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 VIproject 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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  • I too have bipolar disorder because I have read as much as I can about it and symptoms match's mine , but idk why I am afraid to go to hospital for check up. I think No One will believe.

    Muskan PanditMuskan PanditGiờ trước
  • Thank you very much for this. It touches me in a very personal way and I didn't know it but I needed to listen to you talking about this. You're so brave and I admire you more now 🥺💖 Lots of hugssss.

    GiselleGiselle10 giờ trước
  • She doesn't mention any med's she might be on unless I missed that part. I'm on a cocktail of 4 meds two of which are cognitive inhibitors (side effect). Stifles my creativity completely. I'm mixed state ultra rapid cycling with borderline personality disorder and w/o meds and just therapy psychosis and hallucinations are right around the corner. I'm glad that how she copes gives her some peace but I can tell you that she is suffering much more than comes across. Her bravery and creativity and strength of character are jaw dropping to me and I think the world is a better place because of her music and the messages she sends with her lyrics. Wisdom in someone so young is a rare thing but she has it in droves. Peace out folks. There is love too in the world. Halsey sings it to us and I believe her.

    Russell CotterRussell Cotter11 giờ trước
  • I think her experience help other people and makes mental health a priority particularly on this society

    P SP S12 giờ trước
  • rob zombie

    bentang satriajibentang satriaji20 giờ trước
  • Dain girl!! Bipolar & endometriosis!! Sure IS one big EMOTION!

  • Oh boo hoo. I got hit by a rubber bullet while rioting. Boo hoo for me.

    GheckoGhecko23 giờ trước
  • All women have this at least 1x a mth!

    Awesome DaveAwesome Dave23 giờ trước
    • Thank You so much for doing this

      yroohj gouyyroohj gouy19 giờ trước
  • Manic Makes The Music

    Bipolar JunkieBipolar JunkieNgày trước
    • illness as Halsey but I could find so many similarities in everything she's expressed around bipolar disorder and I'm so glad we have an artist that is talking about that strugg

      yroohj gouyyroohj gouy19 giờ trước
  • The thing about being mentally ill is... everyone expects you not to be

    Bipolar JunkieBipolar JunkieNgày trước
  • Acceptance, Acceptance, & Acceptance

    Mumitul MimmaMumitul MimmaNgày trước
  • I found out that I am suffering severe depression and anxiety , I told only one of my friends and she made fun of it and didn't take it seriously, so I preferred to not tell anybody about it .

    V MayaV MayaNgày trước
  • I actually feel like I have some sort of disorder like for example I could be having a good time with my friends one second and the next I'm out of it like I feel like I'm high. And sometimes when I'm asleep and someone tries talking to me I'll open my eyes and have a full conversation with them, but I'm actually still asleep and won't even remember having a conversation or anything.I've told my mom about it and asked if I could get check to see what's wrong with me but she just says that I'm fine and its normal to feel that way because I'm a teenager.I don't know what to do anymore because it just keeps getting worse and worse.

    Jamie ScarbroughJamie ScarbroughNgày trước
  • Love u

    Vishal VermaVishal VermaNgày trước
  • saying that I love you so fucking much. Go on this way, you are one of my biggest inspiration. Thank you so so so much❤️❤️❤️

    bilishu alissbilishu alissNgày trước
  • lo que mas deseo es un ft con S.yatra 💛💛🤗

    Iván bqIván bqNgày trước
  • Thanks Halsey. Just thank you for being so open to help others.

    MariJoMariJoNgày trước
  • A great video Ashley! Thank you.

    Marjorie Marconcine De OliveiraMarjorie Marconcine De OliveiraNgày trước
  • Your manic version sounds like mine x

    JenJenMusicLverJenJenMusicLverNgày trước
  • Sometimes I will be calmly trying to explain how I'm feeling and been accused of having "an episode" it's so hard

    JenJenMusicLverJenJenMusicLverNgày trước
  • I was diagnosed at 25 in the midst of being very successful in the career path I was in at the time.

    JenJenMusicLverJenJenMusicLverNgày trước
  • I have bipolar disorder, too. It's a hard pill to swallow(No pun intended). I believe it can be a gift and a curse. I try to focus on the "gift" when I'm feeling depressed, but it's hard. Still, it is part of what helps me realize this depression will pass. I have mixed episodes and rapid cycling with my bipolar. It can get very tiring. Halsey is a musician I can relate to on a deeper level because of her bipolar. Like Halsey mentioned, I also feel more creative when I'm hypomanic, but then I burst with many ideas. I can't get anything accomplished as my mania level rises. I'm glad she did this video. We need more awareness.

    Kate HowellsKate HowellsNgày trước
  • as a writer with severe obsessive compulsive disorder I've found a lot of comfort in this album and it reminded me a lot of the poetry I often come up with in my most dark phases. It's just so hard knowing that the mental place that gives me such beautiful art is the same place that gives me so much pain. I know I don't have the same mental illness as Halsey but I could find so many similarities in everything she's expressed around bipolar disorder and I'm so glad we have an artist that is talking about that struggle

    Valerie ParenteValerie ParenteNgày trước
  • Thank You so much for doing this

    BaidaArabiansBaidaArabiansNgày trước
  • The doctor looks like the mom from HIMYM

    Vidushi SahaiVidushi SahaiNgày trước
  • I was a Halsey fan... now I'm a a bigger fan!! It takes a brave and unselfish person to openly talk about their serious health condition. I hope whoever Halsey falls in love with, can now understand her more and be patient with her condition?! You're such a beautiful person!

    mpireonempireoneNgày trước
  • I like 1. The longer one is better

    yroohj gouyyroohj gouyNgày trước
  • VIproject :- You cannot donate in this country Me:- I cannot even donate in my country

    ShreyashShreyashNgày trước
  • Mental health is so important to discuss. Thanks for this....

    Kristina LaSpadaKristina LaSpadaNgày trước
    • churning already choppy waters. MSG is in food under over 20 names. It is an excitotoxin, bad for all brains. Keep it out of your diet.

      yroohj gouyyroohj gouyNgày trước
  • Navy SEAL training is hard.. (Stewart from MAD tv voice) no pun intended.. 😞

    thedange91113thedange911132 ngày trước
  • And then theres being born on Feb 29th.. Like... Who am I!

    thedange91113thedange911132 ngày trước
  • Gap teeth R fun too

    thedange91113thedange911132 ngày trước
  • Having a lisp is a reaaalllly bad mental disorder

    thedange91113thedange911132 ngày trước
  • Therez some bomb ass group art up for sale at Kanye's..

    thedange91113thedange911132 ngày trước
  • It's not real as much as it is unnecessary to get wimp slapped

    thedange91113thedange911132 ngày trước
  • Speaking of bi polar dissorder, isn't it just PTSD? Kinda like Love?

    thedange91113thedange911132 ngày trước
  • Romans <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="310">5:10</a> 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

    Tony FurzTony Furz2 ngày trước
  • Halsey YOU get me feel better.

    Matin RahimiMatin Rahimi2 ngày trước
  • I learned about Bipolar Disorder from watching the best Soap in the World, General Hospital. Cuz one of the best characters from General Hospital is Bipolar. Sonny Corinthos.. He's how I learned about Bipolar Disorder, from a Soap.. See everybody that doesn't watch Soaps, y'all should. Cuz Soaps are good. U can be like me and learn from them. After all I did.. I learned about Bipolar Disorder from General Hospital. It seems funny, huh, that l learned about a Disorder from a Soap, but it's true.... But, HALSEY U are Fuckin' Hott. Sexy & Fine as Fuck.

    Mike MikeMike Mike2 ngày trước
  • Love the aesthetics of this video and their outfits.

    Lucy WuLucy Wu2 ngày trước
  • I struggle with this myself... im glad videos like this exist because most people have no idea what BPD is. Thank you Halsey!

    BillyBilly2 ngày trước
  • Yes... I Believe a "Phish" Concert ...can change the Climate

    #BobbleHead#BobbleHead2 ngày trước
  • You are entitled to your feelings unless you happen to be a heterosexual white male who is educated and law-abiding, in which case every victim group in the world blames you.

    D StormD Storm2 ngày trước
  • I do want you to learn more about what is going on with your brain, but please ask a professional before trying something. Pharmacists are great sources of info. They will know about any potential bad interactions if you take meds. If you want to start something new, get a green light from your doctor. Take notes so you can ask good questions and have answers for reference. You likely can improve what is happening, but seek good quality data.

    Penguin ShoesPenguin Shoes2 ngày trước
  • BDNF allows you to make 700 new brain cells/day. Inflammation in the brain in bipolar and other conditions blocks it, making you more prone to dementia later in life. Curcumin in turmeric, EGCG in green tea, acetyl L-carnitine, and exercise can help rescue that process. Your body is made of food. Diet plays a huge role in calming stormy seas, or churning already choppy waters. MSG is in food under over 20 names. It is an excitotoxin, bad for all brains. Keep it out of your diet.

    Penguin ShoesPenguin Shoes2 ngày trước
  • I realize after watching this that I may have bipolar disorder.

    Aditya PanditAditya Pandit2 ngày trước
  • Halsey is a true advocate. She doesn’t shy away from the darker sides of humanity and that’s beautiful.

    Abby WiltshireAbby Wiltshire2 ngày trước
  • Shes crazy

    Yamileth SibrianYamileth Sibrian2 ngày trước
  • Yaaasss! My bitch! Im bipolar type 1 I go by Harley working hard on my music !

    Lindsey DiPilatoLindsey DiPilato3 ngày trước
  • I’m so glad she said “ what am I allowed to feel” because I find myself freaking out over what is “real” and what is just my bipolar disorder.

    Abbie RoderickAbbie Roderick3 ngày trước
  • Thank you, Halsey.

    MatthewMatthew3 ngày trước
  • I'm so proud of her.

    Pragya NandiPragya Nandi3 ngày trước
  • I love your music

    dina leedina lee3 ngày trước
  • Halsey - relatable, flowing. Random lady off the street - full of platitudes and stock phrases.

    Laura BlueLaura Blue3 ngày trước
  • Thank you halsey ❤️

    felicia w.felicia w.3 ngày trước
  • Thank you for this album. For everything honestly. I’ve gone through many mental health issues in my life and they’ve been hard every time. I’m also a dancer and I do make the best stuff when I’m in that state. I also work way too much and don’t like the person I become because I’m just...crazy. Crazier than the sun. Than life itself. So I get it. I get it more than you know. Just remember that it’s okay to be vulnerable. Just make sure you also get help doing so. And create a safe space for yourself.

    marsandfruitmarsandfruit3 ngày trước
  • Love this so much. Would love to see one done on endometriosis as well.

    DanielleDanielle3 ngày trước
  • I dont wanna die before Melanie and Halsey do a song😭

    MaryMary3 ngày trước
  • I turned 18 a few months ago and actually just went to a psychiatrist today for the first time and was told I have a mood disorder. Not sure which one yet but thanks for this vid. Helps a lot :)

    Allie CarterAllie Carter3 ngày trước
  • All disorders are caused by phenomena. If they resort to medicate, that is villainry because they don't know what is in what they administer. Consider everything provided to you is secretly flawed, extra fortified with whatever makes it either stuff that blocks circulation or is abrasive in your body.

    Andrew BrownAndrew Brown3 ngày trước
  • thank u Halsey for being open, vulnerable and accepting about this mental disorder. I am grateful you opened up a conversation that needs to be talked about. The more we know about it the more we can help each other, a community, and within! information is power and acceptance is bliss, I am so grateful thank u!

    Sofia Braun-ValleSofia Braun-Valle3 ngày trước
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="417">6:57</a> "you were right, you liked me cause I was blue, but you touch me and suddenly I was a lilac sky and you decided purple wasn't for you" wow.

    Giulia FernandesGiulia Fernandes3 ngày trước
  • How do bipolar people know how to draw the line to their own behavior because i know some of them that are very verbally and physically and even sexually abusive

    itswhatiseeitswhatisee3 ngày trước
  • This is so bad but she looked like chris jenner when I first saw the preview. Sorry halsey!!!

    Nick GarciaNick Garcia3 ngày trước
  • te amo demais filha

    Amanda ThaísAmanda Thaís3 ngày trước
  • I live with bipolar disorder for almost 9 years now. it cost me friendships, my graduation, relationships and tons of money. now I've been living without a phase for a year and haven't been hospitalized in over 6 years this disorder will take my life eventually BUT I did not come for a fight but I will fight till the end!

    rettungsringerrettungsringer3 ngày trước
  • Super awesome to see her speaking about bipolar so openly and raising awareness. I hope people also realize how dangerous manic episodes can be. I hope she's going to adjust her medication, because bipolar isn't something that you can just outgrow or fix with therapy. I think a lot of us don't really understand that these episodes put us at a risk to ourselves and others. You never really know when you are going to start feeling suicidal again or when a life event is going to throw you off. I just don't want to see her unintentionally sending a message that dealing with mania on a regular basis is even remotely safe. A lot of people have died that way. If anyone here knows anyone who seems to have big issues with manic behavior, please encourage them to get help. They might seem really high and happy, but they are actually extremely fragile and could easily explode. Not to mention the possible psychotic symptoms and impulsive behaviors. Gambling, hyper sexuality, grandiosity, flight of ideas, spending sprees, drug abuse.... These are things I've done while manic that i'm not proud of... But if someone would have reached out maybe i could've gotten help a bit sooner. Don't believe for a second that an unmedicated bipolar person can lead a stable life without medication management. It just doesn't work that way... Unless you live in a box. Sooner or later someone is bound to get hurt. Now that i've been medicated for 3 years, i've found it to be my best friend, because i no longer have to deal with the instability. Things are easier. Bipolar and schizophrenia are two of the most severe mental illnesses that can be easily cured with the proper meds. Don't let someone go unmedicated. And if you are bipolar and aren't medicated right now, i encourage you to think about the harm that could come to you or others around you during your episodes. Having severe high and low levels of energy is not good for you. Untreated bipolar brains experience early cell death during manic episodes. Too much excitement is very bad for the brain. Because Bipolar combines an impulse control problem with depressive tendencies, the risk for suicide is very high. Remember that these illnesses really can sneak up you.

    Adrian RobertsonAdrian Robertson3 ngày trước
  • Bipolar doesn’t make people fake like these two people and this vid are, if u get anything positive out of it ur not bipolar ur just stupid

    Yeah okYeah ok4 ngày trước
  • Oumou sagare laban

    Sidy SamgareSidy Samgare4 ngày trước
  • Ramata diakite son derriere concert a wassulo

    Sidy SamgareSidy Samgare4 ngày trước
  • I'm not trying to be disrespectful to people who have this disorder, but my family tree has a history of bipolar depression, and I'm just so grateful to god that I dont have this.. it's so sad to see people have this disorder and people that I Love have died from this. Whoever reads this, just know that you will NEVER be alone.

    Arielle GodinesArielle Godines4 ngày trước
  • god I love her so much😩

    tatjana martinatatjana martina4 ngày trước
  • how do i kno if i have bipolar

    Keen LaiKeen Lai4 ngày trước
  • I’m Manic Bipolar and was diagnosed about a year ago. When I told my select family and friends they said “Ohhhh that makes so much sense”. Like bro wtf? And when I was trying to get pregnant and get off my meds to do it safely my therapist said “Are you sure you wanna have baby, it could come out like you, you know.” My GYN said the same thing to me like three times and refused to remove my IUD until she felt I was stable enough... the amount negativity towards Bipolar Disorder makes me just not tell anyone anymore.

    Olivia JarvisOlivia Jarvis4 ngày trước
  • In 2000 an “incident “ changed my life 😔 I was pregnant a single mother to a toddler, alone and no medications ... it sucks to be broken, alone, and defeated😞.

    Karen ChinKaren Chin4 ngày trước
  • شو بحبا لهالزي اعشقكك Ilove you halzey

    NaNda BagekaNaNda Bageka4 ngày trước
  • “how do I know what I’m allowed to feel?” that shit hits different

    joe millerjoe miller4 ngày trước
  • Thank You ! Ernest Foss

    Ernest FErnest F4 ngày trước
  • Thank you Ashley. You understand. You get it.

    Chelsea FosterChelsea Foster4 ngày trước
  • I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder whenever I was 13. At times, I didn't expect to live past 20 because of suicidal thoughts. My family was abusive and I didn't have any allies when it came to my bisexuality as a teen. But, I'm here to say that if you just KEEP GOING, everything will be okay if you're actually trying to better your life. I am now 21 with a family of my own. I have my own house, and I just want to see everyone be successful in life. Halsey, thank you so much for getting this message out. ILY

    Autumn RoseAutumn Rose4 ngày trước