Posts tagged "mental illness"

Having A Baby — Not Having An Abortion — Increases Your Risk For Mental Health Problems

Having an abortion does not trigger mental health problems, according to a Danish study of 365,550 teen girls and women who had an abortion or a baby between 1995 and…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Is Pink’s Video For “F**king Perfect” Exploitative Of Cutters? Or Seriously Addressing Self-Harm?

Pink’s music videos are nothing but provocative — and that’s why I love her. “F**king Perfect” is an angst-ballad about loving and respecting oneself, but the NSFW video, which…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Isabelle Caro, French Model With Anorexia, Dies At 28

Isabelle Caro, a French model who literally became the poster girl for anorexia, passed away last month at age 28. Her acting coach confirmed the model died on November 17,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Love Potion Is Being Used To Treat Mental Illness

Oxytocin, that amazing hormone that gets you high when you fall in love, may be the miracle cure for mental illness. Researchers have been using the love spray as an…

Ami Angelowicz | December 6, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Mel Gibson’s “The Beaver” Trailer Actually Doesn’t Look Terrible

It pains me to say this, but the trailer for Mel Gibson’s new film, “The Beaver,” directed by his BFF Jodie Foster, doesn’t look terrible. Mel plays a…

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2010 - 2:10 pm

“Ugly Betty” Actor Michael Brea Killed Mom With Samurai Sword

Sad, disturbing news in New York City last night: actor Michael Brea, 31, who had small roles on “Ugly Betty” and in “Step Up 3D,” was arrested after killing his…

Jessica Wakeman | November 23, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Dear Wendy Updates: “Excited But Lost” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing…

Wendy Atterberry | November 22, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Girl Talk: My Mother Is A Hoarder

The smell of ammonia—a holdover from when the cat was sick—is the first thing I notice, before the dust seeps into my nostrils, making my eyes itch. The door doesn’t…

Cassandra Dalton | October 26, 2010 - 2:00 pm

“I Love Anorexia” T-Shirts Prove It’s Hard To Make Eating Disorders Remotely Funny

I love a meta-commentary as much as the next person, but some things are just tacky — invoking the Nazis while discussing health care reform, for example. T-shirts emblazoned with…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2010 - 11:10 am

Girl Talk: In Praise Of Mental Health Days

When I was growing up I had a friend who was as aloof as she was glamorous. She had a way of holding the cutest and most charming boys in…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Quotable: Megan Fox Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

“This is a sickness. I have an illness. Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air.” Megan Fox, who very…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Is TV Helping To De-Stigmatize Mental Illness?

It’s the time of year when production companies start working on pilots for shows they hope will be picked up to air next year. One such show is “The Quickening,”…

Jessica Goldberg | October 14, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Lawsuit Mom Says Bullying Led To Girl’s Eating Disorder

A Pennsylvania mother is suing her daughter’s school system because she said classroom bullying caused her daughter to develop anorexia.

The lawsuit alleged that in 6th grade, three…

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Pillow Cases: 37-Year-Old Japanese Man In Love With His Anime Cartoon Pillow

Meet Nisan, a 37-year-old man who lives with his parents outside a suburb of Toyko. Now meet his girlfriend Nemu, who is about 12 years old.

Nisan’s girlfriend isn’t…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2009 - 3:10 pm

Quickies!: Margaret Cho Is Maaaad!

Find out who pissed off funnygirl Margaret Cho. [Tango]
Abortion is never an easy choice. [College Candy]
Engaging in kinky sex isn’t a mental illness, but the American Psychiatric Association…

Annika Harris | September 18, 2008 - 8:00 pm

Hormones May Make You Less Crazy

Ironically, hormones, the thing that causes women to become emotionally irrational at times (specifically once a month), may actually help ladies who suffer from schizophrenia. Dr. Jayashri Kulkami, MBBS, PhD,…

Simcha | August 8, 2008 - 11:15 am
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