General Hospital spoilers indicate that the recent death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss has prompted Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) to open up about suicidal thoughts according to Soaps In Depth. Maurice has spoken out on social media for years about mental health issues and suicide prevention.
Maurice Benard Expresses His Thought
General Hospital spoilers state that after hearing about “tWitch,” Maurice expressed his sorrow on social media. When I first watched Stephen “tWitch” Boss on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, I became a huge admirer, Maurice wrote on his Instagram, posting a clip from the song “We Are The World.”
Outstanding dancer. And I used to watch him dance on social media with his stunning wife and kids. It satisfied my soul. Benard continued, “I’m not going to claim I know why he died. “I can only say that it made me feel incredibly sad and hurt me hard. Adieu, tWitch. He also used the hashtags “#love,” “#family,” “#help,” and “#suicideprevention.”
General Hospital Spoilers: Maurice Benard Mental Health Advocate
Maurice has always been outspoken about his struggles with mental health since receiving a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis many years ago. Through his bestseller Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me On and Off General Hospital and his on-going YouTube series State of Mind, Benard has been candid in his writing.
In a 2016 interview with Dr. Oz, Maurice also discussed his teenage years spent in a psychiatric hospital. Maurice even acknowledged contemplating severing his wrists with a wall lock after ripping one off. “And I began to pray, ‘God, please help me. I then took the lock, bent it into a cross, and placed it next to my bed.
GH Spoilers: Maurice Benard’s Bipolar Disorder Is Under Control
Thanks to his medicine, Maurice’s bipolar disorder is now under control. That does not imply, however, that he has not encountered difficulties. Benard’s mental health and the events of the last few years have not been good. The COVID pandemic caused GH to halt production, which altered his schedule. Then Benard’s father was given an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, which caused a downward spiral in him.
On the Christopher Closeup episode, Benard revealed himself. “In my head, it was the end of the world.” I felt it so strongly. That stress was awful. Benard acknowledges that he was having suicide thoughts once more. He admitted, “I don’t think I can go on any longer Buddy, I don’t think I can go on any longer. I was in the car with my son and I was weeping.” He responds, “What, Dad?” “I don’t think I can,” I murmured. Then he promises, “Dad, I’ll look after you.” So he did. My other children were wonderful as well.
Benard advises those who are experiencing a mental health crisis to seek assistance. All you have to do to get assistance is ask.
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