Dr. Oz And Lark Voorhies Discuss Her Mental Health Struggles
Lark Voorhies has been quietly working with a professional on her mental health over the past two years, and now the “Saved By The Bell” actress is ready to let folks in on what life’s been like for her, day-to-day, with Schizoaffective Thought Disorder.
The 45-year-old initially had a conversation about appearing on The Dr. Oz show two years ago, but professionals on the show sensed that she might need professional assistance from a psychotherapist before clarifying any rumors about her mental health publicly. There had been speculation about Lark being bipolar.
In this interview, Lark clarifies her disorder and reveals she’s been undergoing treatment consistently since 2018 and it’s been a tremendous help. Lark admits that she has Schizoaffective Thought Disorder.
“Schizoaffective thought disorder and that was a perfect example of what it does and how it behaves and what it creates around and about it,” she said, referring to a clip of herself during an ET interview.
She does still, however, find managing the voices in her head a challenge.
“Yeah. Then when you have that, it’s like ‘Well, I have this one. So you come up with another one for yourself because I got this for myself’ and it just goes on and on and on”.
Lark also added that she feels slighted by not being invited to be part of the “Saved By The Bell” reunion but admitted that her “puzzling disorder” might have been a factor in her not being asked to participate.
“I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be part of the Saved by the Bell reunion as well as other cast members’ events, yet of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have played a major part in that factual decision. With that in mind, I am truly thankful for having had the chance to work on a show that has been so successful.”
Hit play on the two clips below to see it.