All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mental illness’

Rosie O’Donnell: Missing Daughter Chelsea Found at Home of Man She Met on Tinder

Rosie O’Donnell put out a plea earlier this week, for help in locating her missing daughter Chelsea. A day after she enlisted the help of those on the internet, the 17-year-old was located in the New Jersey home of a man she met on Tinder. 25-year-old Steve Sheerer was once convicted of possession of heroin. He’s definitely not the kind …

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Amanda Bynes Shares Self-Portrait on Twitter

Amanda Bynes is back on Twitter and she recently shared what many believe is a self-portrait sketch with her followers. The former All That star was off Twitter for about three months during a fairly trying time in her life. It’s been a difficult year for Amanda Bynes, as she has battled mental illness and had some major disagreements with …

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Jillian Jacobson, California Teacher, Commits Suicide in Classroom

Jillian Jacobson, a well liked photography teacher in Southern California, committed suicide in her classroom last week. Her body was discovered by students. According to a report from KCRA.com, students arrived at the El Dorado High School classroom of Jillian Jacobson last Monday to find the door locked. Thinking their teacher was simply running a bit late, they got the …

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Amanda Bynes: Is Her Mental State Improving?

Amanda Bynes is living on her own for the first time in quite a while, which is a strong indication that her mental state is improving. The conservatorship over the All That and The Amanda Show star was extended by a judge in Ventura County last week, which means her parents are still in charge of both her money and …

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Amanda Bynes Lives Alone, Conservatorship Intact

Amanda Bynes is doing well following her lashing out at her parents via Twitter, and recent erratic behavior. She is living on her own. However in court on Tuesday, a Ventura County, California judge extended the conservatorship over the actress until a hearing on June 23rd. This means her parents are still in control of both her finances and her …

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Amanda Bynes: No DUI Prosecution for September Violation

Amanda Bynes has seemingly dodged another bullet. The former Nickelodeon star of All That and The Amanda Show was stopped for drunk driving back in September, but the Los Angeles city attorney has decided not to pursue the DUI charge. “After much deliberation and review,” the city attorney decided the charge won’t be pursued, however the actress isn’t off the …

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Amanda Bynes Back On Twitter, Appears Healthy

Amanda Bynes is back on Twitter after a month away from social media. The former All That star suffers from serious mental illness and has very public outbursts from time to time–some of which she shares on Twitter. Hopefully a new photo and post are indicative of a healthier, more stable Amanda Bynes. The 28-year-old has dyed her hair from …

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Amanda Bynes Says She Had Sex With Caleb Pusey

Amanda Bynes’ psychological problems have been the stuff of news lately. And now, she has dragged 19-year-old Caleb Pusey into the spotlight yet again. Back in October, Bynes announced that she and Pusey were engaged. Pusey denied the claims, and told reporters that they just became friends after meeting in rehab. After Pusey went public, Bynes conceded and sent out …

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Demi Lovato On Eating Disorders: Not A Choice

Demi Lovato spoke out recently about eating disorders, giving a shout out to an organization that provides help to those suffering from them, as well as from additional mental illnesses. She also made mention of the fact that those with eating disorders don’t have any choice in the matter. “Having an eating disorder doesn’t show ‘strength.’ Strength is when are …

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Amanda Bynes: Parents Dropping Conservatorship?

Amanda Bynes has reportedly been released from her psychiatric hold and has been spotted wandering around Hollywood. Now it seems her parents may also be dropping the conservatorship a court granted them over their daughter in the midst of her most recent bout of erratic behavior. Sources told PerezHilton.com that Amanda Bynes has made death threats against both of her …

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Bipolar Symptoms May Soon Be Treated With New Drugs

According to Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, bipolar disorder affects 5.7 million adults in America. While there is no cure for bipolar disorder, new research may provide new drug therapies that could lessen the severity of bipolar symptoms. Per Mayo Clinic’s definition of bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive disorder), the disorder is “associated with mood swings that range from …

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Amanda Bynes Will Stay In Psychiatric Hold For Two More Weeks

After being committed for a 72-hour psychiatric hold on Friday, October 10, Amanda Bynes is reportedly up for an extended stay of two weeks in a Pasadena hospital. Bynes flew into Los Angeles from New York on Friday and was chauffeured to Las Encinas Hospital, where she was put on 5150 hold. The order is reserved for a person deemed …

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Amanda Bynes to Have Psychiatric Hearing This Week

Amanda Bynes’ wild bout with freedom appears to be over. The 28-year-old former actress is currently under a 72-hour involuntary psychiatric hold at a Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California. According to a CNN report, Bynes’ immediate future will be decided soon during an administrative hearing to be held this week. The hearing, which Bynes’ parents will not be attending, …

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Amanda Bynes in N.Y.C. Sporting Mysterious Bandage, Acting Paranoid

Amanda Bynes was spotted in New York City on the heels of her recent DUI arrest. She was sporting a mysterious bandage on her face and was smoking a cigarette, as she strolled the city streets, dressed in peculiar layers of clothing. People magazine reports that the former Nickelodeon sweetheart and star of shows like All That and The Amanda …

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Kerri Kasem Granted Expanded Authority Over Father’s Health Care

Casey Kasem’s children say that they have not yet seen their ailing father. At a hearing in Los Angeles, Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy has granted Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, expanded authority over her father’s health care. The judge also ordered Jean Kasem, Casey’s wife, to cooperate with court orders and allow doctors to perform a medical evaluation of her …

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Body Of Missing Michigan Doctor Found In Indiana Lake

On Sunday, authorities pulled out a body from Lake Charles that was later positively identified as Teleka Patrick. Patrick, 30, who was last seen in in Kalamazoo, Michigan, had been reported missing since December. She failed to show up at work on December 6 and her abandoned Lexus was found in a ditch the night before. Police, together with search dogs, …

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Amanda Bynes Looks Healthy, Happy at Fashion School Event

Amanda Bynes looked happy and healthy when she appeared at an event on Friday held at her school, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in L.A. She posed for photos with her parents as they checked out the projects she spent a semester creating. Bynes studies fashion at the school. “Debut showcases the work of students in the advanced …

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Rick Warren Works On Mental Health Ministry In Memory Of Son’s Suicide

Pastor Rick Warren, author of best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life, is working on a new ministry a year after his son’s death. Matthew Warren, Pastor Warren’s 27-year-old son, committed suicide by shooting himself last year. He had been struggling with suicidal thoughts and depression for several years. Warren said that he was not going to waste the pain he …

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Exorcism Deaths Result Of Mental Illness?

Maryland natives are reeling from a horrific event that occurred in Germantown this past Friday. Montgomery County Police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a knife outside a car covered in blood where a child was left unattended. Law enforcement officials were not prepared for the grizzly scene that awaited them in a Cherry Bend Drive townhouse. Inside were the …

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Depression in Children: Numbers Are Rising

“Children” and “depression” are two words no one wants to see put together, but according to a UK study, it appears that the occurrence of childhood depression is on the rise. The UK’s National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) says that around 80,000 children in the UK suffer from severe depression, and that depression affects children as young …

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Genetic Markers Linked to Schizophrenia

The causes of mental illnesses are often obscured in a cloud of of environmental, genetic, and personal factors. Now, one study has uncovered a framework for the genetic portion of schizophrenia. The study, published this week in the journal Nature Genetics, has identified 22 different locations in the human genome that are linked to schizophrenia. The sites were narrowed down …

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40 Patients Escape From Kenyan Mental Hospital

According to a BBC News report, forty mentally ill patients have broken out of a mental hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. The patients reportedly escaped by overpowering guards at the facility after a protest about their medications. Kenyan police have told the BBC that some of the patients could be violent. The breakout happened at the Mathari Mental Hospital, the largest …

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Mental Health Linked to Childhood Stress in Mice

A new study has found a link between a stress-induced hormone in adolescence and genetic changes that can cause severe mental illness. The study, published recently in the journal Science, could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia, severe depression, or other mental illnesses. “We have discovered a mechanism for how environmental factors, such as stress hormones, can affect the brain’s …

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Mental Health Could Be Affected By Social Isolation, Shows Study

A new study suggests that isolation can result in reduced production of myelin – a protective nerve fiber – and could contribute to developing mental illness. Myelin acts as an “insulating material” around the areas of nerve cells that send impulses to other nerve cells. Production of the fiber is controlled by nerve cells called oligodendrocytes, but is lost in …

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