After a nearly two-decade battle with the illness, Carson is ready to revive her acting career and inspire others with her story to others suffering from bipolar disorder.
“It’s a risk for me to be open. I never wanted to breathe a word about what happened to me. But I’ve had a change of heart,” she said. “It’s rare for someone who has something as severe as I’ve had to come out the other side, but I’d like to let people know that you can. You can get to the other side.”
In 2001, Weiland was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which he noted wryly in an STP song that same year, “Bi-Polar Bear.” “There was a big mirror there for Scott,” Robert DeLeo says, “taking what he saw in himself, whether he liked it or not, and making it into something great musically.”