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.

M D9 months 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 9 months 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 Reese9 months 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 Alcorna year 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 irelana year ago
To the Girl Who Didn't Eat Today
To the girl who didn’t eat today,
Dagny Desireea year 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 Longa year 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 Smitha year 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 Kelluma year 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...