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Weekend Reading: Mariel Hemingway Is “Running From Crazy”


Mariel Hemingway is sharing her life-long struggles with mental illness, drug addiction, and family suicide (seven relatives -- including one of the most influential writers in American history, her grandfather Ernest Hemingway -- have committed suicide) in her new documentary, Running from Crazy.

The 51-year-old model and actress teamed up with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA; American Dream) to create a film that "places an emphasis on suicide awareness and...
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Weekend Watching: Bradley Cooper On Mental Health and Stigma in America


Back in February, Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper teamed up with former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy to do a press conference on the movie industry's progress toward "removing stigma of mental illness."

(If you remember, the DBSA named Kennedy, who was the author and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and co-founder...
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Weekend Reading: Adam Ant On Being Open About Mental Illness


Despite the 17-year album-making hiatus he took after his 1995 album Wonderful, Adam Ant has been around for longer than some of you, I'm willing to bet.

Yet, most of you are probably somewhat familiar with the former frontman of Adam and the Ants. His 1982 hit "Goody Two Shoes" launched his solo career into serious MTV orbit, and he hit the Top 40 several more times before taking the extended break.

So, what happened?

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Weekend Watching: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Getting Chummy With Oscar?


UPDATE: 2/25/2013: The Oscars winners are in, and although Silver Linings Playbook didn't fare as well as some people predicted (Peter Travers not included), the lovely, though not very graceful, Jennifer Lawrence did leave with the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Congratulations Jennifer!

UPDATE: 2/24/2013: I finally watched Silver Linings Playbook over the weekend, and I loved it. Dr....
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