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Shanola Hampton’s Personal Journey with Mental Health

May 15, 2023

“A couple of years ago, we had a family member diagnosed with bipolar [disorder]. The diagnosis came after he was already an adult. We want to encourage you to look for early signs…”
Shanola Hampton

For May Mental Health Awareness Month, actress Shanola Hampton opens up about her personal experience with mental health, particularly in relation to a family member’s late diagnosis of bipolar disorder. She emphasizes the importance of early detection and seeking help, especially for young people. She recommends childmind.org as a resource for those who need support and guidance. Despite the challenges that come with mental health struggles, Hampton encourages viewers to stay strong and reminds them that they are not alone; both individuals and families can overcome these challenges together.

About the You Got This Campaign

Battling mental health issues can sometimes feel isolating and overwhelming. The You Got This campaign strives to assure you that you’re never alone. Celebrities and influencers share their stories and provide tips on how they got through the hardships of both their past and present, reinforcing the empowering message that while things may be hard now, #YouGotThis.

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About Shanola Hampton

Shanola Hampton is an American actress, best known for her role as Veronica Fisher in the Showtime dramedy Shameless. Hampton started her career with the TV series Electra Woman and Dyna Girl in 2001. She has since worked in both films and the television. She has acted in several TV series, such as Criminal Minds, Miami Medical, Reba, Related, and Scrubs. Hampton served as the face model for one of the main characters, Rochelle, in the post-apocalyptic video game Left 4 Dead 2. She is married to producer Daren Dukes since 2000 and lives in Los Angeles along with her husband and two children.

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