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Depression, Suicide at Core of Mariel Hemingway’s Young-Adult Book

Mariel Hemingway is the granddaughter of famous novelist Ernest Hemingway. While Ernest Hemingway is known for his wonderful writing, he is also known for how he left this world: he put a double-barreled shotgun to his own head. In fact, Mariel Hemingway has seen troubled lives throughout her family. Her own sister, Margaux, also took her own life. Mental illness, …

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Depression: The Number 1 Thing to Improve That Gray, Seasonal, Utter Sh-t Feeling

It’s January. For some people, January and February are the months they want to just go hibernate with the bears. They’re not sure if what they have clinically qualifies as “depression,” per se. But you can’t tell them they don’t feel blue, and they know it’s because of the gray. As with any psychological or emotional issue, see a professional …

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Katy Perry Reveals the Depths of Her Depression, Her Song to Help Others

Katy Perry’s life could’ve taken a very different arc. The pop sensation was aimed differently by her parents. She jokes about it now. “I released a gospel record when I was 15 because I grew up in a household where all I ever did was listen to gospel music,” Perry once said on Australian TV. “I swear I wanted to …

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Robin Williams Toxicology Report: No Drugs or Alcohol

Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt in his own bedroom on August 11 of this year. The actor had been battling depression after learning that he was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. According to investigators, closed bottle of Seroquel, a drug to treat bipolar disorders and depression, was found in his room. Williams had been prescribed the …

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Wayne Brady Opens Up About Struggles With Depression

Wayne Brady may seem like a happy go lucky guy, but he recently admitted that he struggles with depression. He recently told Entertainment Tonight that he has struggled with the illness for years but was afraid to come forward with his struggles because he feels pressured to be happy and funny all of the time. “People are like, ‘Wayne Brady’s …

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Gene Simmons Gets Called Out by Ace Frehley Over Depression Comments

Ace Frehley freely speaks his mind, especially when he’s telling other people when to shut up. In a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, Frehley had a ball talking about his new album, Space Invader. But when asked about some of Gene Simmons’ and Paul Stanley’s recent business ventures, he chimed right in. “I don’t want to be part owner of …

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Gene Simmons Apologizes For Depression Remarks

Gene Simmons doesn’t seem like the kind of person who cares if he offends someone with his comments. He did however, recently issue an apology for some comments he made about depression and suicide during an interview. Simmons was asked if he is still friends with his former bandmates Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. He replied by saying, “No, I …

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Robin Williams’s Wife Shares Secret Diagnosis

When it was revealed that Robin Williams had taken his own life, many people were shocked and reacted with disbelief. Williams was known for his amazing ability to make people laugh and most people had a hard time understanding how someone so funny could be so unhappy. Williams had been suffering from severe anxiety and depression. While he shared his …

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Depression Symptoms: Should You Get Help?

The death of Robin Williams has made more people aware of the dangers of depression. While most people think the only symptom of depression is severe sadness, there are really several more. Depression can be dangerous if left untreated and those who do seek help are often able to manage their depression symptoms so they can live normal lives. If …

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Depression Symptoms, Treatments, And Self-Tests

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, depression is a mood state that “goes beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. It is a serious medical illness that affects one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior, mood and physical health.” Depression affects 5-8 percent of adults in any given year, for a total of about 25 million Americans, though only half that experience …

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Mental Health Coaching Affects Depression And Diabetes

In a pilot study presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition yesterday, researchers showed that mental health coaching has not only the capacity to reduce depressive symptoms in patients but to help lower the concentration of glucose in the blood for those diagnosed with depression and diabetes. According to the article, which was republished on …

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Depression A Risk Factor For Dementia: New Study

A new study published in the scientific journal Neurology on July 30 showed that depression is a risk factor for dementia. The results indicate that treating depression in older patients may stave off some of the symptoms of dementia related to thinking and memory skills. “This is a risk factor we should take seriously,” said lead author Robert Wilson, senior …

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