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.

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 Jukesa year 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 Hanleya year 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 Ramsaya year 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 Na year 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 Lactina year 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 Lactina year 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...
Alyssa Lactina year ago
Mental Illness: The Demons Within
Anxiety is an illness that has the least in common with possession or the occult, but it still has some similarities. This chapter will most likely be more about the illness itself rather than similar...