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POLL: Which Celebrity Should Use 2011 As A Mental Health Year?


For 2009, I created my own list of celebrity New Year's resolutions.

For 2010, I shared a link to actual celebrity New Year's resolutions, as well as information for creating your own resolutions.

For 2011, I think we'll do things a bit more interactively.

We've all heard of mental health days, right? Those days when, for the sake of your sanity, you know it's best to stay away from work, school, or any other activity or event that is not in your...
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The Top 6 Celebrity Mental Health Advocates Of 2010


On Monday, we voted on our favorite celebrity mental health moments of 2010.

Today, I thought we'd take a look at some of the top celebrity mental health advocates of 2010.

Different from moments, these advocates are celebrities who've - for one reason or another - devoted their time, effort, money, and/or passion to:


Help people better understand mental illness and other mental health issues.
Help bust the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
Help move mental health research...
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UPDATE: Ron Artest NBA Championship Ring Auction Ends


As if the title didn't give it away, the auction for Ron Artest's NBA championship ring ended this past weekend.

According to Yahoo! Sports and the Associated Press, the ring went to Raymond Mikkael of Hawthorne, California, and although the exact amount wasn't known at the time of the update, the ring is said to have brought in over $500,000.

Artest announced the winner this weekend at a club located near the Staples Center, and...
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Top 10 Celebrity Psychings Posts Of 2010


It's Christmas Eve, which means I'm not really here.

(Shh.)

But, because some of you are, it's only fair I give you some good stuff to ponder over the holiday break.

After the jump are the top 10 Celebrity Psychings posts of 2010, according to Google Analytics.

Some of them are definitely worth passing along again, some of them aren't even from this year, and some of Well, I can't figure out why some of them were...
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15 Celebrity Quotes For Love, Laughter, And Life


The late historian and journalist Hendrik Willem van Loon once said, "Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma."

I think that's why I love quotes so much. It might take a little digging, but you can almost always find a quote for every situation - the good, the bad, and the somewhere in between.

So, as we get closer and closer to 2011, I thought it might be fun to look at a...
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POLL: How Much Money Would You Donate To Mental Health Charities?

On Monday, I told you all about Ron Artest's announcement to donate all or some of his 2011-12 NBA salary to mental health awareness charities.

(He'll let us know the amount on July 1.)

I read various reader reactions on Twitter and Facebook, and even talked with a few of my in-person friends about the NBA champ's gesture, all of which were favorable and led me to post the question:

If you could afford it, how many of you would donate all,...
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Ron Artest To Donate NBA Salary To Mental Health Charities


There's really only one word that comes to mind after reading about Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest's latest venture in the world of mental health advocacy.

WOW.

Artest is no stranger to mental health advocacy. In case you need a little back story, back in June 2010 Artest gained some publicity for publicly thanking his therapist during an impromptu interview after the Lakers won the 2010 NBA Championship.

Later, Artest (along with Rep. Grace F. Napolitano,...
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