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Comedian Maria Bamford Opens Up About Living with Bipolar and Rebuilding Her Life After a Mental Breakdown

14 July 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In her new hit Netflix show Lady Dynamite, Maria Bamford stars as a comedian rebuilding her life after a devastating mental breakdown and bipolar diagnosis. In real life, she's actually doing the same. Turning her pain into art has been therapeutic for Bamford, who experienced a mental breakdown in 2010 that left her suicidal and in and out of psych wards. "I went through a nightmare, but it means a lot to me that other people with mental illness tell me the show has helped them and made them laugh," Bamford says in this week's issue of People. "Getting that reaction »

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