Adele’s stunning Skyfall performance and Daniel Day Lewis’ historic win (he’s the only man to win the Best Actor gong three times) were just two of the standout moments at last night’s star-studded Oscars ceremony. The highlight for us? The beautiful Jennifer Lawrence stepping onto the stage (trip-up aside) to pick up her award for Best Actress in box office hit Silver Linings Playbook.
The movie, which sensitively tackles the issue of mental health, also stars The Hangover’s Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro
Adapted from the novel of the same name, Silver Linings Playbook sees Bradley Cooper’s character Pat battle with bi polar disorder, following his release from a mental health facility.
In light of the recent movie we’re urging any bi polar disorder sufferers out there not to suffer in silence.
Understanding bi polar disorder
Formerly known as manic depression, bipolar disorder sees the suffer experience swings in mood from periods of overactive, excited behaviour known as mania to deep depression. Between these severe highs and lows can be stable times; some people also see or hear things that others around them don’t (known as having visual or auditory
Symptoms may include feeling excessively ‘high’, restlesness, extreme irritability, racing thoughts and talking very fast, to name but a few.
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