• HOW GARY OLDMAN SAVED HIS LIFE WITH ALCOHOL ADDICTION TREATMENT Gary Oldman is currently up for an Academy Award for his acclaimed performance as Winston Churchhill in Darkest Hour. But Oldman had a major drinking problem that nearly killed him before he saved his life through alcohol addiction treatment. Oldman, who many know from Sid and Nancy, JFK, and the recent Batman trilogy, first got in trouble in 1991, winding up in jail from driving drunk. He told The Sun he was downing two bottles of vodka a day, and... Read Article
  • NICE PEOPLE MAY BE MORE PRONE TO DEPRESSION The old saying nice guys finish last could also be applied to mental heatlh as well. As Reader’s Digest and Nature Human Behavior report, people that are nicer may show signs of depression more than people who are not nice. (Or as Reader’s Digest defines them, “people who tend to be selfish and egotistical.”) *A man named Dr. Masahiko Haruno ran personality tests on about 350 people to see if they were “pro social” or more “individualist,” meaning people that... Read Article
  • GOOD MORNING AMERICA WEATHER GIRL GINGER ZEE OPENS UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH BATTLE Ginger Zee, the meteorologist for Good Morning America, is one of many entertainment personalities who has put her mental health struggles out into the world in the hope that it can help others, and herself as she reflects back. As Zee told People, she checked into a mental health facility ten days before she started her new gig at ABC News. “I was forced to do the kind of deep, soul-searching growth that means there will never be a next... Read Article
  • WWE SUPERSTAR KAITLYN HITS ONE YEAR SOBER MILESTONE Addiction runs in all areas of the entertainment business, and professional wrestling has also had its share of troubles and tragedies. Kaitlyn, a superstar wrestler for the WWE, just marked her one year anniversary of sobriety on Instagram. As Bleacher Report tells us, Kaitlyn became a star when she signed up with WWE in 2010, and she eventually left the wrestling biz to start her own clothing line, Celestial Bodiez. Yet despite her success, before checking into rehab she confessed... Read Article
  • DAN HARMON’S ADVICE ON DEPRESSION Dan Harmon is the creator of such TV shows as Community, and the cartoon Rick and Morty. When a fan asked for advice on depression, Harmon was certainly expansive. As the Huffington Post reports, Harmon responded about depression in a series of tweets. “For One: Admit and accept that it’s happening. Awareness is everything. We put ourselves under so much pressure to feel good. It’s okay to feel bad...Communicate it. DO NOT KEEP IT SECRET. Own it. Your feelings are... Read Article
  • Ways to boost your gratitude and feel happier in life We may have everything in life: education, money, a prominent position in society but lack the essential - happiness. Researchers estimate that much of happiness is under an individual’s personal control. So, it is up to us! And for us to be able to start feeling happier we need to rearrange the order of our thoughts and readjust our inner self. The following few recommendations will help you build gratitude towards life and feel happier than you do now:   ... Read Article
  • A RAPPER CHECKING IN TO REHAB FOR DEPRESSION SHEDS AN IMPORTANT LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH While many have a hard time getting their head around the idea that many have to check into rehab for depression, but rapper Kid Cudi has checked into rehab for what he calls “depression and suicidal urges.” His public statement on seeking help also highlights the stigma many have about seeking health for mental health. As Cudi wrote on Facebook, “It’s been difficult for me to find the words to what I’m about to share with you because I feel... Read Article
  • R&B SUPERSTAR MARY J. BLIGE TALKS ABOUT LEAVING ADDICTION BEHIND Mary J. Blige became a superstar in 1992 with What’s the 411? and she’s been dubbed the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. Like many artists, she’s also struggled with addiction before finally getting clean and sober. Like a lot of artists, Blige signed bad business deals that took time to straighten out, and she told Star2, “When I got into the music business, all I could do was sing. No one taught me what a contract meant or how to read... Read Article
  • JOHN MAYER HITS ONE YEAR SOBER Grammy-winning guitarist/singer is excited to hit his one-year milestone being sober, and like many celebrities in recovery, he’s made the announcement via social media. Eonline reports that Mayer, who has 1.2 million followers on Twitter, announced his milestone October 24, and he wrote, “One year ago today, I decided to give drinking a break. A very personal thing for everyone. For me, a constant return on investment.” Mayer also added, “I post this because I want people to know that... Read Article
  • ANOTHER FISHER SISTER CONFRONTS ADDICTION The late Carrie Fisher was not the only one in her famous family who suffered from addiction. Her father, the late Eddie Fisher, was addicted to speed and other substances, and Carrie’s sister Joely Fisher has come out with a new book about her famously dysfunctional family, Growing Up Fisher, Musings, Memories, and Misadventures. Eddie Fisher suffered from addiction for nearly four decades before finally getting help. Joely’s mother took her out of the family when she was young, and... Read Article