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Carrie Fisher’s Depression Was ‘Cured’ By Her Daughter Billie Lourd Who Inspired Her To Get Better

Date October 23, 2019 13:08

Carrie Fisher’s depression was an open secret but for many of her fans, the actor, novelist, and artist’s honesty about the condition made her lovable.

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While the cherished Carrie passed away in 2016, she left behind a great legacy of positivity towards mental health as she got many to accept that it’s ‘not all bad.’

Carrie Fisher’s daughter ‘cured’ her depression

In a unique revelation, it emerged that Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, helped her fight depression. Motherhood has a unique way of changing a woman’s perspectives in life and for Carrie, having a daughter to think about gave her a new lease on life.

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When she first spoke out of being bipolar, Carrie told ABC News that having a child changed her.

Prior to having a child, I really did feel, it’s my business if I wanted to stop my medications. I no longer feel that’s so. It’s a much easier decision.

As a mom, she didn’t want to disappoint her child, and this became a major source of strength as she battled her complex mental conditions.

While motherhood is hard enough on any woman, Carrie showed great resilience in turning her kid into her motivation for fighting depression, instead of seeing her as a weakness. To Carrie, Billie Lourd was her ‘most extraordinary creation’ the reason she wanted to wake up and see tomorrow.

How to help someone with depression

Dealing with loved ones suffering from depression is a mixed battle since sometimes, one may harbor worry, anger, and even disappointment. But there are various ways that can help make life better for your loved ones.

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First, always take care of yourself and acknowledge your feelings since if you are overwhelmed, you might take out the stress on someone else. Second, get your facts on depression by doing research to ensure you don’t perpetuate myths or the stigma around mental illness.

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Finally, always be supportive by being patient and the ear they can always turn to without judgment. With unconditional love, people suffering from depression can feel that they are not a burden and in effect, they can battle their weaknesses to become better.

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