October 4th, 2012
10:11 AM ET
Lark Voorhies' mom claims actress has bipolar disorder
Earlier this year, "Saved by the Bell" actress Lark Voorhies took fans by surprise with an appearance on Yahoo!'s "The Yo Show" in May.
At the time, "Yo Show" host Michael Yo was focused on finding out what 38-year-old Voorhies, who starred as Lisa Turtle on cult classic "SBTB" from 1989 to 1993, had been up to.
While Voorhies explained that she's been "quite wonderful [and] very busy" with her own company, her mother is giving another update in People magazine's new issue, saying that her daughter has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
People magazine reports that the Yahoo! interview raised speculation that Voorhies was using drugs, claims both the actress and her mother, Tricia, have denied.
"There are things that have traumatized her," Tricia, who shares a home with Voorhies, told People. "I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life."
Voorhies also spoke with People in a series of interviews, during which the publication says Voorhies would stop mid-sentence and stare vacantly, or mumble to herself or others who weren't there.
When asked about her behavior, the actress explained that she has "a strong spiritual sense ... You caught me in moments of pray [sic]."
Calling her mother "over-loving," Voorhies told the publication that she's not sick and is steadily working with her production company, developing new music and writing.
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i believe you overheard that convo also.
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People! She was on "Good Morning Miss Bliss" with Mark-Paul Gosselaar(sp). They both went on to the spinoff better known as "Saved by the bell". In any case I wish her well. Life isn't easy for anyone on the fringe. Labels & diagnosis are subjective a alot of times. Hopefully she will find her own way.
All i know is her and Tiffani Amber Theissen are the only reason i watched that stupid show.
A cup of herbal tea would help her.
never have had it–
leave me alone...
Who doesnt have a bipolar condition these days...
I do not believe she has Bipolar Disorder. Unfortunately, this very difficult and mood controlling disorder has become a catch-all for all illnesses of the mind. I see a woman who may be struggling with a TBI, Schizo affective/ Schizophrenic or even drug abuse. Something is wong, indeed. But for those of us who struggle to maintain as much of a "normal" life with BP1 or 2, please refrain from constant assumption
is a very busy person. He has no time for her....love you and thanks for the fun!!!!!
i have a big hopper do you want to see it sometime?
nobody cares about you...oh wait maybe thats why you do it.
Yes... Yes I do, thank you for noticing. About dame time I got some recognition in this joint! 😀
L O L 🙂 Best post I've read in 6 months !
Her brother Jason is a much better actor, & if bipolar is hereditary, it would explain why he keeps hacking up all those secks-starved campers
🙂 YOU RULE 🙂
Regardless of who she is, I PRAY things will work out for her. May GOD be with her and protect her always.
I love all the posts about her as Tootie.........really people?!? The very first line says she is from Saved By the Bell. Oye.
I think she was on The Facts of Life before her role on SBTB.
You are right. She played both roles and is a wonderful person.
The woman who played Tootie on the Facts of Life is Kim Fields, not Lark Voorhies
Well. If she didn't play Tootie then why are we even talking about this Lark person? Is she some hip hop singer or rapper?
i feel positive about her....Dan? your feelings? are you there..of course you are.
So she has bipolar because her mom says she has bipolar and a rag magazine backs it up? Really?
Poor Tootie. We'll be sending positive energy her way.
Personally I think it was good that she let the public know about being bipolar. Because there are people who are ashame to admit they are or they have family members who are. Bipolar can happen to anyone rich, poor, black, and white.
There's nothing shameful or dirty about any kind of depression.
There are a range of treatments that can help people who are suffering from this medical condition.
Exercise and talk therapy can help with the milder cases and more severe cases can improve with medications.
Vodka therapy might be effective.
I will always remember her as Tootie on The Facts of Life. Maybe if she would drink some vodka she would feel better.
The young lady that played on the Facts of Life is Kim Fields who is 43 years old. Lark Voorhies is 38 years old. She is the one that played on saved by the bell.
The girl that played on The Fact Of Life is Kim Fields.
Me too. I loved when she played Webster. Alex Karras was her dad. It was a nice family oriented show. We need more quality programs like Webster.
she'll be fine
I agree. She will be ok. Everyone loves lil' Webster.
She was awesome as Webster. I would have never known a girl was playing the part. GOOOO WEBSTER !
but I'm pretty sure she was on Webster.
its is better the other doesn't so they can help the other more logically
its is better the other person doesn't have it so they can help the other more logically
but there are many that do.
she is admitting she hs problems and doing something about it. good for her
no its public information
I think this is private matter for her. She may be taking her meds and getting proper counseling and just trying to keep it our of the public eye. I dont think her mom should have said anything. There are rumors about alot of famous people. Leave her alone and let her work it out. It is a serious disorder people..get a life
gee your smart robert d.
of people have this condition - with meds you an live a normal life
Yes but first she has to admit it...all in time hopefully.