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April 2020



Maurice Benard Interview: "General Hospital" Icon Pens "Love Story About Mental Health"

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Maurice Benard

Maurice Benard, the longtime star of ABC’s daytime drama General Hospital (Michael “Sonny” Corinthos, Jr.), is a two-time Emmy Award-winning film and television actor, a member of the prestigious Actors Studio and an advocate for mental health awareness. His memoir, Nothing General About It: How Love (and Lithium) Saved Me On and Off General Hospital, is released April 7, 2020. Benard was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 22 and has since become a spokesperson for treatment of the disorder with Mental Health America. He lives in California with his wife, Paula, with whom he proudly raised three daughters and a […]