Lark Voorhies: Understanding Bipolar Disorder

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  • Former “Saved By The Bell” star Lark Voorhies’ mother claimed her daughter is “mentally ill,” but the actress and producer is speaking out to deny the claims.

    In an interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” the 38-year-old responded to the allegations, sharing “I have no worries myself, nor do I exude, exhibit or possess within my living stratus any reason why someone should worry [on] my behalf. … It’s completely fictional.” But Voorhies’ mother, Tricia, told another story saying that her daughter was battling bipolar disorder. She explains, “There are things that have traumatized her. I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life.”

    Tricia lives with her daughter, and at the time the interview aired, Voorhies brushed off her mother’s concerns by saying that she isn’t sick and her mother was “over-loving.”

    Reports that Voorhies was dealing with mental illness began after she exhibited strange behavior during a Yahoo interview in May of 2012. In a series of interviews, she’s described as mumbling to herself and abruptly stopping what she was saying. There was even one interview where the actress struggles to create coherent sentences, and when asked how she stays strong, Voorhies replied:

    “It’s much like fighting … when you enlist in the Army, you get yourself physically fit, mentally fit and informational-wise fit, so it’s just the same. It’s like stage boot camp. You know, you put all the right elements together and you keep them going … we have to be entertainers. This is our particular angle.”

    But do disjointed sentences mean that you are bipolar??  Here are some symptoms of being bipolar:

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