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‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ alum Jacqueline Laurita’s daughter Ashlee shares bipolar diagnosis

Ashley Maleo, daughter of the former real housewives of new jersey Star Jacqueline Laurita announced that she has recently been diagnosed with bipolar II. Malleo began her post on Monday, saying she would share more at a later date, but wanted to be clear with her followers.

“You might not think that I’ve had many hardships in my life—but I have. These last two years have been especially difficult for me. About a month ago, I had a mental breakdown. I found myself like that. I found myself in a situation where I was afraid of myself and my thoughts. And I finally decided to seek appropriate help. I also took a short break from social media. During this process of seeking help, I was diagnosed with Bipolar II, “She wrote.

“I made a personal choice to start the drug right away, because I really feel like I had tried everything else by that point,” she said. “I feel like I have been in denial about this diagnosis for too long. However, I was never properly educated about all the other aspects of being bipolar.”

She continued, “I used to use bipolar as a negative adjective to describe someone. I always thought it was just something related to mood swings. It’s too much, and in my life. A lot of things started to make sense. It was really a relief to finally have an explanation for a few things. It’s been empowering for me to learn more about it and take back control. I’m not ashamed of my diagnosis. And I I won’t let anyone try to make me feel ashamed for it. I won’t allow anyone to use my diagnosis as a scapegoat to treat me poorly.”

The makeup artist, who is mother to son Cameron, said her diagnosis is a “gift” and it has only made her stronger.

“I view bipolar disorder as the gift of extraordinary emotions. It has given me the resilience I so desperately needed growing up. It has enabled me to face the obstacles the universe throws at me. I I’m determined. It’s contributed to me being imaginative, empathetic, adaptive – and it’s certainly contributed to my great humor in some way. It’s another chapter in my life. I look forward to seeing that That’s where I will be a year from now. Life is a journey full of ups and downs. Move on. Be proud of yourself,” she wrote.

Malleo ended his post by sharing how important it is to speak up, to break the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The former reality TV star received a lot of support in the comments. Bebe Rexha wrote, “Here’s to everything you need.”

“You are amazing for sharing!! Thank you,” wrote Victoria Mastandria, daughter of Long Island medium Teresa Caputo.

Malleo also found support from his mother, who commented on the post with a series of kissing emojis.

Appeared on Malleo and his mother real housewives of new jersey for five seasons.

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