Stories

Stories and news about mental health from around the world of entertainment 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – an actor’s tale.

Actor and writer Ian Puleston–Davies known for his work on Coronation Street but also Maigret, Marcella and Beowolf has made a programme for BBC Wales about his obsessive compulsive disorder.

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Jessica Brown Findlay Talks About Eating Disorders

Actress Jessica Brown Findlay, currently playing Ophelia in Hamlet in London, talks about having an eating disorder because “it might be something that could be useful to others.”

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Rio Ferdinand – Being Mum and Dad

This documentary follows Rio Ferdinand a year after losing his wife to cancer as he tries to come to terms with the loss and its effects on him and his three children. Available to watch until April 26th 2017.

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A Great Job Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Suffer Mentally

Kieran Shudall, the frontman of Liverpool group Circa Waves has revealed how struggles with anxiety and depression have shaped the band’s new sound.

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Emotional Struggles of a Heart-broken Actor

David O’Mahony is an actor whose life was turned upside down resulting in depression. Here he shares his story, how he got through it and hopes it might help others.

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Time to Talk

To mark Time to Talk Day (February 2nd 2017), the BBC has interviewed eight people from around the country and a range of backgrounds about their mental well-being including an actor and a film maker. Here’s what they have to say.

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