03:54 PM EDT 03/31/2014


Mental Illness

Credit: Splash News Online
Amanda Bynes 'Is Doing Extremely Well,' Says Her Mom

Amanda Bynes 'Is Doing Extremely Well,' Says Her Mom

Originally posted 03/28/2014 09:40AM

After a rough 2013 that ended in a months-long stay in various psychiatric treatment centers, Amanda Bynes is working on a fresh start.

Read More

Credit: Janet Gough/Celebrity Photo
Kimberly Williams-Paisley: I Had to Learn to Love My Mother Again | Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Kimberly Williams-Paisley on Mother's Dementia: I Had to Learn to Love Her Again

Originally posted 02/06/2014 03:45PM

When Kimberly Williams-Paisley's mother was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia, a rare form of dementia, the Nashville actress struggled to cope.

Read More

Credit: Joe Mahoney/The Richmond Times-Dispatch/AP
Sen. Creigh Deeds Talks About Stabbing, Son's Suicide

Sen. Creigh Deeds Talks About Stabbing, Son's Suicide

Originally posted 01/25/2014 02:50PM

Still bearing the scars on his face, Sen. Creigh Deeds is speaking for the first time about being stabbed by his son in an emotional interview on 60 Minutes airing Sunday.

Read More

Credit: Splash News Online
Amanda Bynes's Bong-Tossing Case May Be Tossed Out

Amanda Bynes's Bong-Tossing Case May Be Dismissed

Originally posted 01/10/2014 01:00PM

The bong-tossing case against Amanda Bynes will be dismissed if the actress stays out of trouble for six months and goes to counseling twice a week, a judge ruled Friday.

Read More

Credit: Nico Stipcianos/Getty
MasterChef's Josh Marks Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Before Suicide, Says Mom

Josh Marks Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Before Suicide, Says Mom

Originally posted 10/13/2013 05:00PM

Prior to MasterChef finalist Josh Marks's suicide on Friday, his family says he'd been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

"He couldn't bear the thought of another diagnosis," Marks's mother, Paulette Mitchell, told the Chicago Tribune. "He was just coming to accept the diagnosis of bipolar."

After picking Marks up from a Mercy Hospital and Medical Center treatment program on Thursday, Mitchell says she noticed her son was visibly upset and stayed with him that night. She spent most of Friday with him until she left to pick her daughter up from school. Hours later, she received a call from her brother that Marks was walking in an alley with a gun.

Read More

Credit: Nico Stipcianos/Getty
MasterChef's Josh Marks Commits Suicide

UpdatePosted 10/12/2013 02:45PM

Josh Marks of MasterChef Is Dead

Originally posted 10/12/2013 12:30PM

MasterChef finalist Josh Marks was pronounced dead Friday night in a suicide.

Chicago police confirm to PEOPLE that the 26-year-old's body was found at 6:37 p.m. in the city's South Side.

"Joshua Marks suffered a gunshot wound to the head and the manner of death was suicide," the Chicago Medical Examiner's office confirms to PEOPLE.

Read More

Credit: St. Clair / Splash News Online
What's Next for Amanda Bynes? | Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes: What's Next for the Troubled Star

Originally posted 08/08/2013 08:15PM

At a hearing two weeks ago, a Ventura, Calif., judge was being extra cautious: He wanted to see Amanda Bynes in person before granting her mother, Lynn, 66, temporary legal control of her life.

Bynes, 27, who's been forcibly hospitalized for the past 17 days since allegedly setting fire to a neighbor's driveway, is expected to be escorted to the courthouse Friday by hospital staff for the pivotal hearing.

"What happens to Amanda next largely depends on what her treating doctor recommends," says Jeffrey S. Cohen, an L.A. attorney who's not involved with the case.

Read More

Credit: Kwaku Alston
Lark Voorhies Battling Bipolar Disorder, Her Mom Says | Lark Voorhies

Lark Voorhies Battling Bipolar Disorder, Her Mom Tells PEOPLE

Originally posted 10/03/2012 03:00PM

While most of the cast from Saved by the Bell have remained in the spotlight, Lark Voorhies has largely been out of sight.

The former teen star, known to a generation of fans as the fashionable Lisa Turtle, denies anything is wrong, but after a bizarre Yahoo! video went viral earlier this year, some questioned whether drugs played a role. Voorhies adamantly denied it. Instead, her mother says, she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

In a series of interviews with PEOPLE, it was clear something wasn't right. Voorhies, 38, would frequently stop mid-sentence and stare off, often mumbling to herself or to others who weren't there.  

"There are things that have traumatized her," says Tricia, 64, who shares a home with her daughter in Pasadena, Calif. "I care deeply about my daughter and I want her to resume her life."

Read More

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters