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Matthew Lewis Participates In Action For Children Photo Call

I heard read something interesting the other day, and although I can't find anything to confirm it just yet, the source was pretty reliable (if you consider news straight from the subject's mouth - or, fingertips - to be "pretty reliable").

It seems Matthew Lewis, that strapping young bloke over there to the right (you might recognize him as Neville Longbottom) recently took part in a photo call for the UK's Action for Children charity.

Action for Children "supports and speaks out...
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Queen Latifah And John Mayer Address Visible And Invisible War Injuries


Attention Parents:

If you have a child of the Sesame Street-viewing age, mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

Thanks to Sesame Workshop, Sesame Street, David Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated, and Lookalike Productions, Queen Latifah, John Mayer, and Elmo will appear in a half-hour, primetime special Coming Home: Military Families Cope With Change.

The program is dedicated to helping military families and their young children understand and cope with the changes that often accompany deployments - specifically the visible and invisible injuries...
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Don't Avert Your Eyes: Know When And How To Contact Help

This post is the final part of the “Don’t Avert Your Eyes” series here at Celebrity Psychings. Learn more about how Joaquin Phoenix prompted this weeklong series and find a complete list of all the posts.

Thus far in the “Don’t Avert Your Eyes” series we’ve talked about the importance of knowing the symptoms of mental illness and how to talk to someone you think might be struggling with mental illness, as well as knowing both how the person might react...
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Izzie Who? Tonight, It's All About Owen Hunt For Me

After several months of hinting at Major Owen Hunt's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (and at times, more than hinting at it), Grey's Anatomy is going all out in tonight's episode, "Elevator Love Letter."

currently has three sneak peeks available, and the first two are all about Seattle Grace's Army-doc-turned-newest-Mc.

I don't know which scene I liked the most - the conversation between Hunt and Derek Shepherd, or the intense "battle" between Hunt and Cristina Yang.

I do know one thing, though: If tonight's episode is as...
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Don't Avert Your Eyes: Know How To React

This “Don’t Avert Your Eyes” post was inspired by PTSD survivor and awareness advocate Michele Rosenthal. Michele runs the PTSD blog Parasites of the Mind, and recently contributed “What I Wish My Family Had Known” to , an article that takes a look at the PTSD perspective and how family and friends can interpret behavior and continue to interact.

Learn more about how Joaquin Phoenix prompted this weeklong series, find out what we talked about yesterday, and don’t forget to stop...
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Don't Avert Your Eyes: Know What To Expect

This “Don’t Avert Your Eyes” post was inspired by PTSD survivor and awareness advocate Michele Rosenthal. Michele runs the PTSD blog Parasites of the Mind, and recently contributed “What I Wish My Family Had Known” to , an article that takes a look at the PTSD perspective and how family and friends can interpret behavior and continue to interact.

Learn more about how Joaquin Phoenix prompted this weeklong series, find out what we talked about yesterday, and don’t forget to stop...
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Don't Avert Your Eyes: Know How To Talk About Mental Illness

This post is part of the “Don’t Avert Your Eyes” series here at Celebrity Psychings. Learn more about how Joaquin Phoenix prompted this weeklong series, check out the first post, and don’t forget to stop back by – it’s running until Friday, March 27!

One of the biggest mistakes people make when they suspect someone they care about has a mental health problem is to avoid the issue. Maybe they think if they ignore it long enough, it’ll go away – the person...
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Don't Avert Your Eyes: Know The Symptoms Of Mental Illness

This post is part of the "Don’t Avert Your Eyes" series here at Celebrity Psychings. Learn more about how Joaquin Phoenix prompted this weeklong series, and don’t forget to stop back by – it’s running until Friday, March 27!

Remember when I told you about my therapist friend who says she always pays attention to what her clients’ family members and friends say about them? There’s a reason for that: These people – these family members and friends and sometimes even coworkers –...
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If You Suspect Mental Illness, Don't Avert Your Eyes

Earlier this week, I watched a video of the "entertainment experts" over at discussing Joaquin Phoenix's current shenanigans and whether or not his behavior is for show or indicative of substance abuse or a mental health problem.

Overall, it was probably the most grounded discussion about Phoenix I've encountered. Entertainment Editor Gene Triplett, Assistant Entertainment Editor George Lang, Features Writer Heather Warlick, and Assistant Features Editor Matthew Price mostly just tossed around some thoughts about Phoenix's new look and behavior, and while there...
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