CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — All Beth Starck can remember about the hours before she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder is driving to the Charles River on a cold April day, drinking a pint of vodka and...
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — A sign hangs above the door between the locker room and the ice at the New York Islanders' practice facility that reads, "GET BETTER TODAY."
Orchestra helps musicians with mental illness fight stigma
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In 2011, a conductor with bipolar disorder who grew up in Pittsburgh founded an orchestra of musicians with mental illnesses.
Seven years later, his Me2/Orchestra — no relation to the movement against sexual harassment and assault — has grown to nearly 60 members in the flagship ensemble in Burlington, Vt., and has branched out with affiliate ensembles in Boston, Atlanta and Portland, Ore., with Pittsburgh poised to start its own chapter in the coming months.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A multi-agency investigation is looking into a fatal shooting by Las Cruces police of a 29-year-old man who reportedly suffered from schizophrenia and was bipolar.
Police say officers fatally shot James Bishop on Friday following a report of a domestic disturbance. Authorities say an officer was injured during an encounter with Bishop and a second officer fired "at least one round," striking Bishop. No other details were given.
PARKVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man who fatally shot his newlywed mother, her husband and the gunman's ex-wife, before killing himself, was mentally ill and experiencing financial problems.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — On Demi Lovato's latest U.S. tour, she opened each show with "You Don't Do It For Me Anymore," an ode to shaking her addiction to substance abuse.
But while the song is inspiring, it's what happened before the show that seemed to matter most to her.
Lovato, who says that she "thrives" with bipolar disorder, held what can be described as one-hour therapy sessions for a few hundred fans before she taking the stage.
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STAMFORD — Dr. Hilary Blumberg, a professor at Yale, is coming to Stamford to talk about research related to bipolar disorder.
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Mariah Carey battles bipolar disorder, no longer in denial
NEW YORK — Mariah Carey says she’s no longer living in isolation after seeking treatment for a bipolar disorder.
In a People magazine article due on newsstands Friday, the singer says she didn’t believe it when she was first diagnosed after she was hospitalized for a physical and mental breakdown in 2001.
The 48-year-old says she lived in denial and isolation and feared someone would expose her.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey says she's no longer living in isolation after seeking treatment for a bipolar disorder.
In a People magazine article due on newsstands Friday, the singer says she didn't believe it when she was first diagnosed after she was hospitalized for a physical and mental breakdown in 2001.
The 48-year-old says she lived in denial and isolation and feared someone would expose her.
Ricki Lake will miss ex-husband Christian Evans for the rest of her life
Ricki Lake will miss her late ex-husband Christian Evans "every day" for the rest of her life.
The 49-year-old TV chat show host and actress co-produced the documentary 'Weed the People' with her former spouse - who she divorced in 2015 but remained in a relationship with - tragically took his own life at the age of 45 last year following a battle with bipolar disorder.
Everyone loves a second-chance story.
That's what Heisman Trophy winner and one-time Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is hoping at least.
In an interview with "Good Morning America," Manziel said he's reflected on his past mistakes and is ready to make a comeback on the football field.
"I am watching all the other guys doing what I want to be doing and I am sitting on a couch being a loser," Manziel said in the interview that aired Monday morning on ABC.
Johnny Manziel reveals bipolar disorder diagnosis, plans NFL comeback
Johnny Manziel said in an interview on "Good Morning America" that he's bipolar, rehabbing and receiving proper medication, and he's ready to mount a comeback in his football career.
Manziel told GMA's T.J. Holmes that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder "about a year ago" and no longer drinks alcohol as a coping mechanism.
Oregon county pays $2.8M in mentally ill inmate’s death
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The estate of a mentally ill inmate in Oregon will receive $2.85 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleged the man died of dehydration and starvation after jail staff failed to get him medical treatment during a severe depressive episode.
Bradley Thomas was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was found dead in his cell on April 8, 2015 after refusing to eat, drink or take medication for days.
Former Olympian publishes book on bipolar disorder
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — After spending most of her adult life hiding her mental illness from everyone, including herself, Amy Gamble of Sherrard is bravely telling the world about her battle with bipolar disorder.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A black man who was fatally shot by three Oklahoma law enforcement officers had stopped taking medication in April to treat a bipolar disorder and was in declining mental health since the recent death of his father, members of his family said Saturday.
SEATTLE (AP) — The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the first half of the 20th century line shelves that reach the ceiling.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The family of late entrepreneur Heinz Prechter is pledging to match up to $5 million in donations for bipolar disease research at the University of Michigan.
The university announced the challenge Monday. The university also is naming its bipolar research program for Prechter, who made a fortune in the car sunroof business. He was afflicted with bipolar disorder and killed himself in 2001.
Food writer David Leite charts his struggle with bipolar depression and accepting being gay
Foodies have been hooked on the work of David Leite for many years.
The internet pioneer founded the website Leite’s Culinaria in 1999 and seven years later he became the first winner of a James Beard Award for a website, an achievement he repeated the next year.
Leite also won many fans for the cookbook, “The New Portuguese Table,” which celebrates the ethnic food he grew up on in Fall River, Mass.
Author and actress Carrie Fisher was both on-screen and Hollywood royalty.
As the iconic Star Wars character Princess Leia, she taught generations of girls that beauty, brains and toughness were a potent combination. The daughter of movie star Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, she grew up in the spotlight — becoming a star at 19 as a rebel princess. Truly a legend, Fisher died Tuesday at age 60 after a massive heart attack.
Mental illness, criminal past made man an outcast
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Michael Marasco was treated to a shopping spree last month, a week before he died.
Deodorant. A hair brush. New socks. Jessica Wolfe paid the cashier at the Munhall RiteAid, five blocks from Marasco's residence. He seemed thankful. She finally felt a real connection, after 19 months of service as his court-appointed guardian.
Family of woman who killed self in jail sues Baltimore Co.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The parents of a woman who took her life while at the Baltimore County Detention Center have filed a $15 million wrongful death lawsuit, saying staffers failed to provide their daughter with necessary treatment for her bipolar disorder.
Family stymied by law in trying to avert Halloween shooting
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The last thing Heather Kopp expected was her son making national news for a half-mile-long assault on downtown Colorado Springs.
Even as Noah Harpham's long battle with bipolar disorder worsened and his family raced to intervene, Kopp never thought he was capable of taking up arms against random people, killing three before dying in a shootout with police on Halloween 2015.
Doctor: Concert promoter in $200 million fraud is bipolar
MIAMI (AP) — A former concert promoter who staged tours worldwide by acts such as the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac suffers from long-term bipolar disorder that likely affected his judgment in orchestrating a $200 million fraud scheme, a doctor testified Friday in the promoter's sentencing hearing.
It was 75 degrees with a slight breeze, and my family was descending the ferry onto idyllic Nantucket. We were there to celebrate my sisters graduation from Boston College. Homes were being spruced up for Memorial Day. The quaint cobblestone roads were lined by wine barrel trash cans. Pedestrians seemed to be modeling clothing from the islands upscale boutiques. I savored the scene.
And then, suddenly, I warped to a world apart. I found myself resenting Nantucket...
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