Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Exploring mental health in the public eye; celebrities and the spotlight that has been placed on their personal lives and their mental health.

Kimberly Alcorna month ago
Who I Didn’t Want to Be
I’ve been dealing with Trichotillomania (compulsive hair-pulling) my entire life, but it has only been extreme for the last six years. For the first twenty-two years, it was just a weird thing I secre...
hannah irelan2 months ago
To the Girl Who Didn't Eat Today
To the girl who didn’t eat today,
Dagny Desiree3 months ago
Suicide
Have you ever thought of suicide? I attempted to commit suicide a total of three times. Every time was scary. My first story was a short explanation of what had happened. But in real life, these simpl...
Shannon Long3 months ago
Anxiety Struggles - Day 1
Hello all, I used to write all the time and sort of fell out of it for no real reason why and lately, I have felt like I should get back into it and I figure it will also help me to make sense of all ...
Margot Smith4 months ago
When It Feels like You're a Walking DSM-5​
In December 2016, I started anti-depressants. In July 2017, I saw a psychologist for a psychological evaluation. I began 2018 by having yet another suicidal crisis and checked myself into an inpatient...
Laurel Kellum4 months ago
Finding My Disorder
For me, my illness was an old friend. It was something I knew was there, but that I could handle. Sure, my life would be better without it, and it made maintaining relationships hard, but it wasn't th...
Samantha Bentley4 months ago
Cyber Bullying is Killing People…
When I was younger, I was bullied. Sometimes I think that it wasn’t that bad, largely because no adult seemed to care that much. But since the memory of being punched in the face till I was knocked on...
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Elissa Jukes5 months ago
"Worth" in Society
As a child, I quickly learned from the adults around me to look down on others who do not "fit in" to society; the homeless, the mentally ill, the addicted. Now currently being able to commit myself t...
Brock Hanley5 months ago
The Black Depression
It's no secret that the African American community has been racially targeted for years on end. From the way we dressed and our Ebonics we spoke, to the way we only listen to "black people music" and ...