурун
  • females having relationship issues are not mentally ill .

    psychiatry is eugenicspsychiatry is eugenicsКүн мурун
  • 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 MКүн мурун
  • swing. Constantly questioning your emotions is exhausting. I’m so happy she’s talking about what this feels like.

    alisuo tokoalisuo tokoКүн мурун
  • So brave...thank you

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

    • Take your medication and go to therapy.

      alisuo tokoalisuo tokoКүн мурун
  • This is so amazing knowing others, like celebrities, have bipolar like me.

    Kylie ReinhartKylie ReinhartКүн мурун
  • 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 camКүн мурун
  • 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 AppleКүн мурун
  • Halsey stop looking perfect

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

    XSavageGH AllLitG6XSavageGH AllLitG6Күн мурун
  • I wonder what brand of tape he uses to hide his teeny weenie? Estrogen shrinks the member...

    Stormy WeatherStormy WeatherКүн мурун
  • 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 WeatherКүн мурун
  • Anybody know where I can find a transcript of this video

    Ashley ProchnowAshley ProchnowКүн мурун
  • 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 EvansКүн мурун
  • I'm so so so happy she gave us a video like this.

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

    Lana Del QueenLana Del QueenКүн мурун
  • Thank you Ashley , thank you for everything❤️

    Lana Del QueenLana Del QueenКүн мурун
  • m.kgproject.info/it/video/pqbHja2joZC3eJg my boy music out it’s called joanna in my bed music by mogli ❤️🔥

    Mogli 2Mogli 2Күн мурун
  • 😍😍😍 I love her.❤️

    Pamela SouzahPamela SouzahКүн мурун
  • 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 ParisiКүн мурун
  • Take your medication and go to therapy.

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

    Mateo WhiteMateo WhiteКүн мурун
  • Thank you for making this video, Halsey. I love you. 😘

    Goldess AuGoldess AuКүн мурун
  • damn i love her

    Karina De SedasKarina De SedasКүн мурун
  • 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 GaullierКүн мурун
  • I thought Dr.Kapur was the mother from how I met your mother!!! Sorry

    S DS DКүн мурун
  • 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 JalanКүн мурун
  • Wish she would try being more ethnic.

    Othniel McClinicOthniel McClinicКүн мурун
  • Awesome!!!!

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

    Laura CuomoLaura Cuomo2 күн мурун

    Rosi KathriRosi Kathri2 күн мурун
  • 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! :*

    mariarzytmariarzyt2 күн мурун
    • i love you so much ash. i am so mf proud of the woman you have become

      okow tinaokow tinaКүн мурун
  • 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.

    OhKillSwitchOhKillSwitch2 күн мурун
    • Hang in there

      Summer McCurdySummer McCurdy12 саат мурун
  • Thank you so much for telling your own story. It makes me less lonely about facing bipolar disorder.

    Barry ChenBarry Chen2 күн мурун
  • I thought she is Kris jenner

    Sinem YerlikayaSinem Yerlikaya2 күн мурун
  • thank you ashley. just... thank you so much. i love you

    msjcojmsjcoj2 күн мурун
  • her dilden altyazı var türkçe yok boş boş mu dinleyelim ya

    don’t play with medon’t play with me2 күн мурун
  • I got diagnozed only at the age of 38. Bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.

    Sexymaya GreenSexymaya Green2 күн мурун
  • What I just found out.....observing myself....is bipolar disorder is the intermediate stage between high and low...mood

    Chayan SachdevaChayan Sachdeva2 күн мурун
  • Halsey is just matchless

    Ahmad TareqAhmad Tareq2 күн мурун
  • Imposible no amarla❤

    Alexandra RiquelmeAlexandra Riquelme2 күн мурун
  • Loved loved loved Ashley!

    My Ugly Truth PodcastMy Ugly Truth Podcast2 күн мурун