Time and time again, Halsey has fearlessly spoken out about past traumatic experiences, her personal health issues and what she's learned, driving discussions that are too often absent from the public narrative.
Appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, the singer spoke about having bipolar disorder - a mental health condition which affects moods. People who have the condition often experience bouts of severe depression or mania.
The 24-year-old was diagnosed with the condition when she was 17. Right now, she says, she's in a manic period and even wrote her latest album during this time. In recent years, she explains how she's found her career success as a singer stabilising to her mental health.
This wasn't always the case though, Halsey explains, saying how in the early days of her fame she was hospitalised twice for her mental health, though on both occasions it has been Halsey who has realised she needed the help and support so has taken action.
Halsey appears on our latest cover. In the in-depth interview, she discusses her “manic” new music, sexual assault and making peace with the person behind the persona https://t.co/PgUoIsO4PG pic.twitter.com/evDYmHGgKi- Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) June 24, 2019
'I've been committed twice since [I became] Halsey and no one's known about it,' she told the magazine.
'But I'm not ashamed of talking about it now. It's been my choice. I've said to [my manager], "Hey, I'm not going to do anything bad right now but I'm getting to the point where I'm scared that I might, so I need to go figure this out." It's still happening in my body. I just know when to get in front of it."
Halsey speaking so openly and honestly about a condition that is so often stigmatised and misunderstood is both so refreshing and appreciated.
She's no stranger to tackling these difficult topics though, previously opening up about suffering from chronic endometriosis, bravely reciting a poem about sexual assault at the historic Women's March and becoming homeless when she was a teenager.
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