Posts tagged "mental illness"

Kylie Jenner Sparks Twitter Frenzy Over Her Misuse Of The Term “Bipolar”

The kombined Kardashian-Jenner klan is famous (“famous”) for lots of things (or, rather, one thing that has splintered off into lots of things): multiple revealing reality television shows, media ubiquity,…

Rachel Krause | November 7, 2013 - 12:40 pm

This Brave Bus Driver Saved A Woman From Jumping Off A Bridge

Darnell Barton, a Buffalo bus driver, saw a woman who’d climbed over a guardrail and was leaning over traffic on the expressway below her. He knew he had to do…

Claire Hannum | November 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Mischa Barton Opens Up About Psychiatric Breakdown

Mischa Barton has opened up about her drug abuse and “full-on breakdown” around 2009, revealing that she was put into a psychiatric ward under a 5150 hold after she…

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2013 - 10:20 am

Amanda Bynes’ Mom Lynn Bynes Releases Statement: “We Know She Will Get Through This”

Did anybody else breathe a huge sigh of relief when Amanda Bynes was finally hospitalized? Watching her increasingly bizarre stints play out for as long as they did made me wonder…

Claire Hannum | October 3, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Lawyer: Amanda Bynes Is Mentally Unfit For DUI Trial

Amanda Bynes is mentally unfit to attend her DUI trial, according to her lawyer. Bynes is reportedly battling “severe mental illness with schizophrenic tendencies.” [US Weekly]
Dina Lohan…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2013 - 8:00 pm

“The Bachelor” Star Gia Allemand’s Suicide Details Emerge

Gruesome details have come out about reality TV star Gia Allemand’s suicide: she hung hanged herself with a vacuum cleaner cord while on the phone with her mom. Allemand’s boyfriend…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2013 - 10:42 am

Anyone Who’s Ever Suffered From Mental Illness (Or Known Someone Who Has) Must Watch Eleanor Longdon’s TED Talk

Eleanor Longdon was a college student when she began hearing a totally neutral voice in her head that would narrate her daily going ons in the third person. “She is…

Ami Angelowicz | August 12, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Hugo Schwyzer Has What Appears To Be Major Manic Episode On Twitter

For the last few weeks, the notoriously controversial male feminist Hugo Schwyzer has been off Twitter and Facebook, an absence that was noticed by some, at first, and then everyone who…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 9, 2013 - 9:45 pm

Amanda Bynes’ Psychiatric Hold Extended, Mother Granted Conservatorship

Amanda Bynes’ 5150 psychiatric hold has been extended for an additional 30 days. A judge who visited Bynes in the hospital found the troubled actress to be “gravely disabled…

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2013 - 8:00 pm

12 Things Your Therapist Says And What It Really Means

“What do YOU think?” That’s the number one phrase I hear in therapy over and over — usually because I’m asking my therapist for her opinion about some shit that…

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2013 - 10:00 am

Amanda Bynes Reportedly Battling Schizophrenia

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Amanda Bynes’ Parents Fear Schizophrenia, Seek Conservatorship

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Dog Soaked In Gasoline Before Amanda Bynes Placed Under Psychiatric Hold

Amanda Bynes’ dog was soaked in gasoline yesterday, when the troubled actress was put under psychiatric hold after allegedly starting a fire in a Thousand Oaks, California driveway. A…

Jessica Wakeman | July 24, 2013 - 10:40 am

It Took Almost 30 Years To Find Missing Woman’s Body In Husband’s Hoarder Home

If you’ve seen the show “Hoarders” then you can easily understand why anything, even a human body, could stay hidden for a very, very long time in the home of…

Mary Odell | July 3, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Feminists Have Food And Body Image Issues, Too: 5 Ways To Get Over The Shame

I was a full-blown feminist by the time I started college. I also had a full-blown eating disorder. As a teen I marched on Washington for women’s rights. I put…

Claire Mysko | June 25, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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

Nope. Nuh uh. Not buying it. [Daily Mail UK]
Cue “Achy Breaky Heart” headlines: Miley Cyrus’ momma Tish Cyrus has filed from divorce from Billy Ray Cyrus. If…

Jessica Wakeman | June 14, 2013 - 10:40 am

Courtney Love: “‘Crazy’ Is A Word That Doesn’t Affect Me”

“Oh, the crazy thing is really easy. If anybody could have proven me to be crazy, they certainly would have. And it’s never happened. Technically, in the sense of being…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Is There A Penalty For Powerful Women Admitting Mental Illness?

Is there a penalty for a woman who breaks through the glass ceiling and, then, from her position of power, admits that she struggled with mental illness in her past?

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 26, 2013 - 9:20 am

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.

Stassa Edwards | April 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm