“Days of Our Lives” star Linsey Godfrey has been open about her battle with cancer, sexual assault, anxiety, and PTSD (via Soaps). The actress has also opened up about her sexuality, coming out as bisexual in 2021. Now, Godfrey is speaking out about her mental health after being diagnosed with borderpolar, which refers to a person who has both bipolar and borderline personality disorder, per People.
“I had been struggling for so long, and I knew I wasn’t okay,” Godfrey explained. “Even though it was a big, awful pill to swallow, I was relieved to finally have an answer and not just, ‘You’re a s***** person.'”
After getting her diagnosis, Godrey took to social media to share with her fans and found comfort there. “It was nerve-racking, and I genuinely thought I would never work again,” she said. “[But] as soon as I did it, someone commented, ‘Thank you.’ It was worth it to know that one person went, ‘Oh my God. It’s not just me,'” she stated. Now, the actress says she’s healthy and happy due to medication, therapy, and a strong support system. She’s now inspired to reduce the stigma around mental health by sharing her own story.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.