The former country star apparently took her own life on Sunday at her home in Heber Springs, Ark. Authorities say McCready died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head and an autopsy is planned. She was 37, and left behind two young sons.
Mindy McCready dies in apparent suicide (LINK)
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) [...]
When everything in your life is going swimmingly but you’re bed-bound and Googling “how to make a hangman’s noose,” not so normal.
What I Inherited
Want to know if genetics plays a role in both addiction and mental illness? Just take a glance at my family tree.
By Amy Dresner 11/04/12
When I was young [...]
Treatments for borderline personality disorder and alcoholism are similar. But dealing with one doesn’t fix the other.
My horror at being diagnosed with BPD turned to relief. Finally I knew what was wrong with me. All those times I had been berated by my family for being self-destructive or flaky or dramatic were all explained [...]
ADHD was not the largest risk factor for SUD. Instead, when she controlled for both ADHD and BPD, Torok found that CD posed the biggest risk for future drug abuse in the participants.
Conduct Disorder Predicts Drug Use in Adults With ADHD (link)
April 17, 2012 @ 3:58 PM
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been [...]
I had been insecure about the way I looked at 20; now that I was pushing 40, I could only imagine how my slow physical decline would impact my already fragile self-esteem. I was scared—really scared. I had my addiction under control (as under control as I could have it) but my borderline personality disorder, [...]
Demi Moore and BPD?
When I read the People Magazine article about Demi Moore, while I was waiting to get a haircut, I thought of Borderline Personality Disorder. I guess I wasn’t the only one. Here is an “open letter to Demi Moore” from Alisa Valdes, the author, about BPD and being lovable.
Substance Abuse and BPD
Rage. Instability. Mood swings. Impulsivity. These characteristics make people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) prone to substance abuse as well as over-spending, promiscuity, eating disorders and other compulsive behaviors. In fact, studies suggest that 50 to 70 percent of those with BPD also have a co-occurring substance use disorder.
Ricky Williams and BPD
Ricky Williams retired from football this year. This article mentions that he had been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). I had never heard that before.
Ricky Williams retires again, but this time with respect Posted Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2012 By CLARENCE E. HILL JR.
So the long, strange trip [...]
This is an excellent blog post with a letter included from an ex-addict suffering from BPD. I’ve written about opiod issues and borderline personality disorder before. The thing that struck me about this article was this line: “The opioid made me feel unlike I had ever felt– like I was “normal” in a way, and [...]
Jessica Cahill tried to kill herself a month ago. She is 28 and has lived with severe anxiety and deep depression since she was 12. Cahill has been hospitalized nearly 30 times in her short life. One psychiatrist recently said she has borderline personality disorder.
Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety disorders are complex [...]