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Germanwings Pilot Had A History Of Mental Illness & Was Months Away From Possibly Losing His License

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As the investigation into the Germanwings crash continues on, authorities are uncovering more and more startling details about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz who intentionally crashed the plane.

According to reports and medical documents, Lubitz had recently torn up medical notes where a doctor declared him "unfit to work," and he was months away from possibly losing his license as a result.

[ Related: Germanwings Plane Was Crashed 'Deliberately' According To Black Box Investigation ]

When Lubitz was training to be a pilot, he left the program for awhile because of mental reasons, and was treated for over a year and a half. Remarkably, he was still allowed to become a pilot.

Flying had been Lubitz's dream since he was young, and he even worked as a

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Buffy Star Nicholas Brendon Opens Up About His Recent Arrests — And Reveals A Startling History Of Sexual Abuse

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This is incredibly sad!

As we reported last week, Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida for destroying his hotel room after a comic convention.

[ Related: Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Where Are They Now? ]

This was the third arrest in less than six months; similar intoxicated incidents occurred in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Idaho.

Well now the 43-year-old is finally explaining his actions. He confessed:

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Nick Gordon Admits He Needs To Go To Rehab During His Dr. Phil Intervention Interview!

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The first step is admitting you have a problem…

And that's exactly what Nick Gordon did on Wednesday's tell-all episode of Dr. Phil!

Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend and his mother Michelle chatted with the talk show host about the scandal on Friday, but this is the first we're getting to see of it.

While part one of the interview-turned-intervention was strange, to say the least, part two at least gave Nick a chance to take some responsibility for his actions.

[ Related: Krissi's Family Is Outraged Over Nick's Dr. Phil Interview! ]

In fact, he even went as far as saying that he knows he needs to be rehabilitated!

We guess that's some sort of a silver lining, right?

Ch-ch-check out the continuation of Nick's bizarre behavior (above)!!!

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Ryan Phillippe Reveals His Depression

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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.

[ Related: Reese Witherspoon Blames Career Blunders On Divorce! ]

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.]

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Kate Middleton Delivers A Powerful Message About Children's Mental Health Issues

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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.

[ Related: Kate Visits A Hospital School For Children ]

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):

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