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Catherine Zeta-Jones Talks To PEOPLE Magazine About Bipolar II Disorder

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has broken her silence about her battle with Bipolar Disorder. The actress, 41, made headlines a few weeks ago after she checked herself into Silver Hill Hospital, a mental-health facility in New Canaan, Conn.

Catherine spoke with PEOPLE exclusively about dealing with the illness and why she’s decided to be vocal about her situation.

“This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them,” the actress, 41, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement in this week’s cover story. “If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.”

While her husband, Michael Douglas, battled with throat cancer, Catherine battled with depression. As Michael started recovering, Zeta-Jones didn’t. It wasn’t until Catherine was to start filming  her new movie, Playing the Field, slated to start shooting in Louisiana, that the Oscar-winner realized she needed help.

“The simple things would just seem overwhelming, like going out to dinner,” says the close friend. “There was just a little piece of her chipped away. It was hard to watch because I knew how hard she was trying.”

For the full interview pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine with Catherine Zeta-Jones on the cover.

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DMX moved to mental health unit in prison


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DMX has been moved to a mental health unit at the Arizona State Prison Complex facility, reports Billboard.

Earlier this month, DMX was sentenced to a year in jail  after he pleading guilty to violating the terms of his probation.

Here’s how is reporting it:
At his sentencing Judge Christine Mulleneaux told him she believes he has “an undiagnosed mental condition,” possibly bi-polar disorder This is the 13th time DMX, born Earl Simmons, is incarcerated. His record includes more than 25 arrests across the nation, 11 felony convictions and 15 misdemeanor convictions DMX Arrested In Arizona, Again According to, files confirm DMX was admitted to the Flamenco Mental Health Unit at Alhambra on Dec 20. He will not be allowed to have visitors for 30 days. –



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