Hello dear friend! I hear you want an acting career, you’ve had a successful run in high school productions and community theatre shows - you’re now ready to play big ball! That’s great and your genuine desire to give this a go is what you need to take that first baby step and start your journey in the professional world, but it is what it is - a baby step, one of hundreds and thousands more you need to take.
The speculation surrounding a potential link between creativity and mental illness has long been expounded by various scholarly disciplines. And while many of these scientific approaches have demonstrated less than confident results in determining how accurate this correlation may be, there is still a widely known perception that creativity, creative genius, and work in the creative fields puts artists at higher risk of mental illness.