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18% of COVID Survivors Diagnosed With Mental Illness

And that's just within 3 months of positive test, per a new study

(Newser) - New research suggests the coronavirus takes a toll on a person's mental health as well as their physical health, with 18% of people diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within 90 days of testing positive for COVID-19. That compares to about 13% of those who suffered from the flu or... More »

Markle: This Is 'Almost Unsurvivable'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear on the 'Teenager Therapy' podcast

(Newser) - Wonder what the world's "most trolled person" feels like? Meghan Markle will tell you, and it's not much fun. "I'm told that in 2019 I was the most trolled person in the entire world, male or female," she said on a visit with Prince... More »

25% of Young Adults Seriously Considered Suicide in June

CDC looks at America's mental health during the pandemic

(Newser) - The pandemic-related mental health crisis experts have been warning about seems to have arrived. A quarter of adults aged 18 to 24 say they've seriously contemplated suicide in the past month, according to a CDC survey of 5,412 people conducted from June 24 to 30. Young adults aren'... More »

Spears' Dad on #FreeBritney Push: 'World Don't Have a Clue'

Jamie Spears slams 'conspiracy theorists' for trying to get daughter out of conservatorship

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of fans want to #FreeBritney , but one of the people closest to Britney Spears is calling the entire movement a bunch of nonsense. "The world don't have a clue," Jamie Spears, dad of the 38-year-old pop star, tells the New York Post of efforts... More »

She Tore Down Masks in Target, Now Blasts 'Classless' Act

Melissa Rein Lively blames mental health struggles for July 4 incident in Scottsdale, Ariz.

(Newser) - "This s---'s over!" Melissa Rein Lively ranted in a video posted last month, ripping face masks for coronavirus protection off their rack at an Arizona Target and throwing them on the floor. The self-recorded clip—in which Lively also shows off a Rolex watch she says is... More »

College Student Kills Himself After Seeing Huge Stock Loss

20-year-old using Robinhood app may have misunderstood his balance

(Newser) - Alex Kearns was enjoying investing, family members say—spending time on Robinhood, a free trading app, and experimenting with the stock market. The 20-year-old had just started during the pandemic, Forbes reports, while he was home with his parents from college. But late Thursday night, he apparently was shocked to... More »

Prince William Shares a 'Little Secret' on His Lockdown Activities

The Duke of Cambridge has secretly been volunteering for a mental crisis hotline

(Newser) - It's hard to imagine what royal family members do during lockdown, but Britain's Prince William just filled us in on one of his activities. Per CNN , the Duke of Cambridge, along with wife Kate Middleton, brother Harry, and Harry's wife, Meghan Markle, helped start Shout, the UK'... More »

Selena Gomez Reveals Her Diagnosis

The performer says she recently visited a mental-health hospital

(Newser) - Selena Gomez, afraid to discuss her mental-health issues ? It sure doesn't sound that way. The 27-year-old went public Friday about her recent visit to an esteemed hospital in Massachusetts, People reports. "Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in America, McLean Hospital, and I... More »

Cut Yourself Some Slack: It's OK to Take It Easy Now

Trying to be productive can add to the stress of isolation: experts

(Newser) - You might be feeling a tad lazy what with all those images of home workouts, fresh-baked bread, and organized closets shared online. But in the midst of a crisis, taking care of yourself—and leaving the rest on the back burner—is doing enough, writes Taylor Lorenz at the New ... More »

Amanda Bynes Seeks Treatment

Former child star seeking treatment for mental health issues, her lawyer says

(Newser) - Less than three weeks after posting on Instagram that she'd marked 14 months of sobriety, Amanda Bynes is in treatment for mental health issues. The former child star in 2014 revealed diagnoses of bipolar affective disorder and manic depression, and her lawyer clarifies that's what's being treated.... More »

Saved by the Bell Star Feels 'Hurt' After Snub

Lark Voorhies will not be in the reboot

(Newser) - Saved by the Bell is returning—but Lark Voorhies, who played Lisa Turtle, says she wasn't invited. In an interview with Dr. Oz that will air in full Wednesday, Voorhies says she felt "slighted and hurt" that she wasn't asked to be part of the reboot or... More »

Ruby Rose Ran Into an Old Pal. Then It All Began 'to Unravel'

'Batwoman' actress reveals lifelong struggles with depression, suicide attempts, dissociative amnesia

(Newser) - Ruby Rose made the revelation last month that she'd badly hurt doing stunts on the set of Batwoman, and she even posted an up-close look at the surgery she'd had to undergo to take care of her injuries. Now the 33-year-old actress has offered another glimpse into her... More »

Ed Sheeran, Prince Harry Team Up on a Message

Behind jokey skit, a serious theme for World Mental Health Day

(Newser) - Team Ginger wants you to look out for anybody who might be suffering today and every day. Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry teamed up for a short skit in honor of Thursday's World Mental Health Day. It shows Sheeran meeting Harry armed with a document titled "Gingers Unite,... More »

School Wants More Than an Apology for Headline

Apparent pun referenced foundation begun after suicide of quarterback's brother

(Newser) - Under other circumstances, "Hilinski Hope Sinks" might have been appropriate for a headline about South Carolina's 34-14 loss to Missouri on Saturday. But the brother of Ryan Hilinski, South Carolina's quarterback, killed himself last year, and the family started a foundation in his honor called Hilinski's... More »

Model Wasn't Happy With the Clothes, Protested While Modeling Them

'Mental health is not fashion' was written on Ayesha Tan Jones' hands

(Newser) - Ayesha Tan Jones walked in Gucci's Spring/Summer 2020 show at Milan Fashion Week—but they did so while protesting the very clothing they were wearing. The models were all wearing white straitjacket-like garments and similar outfits, and as Tan Jones walked the runway, they held up their hands to... More »

An Abuse Allegation, Then a Move on Britney's Conservator

Dad Jamie Spears steps down from conservatorship for now

(Newser) - Britney Spears' father has served as her conservator for more than a decade , but that just changed, at least for the short term. Billboard reports a Los Angeles judge has approved, at dad Jamie Spears' own request, that he temporarily step down as the official watcher over his 37-year-old daughter'... More »

Heather Locklear Sentenced to Mental Health Facility

'Melrose Place' actress avoids jail, will spend 30 days in treatment center after 2018 incidents

(Newser) - Heather Locklear had a rough 2018, with an arrest in February , then again in June . Now the 57-year-old Melrose Place actress, who's long struggled with mental health issues and substance abuse problems , is trying to get help and take responsibility for her actions. That's what sources tell TMZ... More »

'Jimmy Was Found Dead Today in Iraq'

Attorney says Jimmy Aldaoud, deported in June, was a diabetic with mental health issues

(Newser) - "Jimmy was found dead today in Iraq." That was the Facebook announcement Wednesday from immigration attorney Edward Bajoka, who revealed the fate of friend Jimmy Aldaoud, a Detroit man deported in June amid the Trump administration's immigration roundups. Aldaoud—who Bajoka says was a diabetic suffering from... More »

Oregon Students Win Right to Take 'Mental Health Days'

Activist say they want to remove stigma

(Newser) - Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the US. But don't... More »

Here's How Long You Should Spend in Nature

2 hours a week appears to bring health benefits, say researchers

(Newser) - If you've noticed you feel better after spending time communing with Mother Nature, you're not imagining it, say researchers—and there's a sweet spot in terms of what amount of time confers the most benefits. Figure about two hours a week. Time spent outside has been tied... More »

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