Carrie Fisher was a much beloved actress, writer and comedian, who many of us may know as the legendary Princess Leia. However Carrie Fisher suffered from a particular type of depression, called Manic Depression, due to her bipolar disorder.
" I have a chemical imbalance that, in its most extreme state, will lead me to a mental hospital,"
This article describes the difficulties she faced in her experience with depression:https://www.healthyplace.com/bipolar-disorder/articles/carrie-fisher-and-manic-depression
However, despite her uphill battle, Fisher was a prominent advocate for raising mental health awareness.
“I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you.” —December 2000, in an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's Prime Thursday
Her openness and passion should serve as an inspiring reminder on how to shatter the stigma around mental health today and in the future.