Posts tagged "mental health"

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

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 23, 2013

MSNBC Host Mika Brzezinski Opens Up About Exercise Bulimia

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2013

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

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

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 18, 2013

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

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…

By: Stassa Edwards / April 13, 2013

Girl Talk: On The Stigma Of Mental Illness In The Asian Community

It was a workday of minor annoyances. Everything at my temp job had gone normally, except for a snippy email from IT and a laminator malfunction that forced me to dig out a half-laminated page with a fork. So why was I crouched in a bathroom stall, hyperventilating, sobbing, and trying not to scream? A…

By: Kelly Kanayama / April 12, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Will Make You Fall In Love With Her, Trust Us

I was going to try and pick out one or two quotes from this clip of Jennifer Lawrence doing post-Oscars interviews, but it was pretty impossible to choose just one thing. Aside from being gorgeous and talented and all over amazing, J. Law happens to also be extremely thoughtful and funny. After discussing the stigma…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 25, 2013

Girl Talk: Going Off Of Antidepressants Will Make You Feel Worse Than Depressed

Greetings from zombie-land. That's where I'm currently residing as I go through antidepressant withdrawal. It's a horribly dizzying place, filled with bouts of insomnia, nausea and an episode of neverending flu. It's not a place I recommend visiting, and yet, I've found myself here because I decided to get off of Paxil, the anti-anxiety drug…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 5, 2013

Oh No, Your Facebook Profile Reveals Clues To Your Mental Health

So, it has come to this. Facebook can be an indicator of your psychological state, says a new study done at the University of Missouri. More than 200 college students were asked to print out their Facebook activity and given the option to redact anything they chose from their timeline. The portions that they concealed…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 1, 2013

Diet Soda Linked To Depression

Yet another reason diet soda may not be as good a choice as you assumed: A new study links it to an increased risk of depression, LiveScience reports. More than 263,900 US adults answered questions about their beverage consumption between 1995 and 1996, and about 10 years later, they were asked if they had been diagnosed with depression since the…

By: Newser / January 10, 2013

Girl Talk: Why Do I Feel So Depressed Around The Holidays?

The irony about people who cope with depression is that some of us are actually quite happy people. We are not, contrary to stereotype, slogging through life with the weight of one thousand sorrows dragging behind us. I may feel things intensely, sure. But I'm not someone whose blue-colored glasses see everyone screwed up and the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 24, 2012

Liza Long, Blogger Behind “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” Appears On CNN

Liza Long, the blogger behind the post "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother," which went viral following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday, appeared on CNN last night to discuss her motivations behind writing the piece, respond to critics who questioned whether she violated her son's privacy, and to update everyone on how "Michael"…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 18, 2012

The Soapbox: Thoughts On The Senseless Tragedy In Connecticut From A Girl Who Experienced An Attack On Her School

As our entire nation follows the story of a senseless massacre in Connecticut, people are weighing in with their opinions. We don’t have all of the facts straight yet, but the media and government officials are already pointing fingers at each other, at the NRA, at violent video games, at “not allowing God in our…

By: Kaitlin Marie / December 18, 2012

True Story: How To Reclaim Your Sex Life After Surviving Sexual Assault

One in every five women has been sexually assaulted. And most of those assaults happen before the age of 25. I am a woman. I'm 25 years old, and I am part of the 20 percent of women who have been raped. It's one of the hardest things I've had to accept about myself, and…

By: Charlotte Lewis / December 10, 2012

Catherine Zeta-Jones Opens Up About Her Bipolar Disorder

Catherine Zeta-Jones has opened up to InStyle about her struggle with bipolar disorder, a mental illness for which she sought treatment in early 2011. "I'm not the kind of person who likes to shout out my personal issues from the rooftops, but with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow suffers will know it i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 13, 2012

Girl Talk: I’m Too Crazy For Health Insurance

Unlike my future captor Tom Cruise, I'm a big fan of psychiatry. Why? Well, it's given me opportunities I never could have experienced without medical intervention for depression, agoraphobia and panic attacks. To put it more simply: Psychiatry has saved my life. But thanks to a couple of friendly letters from health insurance companies, I've recently learned…

By: Sara Benincasa / November 2, 2012

Victoria On “America’s Next Top Model” And The Scourge Of Faux Concern

Every reality show competition has its oddball and Victoria on "America's Next Top Model" fits it to a 'T.' She was homeschooled, attends online schooling at uber-religious Liberty University, and when she "gets in character" she over-acts during all her photoshoots ... like in the most recent episode when she spat at the photographer. Victoria…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 22, 2012

True Story: My Therapist Told Me I Had Asperger’s

I’ve been seeing my therapist, Jennifer*, for years. I love her. She’s helped me through a lot of hard times and she’s one of the first people I want to talk to when something big happens in my life. However, there was one time she crossed the line between analyzing and annoying: the time she convinced…

By: Lauren Capen / October 19, 2012

Hot Links: Is “Saved By The Bell”‘s Lark Vorhees Suffering From A Mental Disorder?

The mother of Lark Vorhees, who played Lisa Turtle on "Saved By the Bell," says her daughter is bipolar, but Lark is denying it. [Celeb Dirty Laundry] Is there anything you wish you had a chance to say to your ex? [Your Tango] Advice for guys: tips on making going down on her better for…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2012

Girl Talk: It Got Better

I used to be the sort of person who was always looking for the next big thing. In high school, I wanted to be in college. In college, I wanted to have a job. Every job I had, I wanted to be more successful. I didn't learn about stillness, about just being, until I had…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2012

Schizophrenic Young Girl Jani Appears On “Dr. Phil”

You may remember Jani Schofield from a particularly haunting episode of "Oprah" a few years ago. Jani's parents noticed that something wasn't right with their daughter fairly early on, but couldn't have imagined that their she was schizophrenic. One of the youngest cases of schizophrenia ever recorded, Jani sees imaginary animals and people in vivid…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 26, 2012
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