The entire Internet simultaneously shouted SANTO DIOS! this past May when Saved By The Bell’s Lark Voorhies gave an interview with a whole lot of WTF smeared all over her face. It was obvious that something wasn’t right and some speculated that snorting the wrong kind of illegal drug made her do herself up like a LeAnn Rimes impersonator on the white face circuit. But Lark’s mother Tricia tells People (via Yahoo!) that her daughter isn’t hooked on the bad shit. Lark suffers from mental health issues including bipolar disorder. Everything about that last sentence makes me want to gently chin hump a teddy bear while crying myself to sleep.
Tricia says that even though Lark takes medication for her bipolar disorder, she doesn’t want to get psychiatric help and hasn’t exactly embraced finding the right treatment that works for her. Tricia wouldn’t get into any details, but told People that Lark had a mental breakdown due to several traumatic experiences in her life. Lark’s divorce from her husband in 2001 and her career not going anywhere after SBTB didn’t help her mental situation. Nowadays, Lark lives with her mother in Pasadena, barely has any friends and doesn’t really leave the house.
People had to interview Lark twice, because the first time they talked to her she stopped talking mid-sentence, stared blankly into nothing and mumbled to herself and imaginary people. Basically, Lark went full Amanda Bynes. In the second interview, they asked Lark why she seemed out of and she said that she’s very spiritual and they caught her in moments of prayer. Lark admitted to People that she hears voices in her head, but the doctors don’t know what it is and can’t treat it.
“Over-loving” is what Lark called her mother and said that nobody needs to form a prayer circle around her, because she’s fine. She’s not sick and she’s busy working on her music career and writing books.
So let’s recap: Lisa Turtle mumbles to herself, hears voices in her head, lives with her mother, never leaves the house and doesn’t have any friends? Should my ass be worried, because that’s basically me in two weeks.
And like with most shitty things in life (including that brow situation), let’s just blame all of this on Screech. Someone really needs to citizen’s arrest his ass.