Lisa Nicole Carson: “I Hit Rock Bottom Like 20 Times”

When celebrities struggle to cope with mental illness, they do so in front of millions.

Fans knew Lisa Nicole Carson for her memorable supporting roles in ER and Ally McBeal. In the late ’90s and into the early 2000s, however, Lisa Nicole had a series of nervous breakdowns that made a private battle very public. At the time, Lisa Nicole says, she’d never heard of bipolar disorder—soon she would be diagnosed with it.

Here, in an exclusive Oprah: Where Are They Now? interview, the embattled actress explains what she hopes people take away from her experience with mental illness.

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