The Dark Side of Celebrity with Author Sheila Weller – #SPSM Chat November 17th, 2019.

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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:

Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge (Available on Amazon)

Celebrity Suicide – Psychiatric Times

Why suicide is more common among celebrities, CEOs and creatives, and how therapy helps

Understanding celebrity suicides: Tackling depression and loneliness

 

 

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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 ReviewElleMarie ClaireRolling StoneThe Village Voice, and The Washington Post.

 

About spsmchat

Suicide Prevention Social Media: Weekly chats, expert guests. Sundays at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Streaming live at Twitter.com/spsmchat. Version 3.0 hosted by Rudy Caseres, Danielle Glick, Hudson Harris, Marie Shanley, and Hudson Harris. #SPSM
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