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Halsey 'Disturbed' During Kanye West's 'Manic Episode' -- It 'Isn't A Joke'

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By Alyssa McCraw

In case you missed it, Kanye West went on a Twitter tear last night...Halsey appeared in the aftermath, and she was not having it.

Specifically: she wasn't here for anyone who was hating on him for having a mental illness.

Halsey didn't say she agreed with him (or his recent political statements) - if anything, she said the opposite. What the singer vibes with West on is their shared bipolar diagnosis, which they've both been open about.

Just after 11 PM ET, while West was taking up half the trending topics, Halsey tweeted: "No jokes right now."

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'A Manic Episode Isn't A Joke,' Halsey Says -- 'Sympathy' (Or Stop Talking)

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"I have dedicated my career to offering education and insight about bipolar disorder and I’m so disturbed by what I’m seeing," she said Monday. "Personal opinions about someone aside, a manic episode isnt a joke. If you can’t offer understanding or sympathy, offer your silence."

"A lot of people you know probably have bipolar disorder and you aren’t aware of it. Taking this opportunity to make offensive remarks and vilify [sic] people with mental illnesses is really not the way to go."

Continued below...

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The New Jersey native said "this is the exact triggering sh-t that causes people to keep quiet about it."

Likely the most telling of Halsey's tweets was the last one (which said): "you can hate someone’s actions or opinions without contributing to stigma that damages an entire community of sometimes vulnerable people all for a couple of laughs."

"Sincerely," her sign-off said, "Human Being with a Decade Long Bipolar Diagnosis."

25-year-old Halsey told Rolling Stone she wrote her latest album "Manic" during an actual manic phase. The mag added that her bipolar diagnosis came "at age 17 after a suicide attempt."

Kanye West's Bipolar Reveal Came Around Halsey's 'Extended Manic Period'

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The June 2019 feature piece said Halsey was "in an extended manic period" at the time they'd talked.

And describing the tricky/usually unpredictable nature of bipolar disorder, Rolling Stone said "Halsey does not always quite know what version of herself she’ll be when she wakes up."

A June 2018 article from Buzzfeed News believes Kanye West's real reveal of his bipolar diagnosis came within his then-new album "ye," but he seems to have never interviewed/talked about it elsewhere until May 2019...three weeks before Halsey's RS write-up.

Kanye West Describes Being Bipolar As Having 'A Sprained Brain'

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During his May 2019 appearance on David Letterman's streaming series ("My Next Guest Needs No Introduction"), West compared having "a sprained brain" to "having a sprained ankle."

"And if someone has a sprained ankle, you're not going to push on him more.

In response to the hip hop star's honesty, Dr. Tara Narula (Medical Contributor @ "CBS This Morning") said she "applauds West and every other celebrity who speaks about their mental health illness." She also explained "that bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that's characterized by fluctuations in mood, energy, activity, and affects your ability to really function on a daily basis."

Meanwhile, 'People Do Everything To Make It Worse'

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Dr. Narula said bipolar behavior "swings between these very, very high, highs — mania or hypomania and these low lows or depression."

And during last year's Letterman sit-down - Kanye mirrored what Halsey mentioned on Monday:

"With us, once our brain gets to a point of spraining, people do everything to make it worse," West said.

Most of his June 21st tweets have been deleted. Amongst the bunch were accusations directed toward his wife and mother-in-law, Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner, (saying such things as "y'all tried to lock me up") ... catch up below.

FOR FREE MENTAL HEALTH HELP 24/7: consider calling the confidential Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hotline (SAMHSA) @ (800) 662-4357, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ (800) 273-8255 / en español @ 1-888-628-9454...also available via chat

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