Passion Pit’s Michael Angelakos Discusses His Bipolar Disorder in PSA

Image Courtesy of Jason Nocito/Columbia RecordsPassion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos has been very open when it comes to his struggles with his bipolar disorder since he cancelled some of Passion Pit's 2012 tour dates in order to "take the time to work on improving my mental health." In 2013, Angelakos was awarded the Beatrice Stern Media Award at Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards, which is presented to those who "have chosen to help erase the stigma of mental illness in the media."

Now, Angelakos is part of #StrongerThanStigma, a new PSA campaign launched by Bring Change 2 Mind. In the PSA, he discusses what it was like for him to hear his diagnosis."Once I started accepting my mental condition, it stung for a little bit, and then everything improved," Angelakos says in the video, posted now on "When people ask me what it's like to live with bipolar, you just have to adjust and figure out exactly how you're going to live your life the way you want to live it and achieve what you want to achieve. But you can only do that once you get help."

Other celebrities to take part in the #StrongerThanStigma campaign include NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall, TV personality Wayne Brady, and NHL goalie Ben Scrivens.

As for future Passion Pit plans, Angelakos has teased that the band will release the follow-up to their 2012 album, Gossamer, later this year.

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