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.

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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...
Alyssa Lactina year ago
Mental Illness: The Demons Within
The next illness that I suffer from is bipolar disorder. The symptoms of bi-polar are the same as depression but with bipolar, you have extreme highs and extreme lows and manic episodes. In addition t...
Alyssa Lactina year ago
Mental Illness: The Demons Within
The first mental illness I will talk about is depression; clinical depression is when the symptoms of short-term depression are persistent. The symptoms of clinical depression are feeling sad most day...