This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy), and Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick) discuss “The Dark Side of Celebrity” with guest Sheila Weller, author of Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge (@SheilaWeller).
Watch as we discuss issues such as:
What are some factors that can lead a celebrity towards suicide?
How does our culture exacerbate the mental health of celebrities?
What celebrity suicide had the most emotional impact on you and why?
Is there something fundamental about being a celebrity that is harmful to one’s mental health?
Further Reading and Watching:
Sheila Weller is the author of the acclaimed family memoir Dancing at Ciro’s; the New York Times bestseller Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon―and the Journey of a Generation; and The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour―and the Triumph of Women in TV News. Her investigative, human interest, and cultural history journalism has won multiple major magazine awards. She has contributed to Vanity Fair, was a senior contributing editor of Glamour and a contributing editor of New York, and has written for The New York Times Book Review, Elle, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post.