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  • DVD Review: Rude Dude
    'Rude Dude' DVD Review
    This is a documentary that takes a look at one of comic books legendary artists Steve Rude. It follows him for a period over three years. The film takes a look at this man of genius who is also tormented with a bi-polar personality. It follows the...
  • Ethan Hawke remembers a fragile Robin Williams
    Ethan Hawke: Robin Williams had been depressed for more than 25 years
    Fans and friends of the late Robin Williams are still trying to come to terms with his untimely death. According to MSN on September 15, Ethan Hawke knew of his sadness and pain when they worked together in “Dead Poet Society” 25 years...
  • Stigma prevents many mentally ill people from seeking help
    Stigma prevents many mentally ill people from seeking help
    In spite of the availability of effective treatment illness, 40 percent mentally ill people do not receive care and many who begin with an intervention do not finish it, says a report by the Association for Psychological Science. Researchers...
  • Senator Deeds
    Senator urges mental health care reform after son commits suicide
    Virginia state senator Creigh Deeds called on Congress Thursday for a complete overhaul of the country's failing mental health care system to prevent more tragedies like one that befell his own family following the suicide of his son last...
  • women with mental illness at higher risk of being sexual assaulted
    Women with severe mental illness much more likely to victims of sexual assault
    Women with severe mental illness are two to three times more likely than the general population to experience domestic violence and are 40 percent more likely to be victims of attempted sexual assault or rape, says a new study by the University...
  • Texas sheriff gunned down and killed during routine traffic stop
    Texas sheriff gunned down and killed during routine traffic stop
    During a routine traffic stop in Elmendor, Texas, on Aug. 23 just before noon, Elmendorf Police Chief Michael Pimentel was shot and killed while attempting to serve a misdemeanor warrant for graffiti on 24-year-old Joshua Manuel Lopez. Bexar...
  • Demi Lovato tapes PSA
    Demi Lovato helps raise awareness about mental illness in new PSA
    She’s already been vocal about her own dark times, and now pop star Demi Lovato wants to shine a light on mental illness in an effort to help others. The former “X Factor” judge has partnered with "The Mental Health...
  • 'Frank' stars Michael Fassbender without his handsome head
    'Frank' stars Michael Fassbender without his handsome head
    On Aug. 7, 2014 Examiner Dorri Olds spoke with members of the cast of “Frank,” a British indie film. Those in attendance were actorsMichael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, plus director Lenny Abrahamson (“What...
  • Robin Williams: Depression – No one is immune
    Robin Williams: Depression – No one is immune
    On Monday the world lost a brilliant talented genius …Robin Williams.A representative for Williams toldEntertainment Weekly, "Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and...
  • The dirty dogs of depression
    The dirty dogs of depression
    And so once again the dirty dogs of depression, anxiety, sorrow and sadness have left their lair and pulled down another stray from the pack.Robin Williams is dead. We now all know that. But what we all have to realize is that people who are in...
  • Robin Williams
    Chilling new details emerge in Robin Williams' hanging death
    The Marin County Sheriff's Department has verified late Tuesday morning that comedian Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging. Williams was found in his Tiburon, California home late Monday morning at approximately 11:45 a.m. Sheriff's...
  • Robin Williams' curtain call in life sheds light on mental illness
    In his final act, Robin Williams teaches us to understand - not judge - suicide
    For as long as I can remember, the issue of suicide was labeled as "selfish", "cowardly", and "sinful" and for most of my adult life I bought into those notions. Of course it is none of those things and our culture is...
  • Actor and comedian Robin Williams dead of reported suicide
    Actor and comedian Robin Williams dead of reported suicide
    He made audiences laugh for decades. But according to CNN, comedian Robin Williams died at his northern California home Monday. The death follows a reported bout of depression and alcohol abuse.Williams was 63.Investigators suspect "the death...
  • guns
    SC winning battle to keep weapons out of the hands of mentally ill
    Sometimes laws are passed and they seem to never be heard of again. Well in South Carolina (SC) a law concerning guns has a reached a milestone that is cause for celebration. The State newspaper reported Sunday that there has been a marked...
  • 3 words someone with mental illness should know
    3 words someone with mental illness should know
    It’s unpredictable and it‘s very hard to live with. Do you cover up for a friends or family member’s mental illness by taking the blame? Do you feel that if the person with mental illness cared about you they would seek help? Are...