Archives for February, 2010

Andrew Koenig’s Father, Walter, Hopes Others Will Learn From His Son’s Suicide



During one last sweep of Vancouver's Stanley Park yesterday, a group of friends and family found the body of missing actor Andrew Koenig, best known for his role in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains as Boner, Mike Seaver's (Kirk Cameron) best friend.

After stating they have no reason to suspect foul play at this point, the Vancouver Police handed the case over to the British Columbia Coroner's office. Various media sources are reporting suicide, and although I don't think...
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RCPsych Aims to Tackle Media Portrayal of Body Image




America, Canada, and the United Kingdom are smack in the middle of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and, perhaps in recognition of that (as well as all the benefits they believe it will bring), the Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for a new editorial code when it comes to media portrayal of healthy and unhealthy body images.

The College -- which wants the new government to create a well-rounded forum of professionals in the advertising, government, and eating...
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Celebrities

Does the Dark History of Psychiatric Treatment Really Belong in the Past?




Shutter Island, the latest cinematic collaboration of award winners director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, hit theaters last Friday. I haven't seen it yet, but I have read a few reviews and - despite the film debuting to the tune of $ million and all the exited "Go see Shutter Island!"-esque Twitter and Facebook updates I saw over the weekend — the overall reaction from critics seems to be, "...meh. It's not all that hot."

(For example, 's...
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Athletes

Tiger Woods To Publicly Apologize On Friday




According to FOX, ABC, People Magazine, and various other news and entertainment sources, Tiger Woods has scheduled a conference for a select audience at 11 Friday, February 19 at the PGA Headquarters in Florida.

Topic?

His long-anticipated, verbal public apology for sleeping with I-don't-even-know-how-many-women-who-weren't-his-wife.

According to Mark Steinberg, Tiger's agent, only a small gathering of a few reporters, "friends, colleagues and close associates" will have front row seats to listen to Tiger apologize for his past and talk about...
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Greg Montgomery Becomes President, National Spokesperson for everyminute.org

Exciting things are taking place down south right now, and I'm not just talking about the action-packed days leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

NFL All-Pro and nine-year veteran punter Greg Montgomery, Jr. is cruising media row to announce his new status as President and National Spokesperson for the suicide prevention and mental illness research campaign .

The three-time yards-per-punt average leader teamed up with Michael Corbin, 's founder, in January and plans to blend his...
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Kevin Federline Talks Depression, Weight Gain, and Britney Spears


If you have any experience at all with depression - whether it's you, a family member, or a friend - you're probably all too aware of the havoc the mental condition can wreak on your weight. Both weight gain and weight loss are symptoms of depression, and on the "How Much Are We Talkin' About Here?" scale, both usually tip closer to the significant, rather than the slight, side of the spectrum.

Kevin Federline is one...
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