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.

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...
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 Jukes2 years 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 Hanley2 years 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 ...
Abby Ramsay2 years ago
Carrie Fisher and the Legacy She Left Behind
Not too long ago, I was going through my Facebook memories when I came across a picture I was very familiar with. I had posted it on Facebook on November 29th, 2016. I was the day I met Carrie Fisher ...
Brooke N2 years ago
Panic Attack of a Different Size
Some people don’t understand panic attacks, or even how real they are. Some people understand them too well. When they started happening to me years ago I actually had no idea what was happening. Litt...
Alyssa Lactin2 years ago
Mental Illness: The Demons Within
This illness is probably the least severe out of all the ones I have and has the least similarities to anything paranormal and will most likely be the shortest chapter of the book but because it is st...
Alyssa Lactin2 years ago
Mental Illness: The Demons Within
The next illness on the list is PTSD, also known as: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I wasn’t diagnosed with this until I was hospitalized on 5 North (the psychiatric ward of the hospital) but I belie...