Archives for May, 2009

Celebrities

Mary Weiland Falls To Pieces, Tells All In Upcoming Memoir



A few years ago, when I was writing the Mental Health Notes blog for b5media, I ran into an old Rolling Stone interview with Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) in which he talks about his battles with depression and substance abuse how he was finally diagnosed with - and received proper medication for - bipolar disorder.

I was only vaguely aware, though, that his now estranged wife, Mary Weiland, was also dealing with demons of her own - namely, her...
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FOX's 'Mental' Already Getting Poor Reviews

(UPDATE: I've since posted my own review of Mental. Please take a deep breath before bashing it. :) )

FOX's new "medical mystery drama" Mental premieres tonight. According to FOX:

MENTAL is a medical mystery drama featuring Dr. Jack Gallagher, a radically unorthodox psychiatrist who becomes Director of Mental Health Services at a Los Angeles hospital where he takes on patients battling unknown, misunderstood and often misdiagnosed psychiatric conditions. Gallagher delves inside their minds to gain a true understanding of who his patients are,...
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Mental Health Month Spotlight: Maureen McCormick


“Secrets are no good I was brought up in a family where we had so many secrets. It felt so good to let the world know I was human and suffered from depression and I wasn’t that perfect person everyone thought I was." - Maureen McCormick.

Last Tuesday, Maureen McCormick, The Brady Bunch star and Celebrity Fit Club winner, spoke about her struggles with mental health issues, eating disorders, and substance abuse -...
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Mental Health Month Spotlight: Robert Downey, Jr.


As far as I'm concerned, Robert Downey, Jr. is one of the success stories after which every other success story should model itself.

Maybe you're fairly aware of some of the things Robert Downey, Jr.'s gone through, and maybe you're not. In addition to his very public battles with drug addiction and all that generally accompanies it (bizarre behavior, crime, rehab facilities' revolving doors, prison stints, and probation and parole violations), he's suffered from depression...
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Mental Health Month Spotlight: Coldplay’s Phil Harvey


Phil Harvey plays an interesting role with Coldplay. He was critical in getting the first 50 copies of the band's Safety EP sold and helping the band rocket to fame, acted as Coldplay's manager for while and, although he doesn't perform with the band (at least, I don't think he does), Coldplay has listed him on album sleevenotes as the fifth member.

Coldplay's MySpace page actually titles Harvey as "the wise handsome frightening one who...
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Athletes

Mental Health Month Spotlight: Zack Greinke


You might not know who this kid is yet, but if he keeps doing what he's doing, it probably won't be long before you do.

His name is Zack Greinke, he's the starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, and, according to , he's won each of the six games he's started, struck out 54 batters in 45 innings, only given up two earned runs, and has "a 95 mph heater and a 60 mph...
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Mental Health Month Spotlight: Ty Pennington


Paige Hemmis isn't the only member of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition family to use mental health struggles and star power to bring about mental health awareness and education.

Designer Ty Pennington, who was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when he was 17 years old, participated in NAMIWalks NYC 2009, NAMI New York City Metro's NAMIWalks event this past Saturday.

If you're a NAMI member or live in a city that...
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