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Amanda Bynes Reportedly Battling Schizophrenia

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Amanda Bynes hospitalized after allegedly starting small fire. Read More »
All An Act?
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Amanda Bynes claims via text message to friend her breakdown is an act. Read More »
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  • Doctors have allegedly diagnosed Amanda Bynes with “severe mental illness with schizophrenic tendencies.” [Perez Hilton]
  • Today, her parents officially filed for conservatorship of the actress in a California court. [TMZ]
  • Also, “Pretty Little Liars” actress Ashley Benson posted a photo of herself on Instagram mocking a picture Bynes had taken of herself with the caption “Doing my Amanda Bynes look this afternoon.” Um, now is not the time, hon. [New York Daily News]
  • The editor responsible for publishing the topless sunbathing photos of Kate Middleton has been formally charged. Lauren Pieau of Closer magazine now faces jail time for breaching privacy laws. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Amanda Bynes’ Parents Fear Schizophrenia, Seek Conservatorship

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Amanda Bynes hospitalized after allegedly starting small fire. Read More »
Dog Abuse?
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Amanda Bynes' dog was soaked in gasoline before fire. Read More »
Flowchart: Are You Ugly?
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  • Amanda Bynes’ parents are reportedly seeking a conservatorship over the actress and requesting her 72-hour psychiatric hold be extended for two weeks. Her parents and doctors are afraid her erratic behavior over the past several months are symptoms of schizophrenia. The actress was arrested on Monday for starting a fire in a stranger’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, California, which also resulted in her pet dog being drenched in gasoline; she is currently still under a 5051 hold. [TMZ]
  • Eight lessons that Huma Abedin, the beleagured wife of dick pic enthusiast Anthony Weiner, could learn from “The Good Wife.” [Raw Story]
  • Breaking news: men are injecting fat into their butts to help their pants stay up. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

7 Sort-Of Rules For Living (And Being Okay) With Anxiety

Tips for Anxiety
Worried? Anxious? Panicked? We feel your pain. Read More »
Hello, Anxiety!
How Jessica dealt with anxiety issues after a breakup. Read More »
GT: Antidepressants
Going off antidepressants made Julie feel worse than depressed. Read More »
7 Sort-Of Rules For Living (And Being Okay) With Anxiety

Do you have anxiety? You’re in good company. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there’s around 40 million people dealing with anxiety disorders in the U.S. alone. That’s a lot of friggin’ people — and I happen to be one of them.

Anxiety is something I live with and manage every day of my life. Most of the time, because I’ve figured out how to manage it in a way that makes sense for me, living on the anxiety spectrum makes me a sensitive, thoughtful and occasionally high-strung person. Sometimes it can really suck, but it’s my reality, so c’est la vie or something. I first developed anxiety when I was graduating from college, which I imagine is fairly typical. You’re birthing yourself into the Real And Terrifying World and there’s so much to think about. My anxiety manifested as insomnia, but, like, a particular kind of insomnia. Every time I would be on the verge of falling asleep, I’d have anxiety about falling asleep, which would wake me up. Awful. That went on for three months before I finally said fuck it and went to student health, where I was diagnosed as having an anxiety disorder. Whoops! Keep reading »

VICE Makes Light Of The Suicides Of Female Writers With A Fashion Editorial

Paris Jackson Suicide Attempt
Paris Jackson
The 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson tried to kill herself. Read More »
Mental Health Days
In praise of mental health days. Read More »
Statutory Rape Suicide
14-year-old commits suicide when IDed after statutory rape. Read More »

Fashion thrives on controversy in all of its many manifestations, but how far is too far? VICE, which has been distributing its fair share of maybe-too-much content since 1994, wants to test your limits. The free monthly magazine’s largely self-explanatory Women in Fiction issue brings us “Lost Words,” a fashion spread featuring models styled and posed as beloved female writers who have killed themselves, during the act of killing themselves. Keep reading »

Amanda Bynes Claims, Via Text Message To Friend, Her Breakdown Is Just An Act

Study Says BDSM Correlated With Better Mental Health

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People who are into kinky sex may be psychologically healthier than those who are not, says a new study. Researchers found that people who were involved in BDSM – bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism – scored better on certain indicators of mental health than those who did not bring kink into the bedroom, reported LiveScience.

The study, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in May, surveyed902 people who practice BDSM and 434 people who prefer so-called “vanilla” (non-kinky) sex. Each person filled out questionnaires regarding their personalities, general well-being, sensitivity to rejection and style of attachment in relationships. The participants were not aware of the purpose of the study. Read more on Huffington Post…

Amanda Bynes Arrested After Tossing Bong Out Window, Undergoes Psychiatric Evaluation

Amanda Bynes DUI
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Amanda Bynes got popped for a DUI! Read More »
Amanda's Weird Interview
She says people lie about her having a mental illness. Read More »
Amanda Wants Drake
... to "murder" her vagina. Read More »
Jenny Tweets Amanda
Jenny McCarthy thinks Amanda Bynes needs to get some help. Read More »
Amanda Bynes parents denied conservatorship

After months of disturbing online and real-life incidences, actress Amanda Bynes was taken into custody Thursday night and ordered to have a psychiatric evaluation. Bynes was arrested earlier in the evening after she threw a bong out the window, prompting a neighbor to call the police. NYC police charged her with reckless endangerment, and took her to Roosevelt Hospital for an evaluation. After the evaluation, she was booked at a Midtown police station. Keep reading »

MSNBC Host Mika Brzezinski Opens Up About Exercise Bulimia

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Katie struggled for an eating disorder in high school and college. Read More »
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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski has opened up about an eating disorder she has struggled with throughout her life: exercise bulimia — a compulsion to binge eat food and then overexercise to burn off the calories.

People with exercise bulimia will exercise several times a day, multiple days a week even when they’re sick or injured. They’ll blow off other responsibilities to exercise and get panicky or depressed when they can’t work out. Not surprisingly, they’re very focused on their appearance and self-critical, particularly in regards to how much food they have eaten and think they need to burn off. (Unlike with regular bulimia, they don’t make themselves vomit.) As explained by ULifeline.org:

People with exercise bulimia are obsessed with exercise and often binge. Bingeing is when someone eats large quantities of food in a short amount of time. … Exercise bulimia has dangerous complications, including depression, injury, weak bones, reproductive problems and even cardiac arrest. Keep reading »

8 Little Ways To Deal With This Scary, Awful, Crappy Week

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12 free, easy ways to improve your mental health! Read More »
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Two explosions occurred near the finish line of the iconic race. Read More »
7 Signs Of Stress
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Identify your stress with these 7 signs. Read More »

First there was the horrific attack at the Boston Marathon, followed closely by news of multiple poison-laced letters sent to Washington, DC. Yesterday, we saw the Senate ignore the pleas of 90 percent of the population and vote to protect the NRA, and last night, we all watched as a fertilizer plant in Texas erupted in a deadly fireball. Even if you were nowhere near the actual disasters, chances are you’ve felt a great deal of fear, sadness, and confusion in recent days. It’s been a rough week, to say the least. The rest of The Frisky staff and I wanted to put together a list of small ways to help us all get through this intense time. Please feel free to add your own tips in the comment section, and here’s to a calmer weekend… Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Ashley Judd And What It Means When We Talk About Gender & Mental Health

Senator Judd?
Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd is considering a run for Senator of Kentucky. Read More »
"Hysteria" Hysteria!
"Hysteria" stars Maggie Gyllenhaal in a tale of the invention of the vibrator. Read More »

This piece was cross-posted with permission from the Ms. Magazine Blog

On Tuesday, Mother Jones released an audio recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaking with members of his reelection staff. Much of the conversation focused on actor Ashley Judd, who, until recently, was rumored to be mulling a run against the current Senate GOP leader. For the most part, the recording is typical opposition research. An aide rehearses Judd’s public politics: She loves Obamacare, is pro-gay marriage and self-identifies as a feminist.

None of this, of course, is much of a surprise — Judd campaigned for President Obama and has spoken publicly on behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America. More disconcerting than the rehashing of Judd’s political ideology, however, is when the discussion veers from policy to Judd’s reproductive choices and then quickly to her mental health. Keep reading »

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