Mental Health News Archive
Ryan Phillippe has played many tortured characters in his career, but it turns out that he can be one himself.
In a revealing interview for Elle posted last Friday, the 40-year-old opens up about his history of depression.
The Secrets And Lies star admits:
"You know, depression has been a huge obstacle for me ever since I was a child. As you get older I think it decreases some, but I'm just innately kind of a sad person. I'm empathetic, and I take on the feelings of others and transpose myself into the position of others."
However, the hunk acknowledges that his internal sadness contributes to his unique sense of humor:
"I'm way funnier than people know me to be. And it's a dark humor, like a gallows humor. I think that's where, if you do carry any of that sadness or depression, your humor does tend to be a little darker than most people. And the greatest comedians do—trust me. I know so many of them. And they're depressed and they're dark and they have this incredible gift of humor to offer others and also, probably, therapeutically themselves."
We applaud Ryan for opening up about such a personal issue, and we hope it encourages others to share their stories!
[Image via Kathryn Friedman/Elle.com.]
This Amazing Facebook Suicide Prevention Tool Is Rolling Out And Could Potentially Help So Many People
This is fantastic and necessary.
Facebook has begun to roll out an update to its servers with a tool that they hope will be a big suicide prevention aid.
The new tool will allow users to flag content that seems concerning to them and if the posts by a certain user seem like they may be thinking about harming themselves, Facebook will contact the concerned party with three options.
It will offer to allow them to contact the friend, contact another friend for help, or contact a suicide prevention hotline.
But this option will only happen after
Children's mental health should be every parent's number one priority.
As a mother herself, Kate Middleton totally understands how important it is for all kids to have a healthy childhood!
A healthy childhood means less of a chance for a youngster to grow up with mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
The Duchess of Cambridge teamed up with Place2Be, a charity who's mission is to help make a difference in school for children, for this powerful PSA in honor of the UK's first Children's Mental Health Week.
There's some sort of stigma that comes with these mental health disorders and the Duchess is urging parents to put their fears away and simply ask for help.
Listen to her message (below):
Woman Divorces Husband After He Refused To Send Their Newborn Son With Down Syndrome To An Orphanage
This is one amazing dad.
Samuel Forrest recently experienced one of the greatest pleasures when he witnessed the birth of his son Leo in a hospital in Armenia.
However, the son was immediately diagnosed with Down Syndrome and it turned out that his wife and her family were NOT going to keep the child and instead were almost immediately going to place him in an orphanage. They made the decision while Samuel was waiting outside of the room to see his son for the first time.
But when Samuel finally held his son, he knew he couldn't do what his wife wanted. So she gave him an ultimatum.
Here's how Samuel explained it:
Yikes, it sounds like this guy should've thought twice about becoming Amanda Bynes' lawyer!
Apparently Artemio Santiago, the lawyer who the troubled star hired last October, is looking to be reimbursed for the thousands of dollars he shelled out for the actress.
The legal eagle has supposedly filed documents claiming he was Amanda's savior. He said when the 28-year-old was off of her meds four months ago, she hired him and he immediately got her back on track.
Artemio says he also became her personal assistant during that time, fetching items at her beck and call.
Yolanda Foster Is Determined To Find A Cure For Lyme Disease As She Shares A Photo Of Her In Bed With An IV!
We are incredibly inspired by Yolanda Foster's strength!
Though the reality TV star looks visibly fatigued, she included the heartfelt caption:
Sadly, the reports regarding Bobbi Kristina's health aren't any more encouraging.
Whitney Houston's daughter was reportedly put into a medically induced coma, after she was found face down in a bathtub full of water on Saturday. She was put on a ventilator and was reportedly in stable condition.
Despite that though, there are sources connected with the family saying that the doctors are now telling them Bobbi Kristina has "significantly diminished" brain function, and tests show that it's alarmingly low.
Doctors are telling the family that things don't look good, but to keep on praying.
As previously reported, the police found no evidence of drug or alcohol abuse in Bobbi Kristina's home.
We'll continue to send the family lots of prayers!
[Image via Twitter.]