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Teen Mom's Amber Portwood Diagnosed With Extreme Bipolar Disease

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This is really sad, but also, not surprising.

Teen Mom's Amber Portwood is opening up about her struggles with mental illness.

The mom, who just earlier this week was seen on a video fighting with a complete stranger at an IHOP, and has dealt with domestic abuse issues herself, explains her diagnosis of extreme bipolar and disassociative disorder.

She says:

"I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder three years ago. I struggle with it. I hate it. I grieve over it. When I went to rehab for two months, they diagnosed me with disassociative disorder too, which makes me black out. People don't understand what it's like."

She also explains the fight that was on caught on tape:

"I was with Mike (her new boyfriend), and yes, we did go have a couple of drinks. But I was not drunk. We were sitting by ourselves, laughing and talking and my legs were up on his, just having a good time. Suddenly, I hear this couple make these racist comments.

I looked over and said, 'Excuse me, but why are you starting drama? Please do everyone a favor and keep your comments to yourself.'"

When the comments didn't stop, that's what pushed her over the edge. She continues:

"So that's when I got up and told her to shut her f–king mouth.

I'm sick and tired of people bashing me every time I leave my house. When I go out, I mind my own business, but people try to fight me and get me going because I guess they think I'm most famous for fighting Gary. I get picked on every time I go out in public. I just want to be a normal 21-year-old. I do my duties, I take care of my child. Yes, I did hit Gary, and what people saw was an angry Amber who reacted to the father of her child telling her he had cheated on her.

People pick on me just to see if I'll fight them. They think I'm this hard person, but I'm not! I'm a good person. I love my friends. I love people…I just want people to know that people change. I'm doing really well. I'm happy. Yes, I am on an MTV show, but I deserve a normal life, too. People need to realize that the show, Teen Mom, is on TV just to help others not make the same mistakes. That's it."

We know it's hard, but those are the consequences of starring on a reality show and airing your dirty laundry.

We just hope that Amber gets the help she so desperately needs and can learn to deal with problems without fighting.

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To Prove He Isn't Mentally Ill Weston Cage Wants To UFC Fight

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We're not sure if he understands there isn't a direct correlation between mental illness and fighting in the UFC, but Weston Cage is all about it!

"I just wanna prove to people I am not mentally ill … You can't get accepted into UFC if you are mentally unstable."

In fact, he

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Nic Cage’s Son Taken In For Mental Evaluation

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Nick Cage’s Son Taken In For Mental Evaluation

Nic Cage’s son Weston is in the hospital, just six weeks after getting married.

Weston was deemed “ill” after an altercation with his trainer, where he “freaked out” after his trainer told him he couldn’t eat something off the menu.

He’s now being held in the hospital, and could stay there indefinitely, at least for the time being, due to laws requiring the government to detain people who are mentally unstable and pose a threat.

Nic Cage is reportedly staying with him for the time being.

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Demi Lovato Vs. Cyber Bullies

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Last month, Demi Lovato demonstrated her empathy/sympathy for other people suffering from mental illness when she commended Catherine Zeta Jones on Twitter for her decision to seek treatment for her Bipolar II disorder.

Now, Demi has continued speaking up for individuals suffering from mental illness, but this time she's taking on cyber bullies who make fun of Bipolar and other mental illness issues:

"I wish there wasn't so much pressure on society to be thin. It makes recovery so much harder."

"My heart goes out to any and all women who deal with this daily battle. I can't stand it when people make fun of the diseases so many people struggle from."

"Along with making fun of illnesses or diseases, doing it over the internet only makes you more of a coward. Not to mention you've performed the act of cyber-bullying, something that is equally wrong and unacceptable."

We wholeheartedly agree with you, Demi. Thanks for continuing to speak up on such an important issue!

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Steven Tyler Used To Snort Lunesta!

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Steven Tyler made a brief appearance at last night's Prism Awards, which is a ceremony by the Entertainment Industries Council that honors accurate depictions of substance abuse and mental health issues in movies, TV, and music.

During his speech on stage - while presenting friend Richie Supa with an award for the song Last House On The Block - he revealed that they both have a serious history with drug abuse!

He said:

"Richie and I would have gotten a Grammy from Beelzebub for all the drugs we took. I was snorting fucking Lunesta; doing Nepalese Temple Balls."

Wow. Scary stuff, right?

Such a relief to know that he's maintaining his sobriety now, though! It's scary to think that he was circling the drain that badly.

Congratulations on getting yourself cleaned up! That cannot be an easy thing to do!

You should be proud of yourself for how far you've come!

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Roseanne Tears Apart Talks Charlie Sheen And Chuck Lorre On Her Blog

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Wow, Roseanne! Way to put both Charlie Sheen AND Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre in their place!

Here's what Roseanne had to say about the two and a half men on her blog post entitled "Charlie Sheen Makes Me Look Sane":

this thread is for charlie sheen talk and mental illness talk. Charlie is not on drugs, though he can get them from the porn star goddesses that come and go, but his urine shows clean–i think charlie is in a manic high, and is unable to get any drugs to bring him down anymore—his tiger blood statement is from that "eye of the tiger" focus that manics have. Manics can really work hard and play hard at the same time, until they hit a wall, and then they are in bed and depressed for a long time, so they start taking drugs again to get energy to work. Charlie, take a break dude. Go to Greece, Paris, China, look at great art and lay low. you got fired, dude. anybody can do your job, really. other guys are funny and not repulsive to intelligent women, though those shit chuck lorre lines could choke a fucking horse, and render any actor who recites them stone cold soul dead. No grown man could really look himself in the mirror knowing that he delivers shit jokes and adolescent sniggering over breasts and women's body parts lines to the Tea partier types who are big fans of Chuck's hilarious hijinx. I fired Chuck Lorre for being a big drunk on my show, and he went on to become one of tv's most successful writers (about dick jokes). Maybe Charlie can start producing porn movies now!!

Pret-ty intense stuff, Ms. Barr…although we agree with what you're saying about Charlie being manic.

What do U think about Roseanne's unforgiving Charlie/Chuck comments?

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Dexter-Inspired Murderous Teen Gets Life In Prison

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Scary!

Indiana teenager Andrew Conley told his girlfriend that he wanted to be just like Showtime's serial killer Dexter just a few weeks before murdering his 10-year-old brother.

The 18-year-old pled guilty to the crime and received his sentence of life in prison without parole from Ohio Circuit Judge James Humphrey this week.

"He deserved life, and that's what he got," said Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard. It was believed that he dwelled on the "horrendous and personal nature of the killing."

The crime was truly sick! Conley chocked his brother while they were playing until he passed out. Then, he took him into the kitchen, put on gloves and proceeded to strangle him for 20 minutes. He put two plastic bags over his head to continue the suffocation and repeatedly banged the boy's head on the ground before loading him in the trunk of his car.

With his brother still in the car, Conley drove to his girlfriend's house and gave her a promise ring!

He joked with his parents and asked his father for condoms the following morning and never admitted to the crime. Conley also admitting to standing over his father's bed and considered cutting his throat while he was sleeping.

"He was a 17-year-old boy and there was evidence of mental illness," said defense attorney John Watson. "It seems to me that some of that could be interpreted differently by different folks."

Conley is likely to appeal the sentence.

Chilling.

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