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.
- Top Story - January 2021
There's something really nice about being a part of a fandom. Personally, I am a part of the Bob Dylan fan culture (the Bobcats), the Michael Jackson fan culture (the Moonwalkers), the 50s Rockabilly fan culture and various movie and literature fan cultures. It is a lovely place to make friends online with people who are interested in the same things as you. This is why I hardly ever really feel lonely because it is like I always have at least one person to talk to out of all of these. But when I'm on social media, I also engage with these cultures in a healthy manner, we simply talk about the theories of songs, or book and film recommendations - apart from that, it doesn't go much further.
Paris Hilton's Documentary: Key Takeaways
The much talked about Paris Hilton documentary, Youtube Original’s “This is Paris” has crossed 10 million views on youtube. Paris Hilton is the owner of a successful beauty brand, a model, and a DJ.
- Top Story - September 2020
Celebrities, Social Media And Grief: Why Do We Feel We Have A Right To Someone's Private Feelings?
If reports are to be believed, internet trolls have chased yet another famous face off of Social Media. Actress Elizabeth Olsen, best known for playing Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently de-activated her Instagram account. If reports are to be believed, the reason for this is that Olsen was bullied by supposed fans over her failure to post about the death of her Avengers co-star, Chadwick Boseman.
Dear Jas Waters
Lately I can not get Jas Waters off of my mind. This beautiful accomplished woman who was in the entertainment/media/film industry who is no longer here. It is so important to check on your loved ones especially these days. In the covid-19 era we have no idea what's on our loved ones minds. We all see so much craziness all around us it can be stressful and take a toll on our mental health. As we know it does not matter how rich or famous you are, it doesn't matter how beautiful or successful you are. You can have everything and still feel as if something in your life is missing. A lot of suicidal people never leave a note or any warning. We have to be over cautious of our self and those around us. These are extremely sensitive times. I am writing this letter in honor of Jas Water as a black woman, journalist, writer and suicide prevention advocate.
Neverland: MJ, Propofol and the absence of sleep The creative brain never stops working; it is in a constant state of invention. One idea can trigger several other ideas, each one as captivating as the next, not unlike how the multiverse develops. To some this may appear a blessing, but to the blessed, it often becomes a turmoil of disorganized noise, a miasma of motifs. The constant din is often difficult to drown out or shut down using even the most dramatic of means. Ask any college student writing that all-important term paper. After a diet of caffeine and speed, winding down falls into the category of not an option, and sleep no longer contaminates the lowest level of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, its prominent position replaced by insomnia, hallucinations and paranoia.
Do You Really Understand?
I want to keep it brief here, I have a request of all who do not struggle with any mental illness. To begin, let's discuss the issue of true understanding. I hear it often, "I understand"... it's the go-to reply, when I mention my mental health struggles. Typically the "I understand" is followed up with "do you ever try..." Which, let's be completely real here, means they probably don't understand the way they think they do. It's not that most are mean or uncaring. It's just the lack of knowledge, and the stigma of mental illness in general.
- Top Story - March 2019
Reality Is Not Real
When the tragic news of Mike Thalassitis’ death was announced, you could hear the collective gasp from the reality-show-watching audiences across the nation. Here was a man, only 26-years-old—attractive, charming, a successful career—he seemed to have it all. How wrong we all were. Mike was found dead in woodland near his Essex home. Police confirmed he had committed suicide, and that confirmation on the cause of his early death has ignited a passionate debate.
Quick! Word Down How the Anxiety Feels!
An all familiar sickness washes over and you cannot be sure you are drowning or if it is cleansing. The same can be just as overwhelming. It's getting worse, it's shameful to be so weak, it's painful and soul destroying that it almost answers your constant fear, you are drowning.
10 Celebs You Had No Idea Battled Addiction
Celebrities are people too—and their struggles often take place far from the cameras. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top ten celebs you had no idea battled addiction.
Demi Is No Less of a Role Model After Relapsing - This Is Why
The day I was seeing Demi’s ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ tour I was excited to say the least. So excited that I broke my usual rule of containing my endless love and admiration for Demi, and instead couldn’t stop talking about the recent release of her single "Sober" and how devastated I was for her. My mum, being the ignorant and judgmental woman that she is, responded by saying, “Well she’s not a very good role model then is she.” What my mum doesn’t understand is that Demi is only human, and in a society where young people are overwhelmed by social media’s unattainable image of perfection, doesn’t that make her the perfect role model?
Demi Lovato's OD: Discussion Part 2
The first part discussed how addiction forms and the impact it can have, as well as the development of Demi’s mental health issues (found on my page). Throughout her SIX YEARS of sobriety she removed the yes-people from her life, surrounded herself with no-people who had her best interests at heart, and developed more healthy coping techniques to deal with situations in which the desire to escape occurred.
Threnody for a Prodigious yet Troubled Hip Hop Artist
Not even a year after the death of Hip Hop artist Gustav Elijah Åhr, better known to the rap world as Lil’ Peep, rapper and producer Malcolm James “Mac Miller” McCormick has died of a drug overdose just like Åhr. What has to be remembered in cases like this is that if a person wants to get high, they’re going to get high. You can step in like a speed bump and try to slow them down, but if they’re willing to risk it, they’ll speed up and just hop over you.