Actress Lark Voorhies, who became a child star as the fashion-loving Lisa Turtle in the TV series “Saved By the Bell,” has been diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, according to People magazine.

Doctors first noticed something was wrong when she began alternating between moments of pure joy and constant chatter to times of prolonged silence, coupled with a vacant stare – within a matter of minutes.

“It’s frustrating… They can’t explain it… I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life,” Lark’s mom Tricia tells People.

The actress, now 38, was recently prescribed medication to help deal with the mental illness, but Tricia insists the condition was brought on by a series of undisclosed events, which left the actress traumatized.

She refuses to divulge further details, saying, “I don’t want to go there,” but Tricia adds her daughter was devastated when her career stalled after the show’s final episode in 1993 and her marriage to husband Miguel Coleman fell apart in 2001.

However, she does have hope Lark will pull through: “She’s trying so hard. She says she’s delayed, but she’s going to get there.”


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3 thoughts on “Lark Voorhies Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

  1. blackmagic on said:

    Like I said….tip of iceberg…..u mesh talent with unique voice with reality stars known given head it’s bound to happen….

  2. Lark was a gorgeous teenager and I can remember wishing that I was as beautiful as she was on the outside when I was her age, and how lucky she was to have been so beautiful!!! However, sometimes we think people like her have it all together bcause they are beautiful and famous and given so much, but years later however, I see that nothing could be further from the truth!! I remember reading a few interviews years earlier where she talked about problems she’d had with drug addiction, abuse and whatever else. She never mentioned any names, but I would imagine if she were to write a book about her life, no doubt it would be a best seller. Anyway, I hope the best for her and glad to know her mother is there for her.

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