"Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for betterment of those in need."
Many people tweeted their devastation about Kate Spade's passing and discredited a common misconception about the reasons for suicide.
Twin sisters Amanda and Sara Eldritch, 33, with OCD were found dead in what police are calling a "suicide pact." According to Sgt. Megan Richards of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office in Canon City, Colo., "The scene did not show a struggle, or that one woman was held against her will."
Joe Blakeney says his daughter Jess was recently fired from her job because of her colorful hair. So he decided to turn to social media in hopes of helping his daughter find a new job.
Depression can be all too prevalent, affecting actors, supermodels, singers, doctors, and people from all walks of life. But the common mood disorder is becoming more pervasive in the young. One brave young woman, Katelyn Marie Todd, is opening up on Facebook about what depression feels like and how — when one is in the midst of it — even the smallest things, like brushing your hair, can simply be too much to handle. “I brushed my hair today. For the first time in four weeks,” Todd began her moving Facebook confessional on May 6. “It was matted and twisted together. ...
There is actually some sort of scientific formula behind the labelling of Blue Monday. The Blue Monday concept first appeared on a press release for Sky Travel’s PR company back in 2005, with the hope that it might help encourage people with the January blues to book more holidays. Because according to one mental health charity the whole concept is dangerously misleading and could in fact contribute to trivialising depression and other mental health conditions.
Last year I quit alcohol for six months. I felt troubled I’d never known myself as an adult who didn’t drink; the longest break I’d ever taken was a week, two at most. From working in restaurants aged 18, to university drinking culture, to sitting in front of the telly with a glass of red. All ‘normal’ stuff. Oh there were times I abused alcohol; a painful breakup and my quarter life crisis saw me use red wine as one hell of a crutch but I didn’t feel my habits were out of the ordinary, not compared to my peers or even the culture around me.
Gigi Hadid has recently opened up about having Hashimoto’s disease, a common – but sometimes debilitating – thyroid condition. Causing fatigue, weight gain and depression among other symptoms, according to Elle, the 21-year-old model has taken medication for it for two years. You may have had a friend with an over-active thyroid, for example, which can cause nervousness, mood swings and weight loss.