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.

Kaylyn Buckleya month ago
My Emma
I measured my year in linoleum floors. In fluorescent lights, in the smell of rubber and artificial lemon air freshener; in narrow hallways silent except for the faint buzz of the heater. I measured m...
M Da month ago
Let's Talk About Suicide
Anthony Bourdain of CNN’s Parts Unknown is dead. The chef, storyteller, and Emmy-winning host passed at age 61 on June 8, 2018. One of my favorite Anthony Bourdain quotes is this one. "Meals make the ...
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Zadinya a month ago
Calling for Crisis Help and Getting the Police
Why are all these people outside my house? I don’t understand why they are here. I feel surrounded, and I’m really fucking scared now. * It’s Monday night. Well, Tuesday morning now. I’m sat on my bed...
Benjamin Reesea month ago
Thank You, Mr. Bourdain
I'm not really sure where to begin. June 8, 2018 the world lost one of its greatest admirers in Anthony Bourdain. He was an American icon. A celebrity chef, author, and television personality by profe...
Kimberly Alcorn3 months 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 irelan4 months ago
To the Girl Who Didn't Eat Today
To the girl who didn’t eat today,
Dagny Desiree5 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 Long5 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 Smith6 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...