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Supergirl's Chyler Leigh Reveals Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

Chyler Leigh is opening up about her diagnosis with bipolar disorder for the first time.

The 37-year-old Supergirl actress was diagnosed with the disorder almost 10 years ago, but she is speaking publicly about it for the first time.

Chyler told People about her “very, very difficult journey” to manage the disorder, which her mom also faced while she was growing up.

“My mother was diagnosed with — at the time they were calling it manic depression — and I saw such an extreme version,” she said. “Because I saw what happens when you aren’t advocating for yourself or taking care of yourself, when I first got the bipolar diagnosis it was sort of like, ‘Oh my gosh, if that was me, how on Earth am I going to deal with this?’ Am I in the same place? Am I equipped? Do I have what it takes to actually really genuinely take care of myself?’”

Chyler talked about how her kids are also dealing with mental health conditions.

“We have three kids that are also living with either a mental health condition — we have ADHD, we have Asperger’s, high-functioning autism — that’s all of my three kids. So that, [and my] career, trying to make [our] marriage work, dealing with all these symptoms and not knowing what to do with it, that’s where I kinda hit my breaking point and I shut down completely,” she said. “During that point, right before I was diagnosed, I was like, ‘I’m drowning, I’m drowning.’”

Chyler is speaking out as part of the Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health campaign.

“I’ve always been a very kind of private person,” she said. “I think mostly because of being afraid of having my story out there and being labeled as anything because there is very often such a negative stigma about it. That fear of judgment and ‘Oh, if people see me this way, that means that I’m not good enough or I’m not well enough to be able to take care of myself’ or whatever it might be. But, being able to have a fantastic platform to be able to speak my story and know that it’s going to reach a tremendous amount of people, that was major motivation for me [to speak out].”

Melissa Benoist & Chris Wood Celebrate Supergirl's 100th Episode!

Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood share a happy look with each other at the Supergirl 100th Episode Celebration held at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Saturday night (December 14) in Vancouver, Canada.

The cute couple were joined by their Supergirl co-stars Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Katie McGrath, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Julie Gonzalo, Andrea Brooks, Staz Nair, Elizabeth Tulloch, and Azie Tesfai.

Also in attendance were Executive Producer Greg Berlanti, President of Warner Bros Television Peter Roth, and CW Network President Mark Pedowitz.

Supergirl‘s 100th episode will be season five’s upcoming 13th episode, which is set to air in February 2020.

In case you missed it, check out what happened in part three of the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover!

35+ photos inside of the Supergirl cast…More Here! »

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'Supergirl' Cast Has a Moment at Comic-Con, Reveal New Suit & Characters

Melissa Benoist cuddles up with her Supergirl co-stars at 2019 Comic-Con!

The 30-year-old actress – showing off a brand-new hairdo with bangs – attended the Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A at San Diego Convention Center on Saturday (July 20) in San Diego.

She was joined by her co-stars Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Mehcad Brooks, Azie Tesfai, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Katie McGrath, Andrea Brooks, and Jon Cryer.

The cast shared an adorable group hug around Mehcad, who will be leaving the CW series in season five.

At the event, Melissa revealed the official first look at Supergirl’s new Kryptonian supersuit. See it in our gallery!

In addition, the show’s producers announced that two new characters will be joining the action in National City for the upcoming season: DC’s Andrea Rojas (aka Acrata), played by Veronica MarsJulie Gonzalo, and renowned reporter William Dey, played by Game of Thrones’ Staz Nair.

Season five of Supergirl premieres on October 6.

FYI: Melissa is wearing Brock Collection with Jennifer Meyer jewelry.

30+ pictures inside of Melissa Benoist and more at the event… More Here! »

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Which 'Grey's Anatomy' Death Was Hardest to Watch? Vote Now!

UPDATE on 5/28: This poll is now closed! Congrats to Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) on winning the fan vote!! Dr. Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) came in second place, and Denny Duquette (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) came in third place. Thank you to the fans for voting!

(SPOILER ALERT – Do not continue reading if you don’t want to know which characters have died throughout seasons one to 15 of Grey’s Anatomy, or if you don’t want to know what happens in the season 15 finale episode!)

While Grey’s Anatomy is full of romantic storylines and intriguing medical phenomena, it also has its fair share of heartbreak.

POLL: See who won the title of hottest Grey’s Anatomy guy in Just Jared‘s fan poll!

Specifically, the hit ABC series has killed off some of our favorite characters in some pretty tragic ways, and we may not ever fully recover.

While the season 15 finale episode didn’t actually feature any deaths, as some predicted, we’re still crossing our fingers for Dr. Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams).

While we eagerly await season 16, we wanted to open the question up to the fans and see… which Grey’s Anatomy death has been the most difficult for YOU to watch?

We’ve compiled a list of some all-time fan favorites below. Vote now!

This poll has unlimited voting, so you can cast as many votes as you’d like. We’ll be closing the poll on Tuesday (May 28).

Season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy returns this fall on ABC.

'Supergirl' Adds First Transgender Superhero on Television!

Supergirl is making history after casting TV’s very first transgender superhero!

Melissa Benoist and her co-stars made the announcement at the Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A during 2018 Comic-Con at San Diego Convention Center on Saturday (July 21) in San Diego, Calif.

She was joined on stage by Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Katie McGrath, David Harewood, Jesse Rath, and transgender activist and actress Nicole Maines, who made a surprise appearance during the panel!

Nicole will play Nia Nal, aka Dreamer, “the newest addition to the CatCo reporting team. A soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others, Nia’s journey this season means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer (much like Kara came into her own as Supergirl),” Deadline reports.

Supergirl will also add April Parker Jones as series regular Colonel Haley and David Ajala in the recurring role of Manchester Black.

Season four of Supergirl will premiere on October 14 on The CW!

FYI: Melissa is wearing Zimmermann.

25+ pictures inside of Melissa Benoist and more at the event… More Here! »

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Melissa Benoist & Boyfriend Chris Wood Share a Laugh on the Set of 'Supergirl'!

Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood are having so much fun together!

The Supergirl co-stars and IRL couple were spotted filming a finale scene for the third season on Wednesday (May 2) in Vancouver, Canada.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Melissa Benoist

Melissa and Chris were spotted filming a finale scene for the third season of the hit show alongside their superhero gang including Erica Durance, Amy Jackson and Chyler Leigh.

At one point, Chris checked out Melissa, and when she caught him looking at her, they both shared a laugh!

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