The last 2 months have been an emotional roller coaster for pop singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter. After coming off her own successful world tour, Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z, embarked on a joint national tour together. But instead of celebrating the success of $100 million in ticket sales, the couple has been forced to recruit friends and family to battle vicious rumors that they are divorcing.
Rapper and music producer T-Pain opened up about his battle with depression for two years after his promising rap career was cut short.
T-Pain said his experience with mental illness helped him to sympathize with troubled singer Chris Brown who was released from a California jail this week, and was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
On Wednesday a Los Angeles judge ordered troubled singer Chris Brown back into rehab for 3 months after court documents revealed he threw a rock through his mother’s car window.
A report from the unnamed rehab facility in Malibu, Calif., disclosed that Brown became outraged during an anger management session with his mother, Joyce Hawkins, who suggested that he remain in rehab a little longer.
Brown, 24, followed his mother out of the facility, picked up a rock and threw it through her window as she drove away from the facility. Brown was kicked out of the facility earlier this week for violating a rule prohibiting him from displaying violent behavior.
A Connecticut woman who was shot and killed by Capitol Police in Washington, D.C. Thursday may have suffered from postpartum depression and paranoid delusions.
Miriam carey, a 34-year-old dental hygienist, was shot after she rammed a gate on the southeast side of the White House on Thursday.
According to a NBC report, Carey believed President Obama was stalking her.
Her mother, Idella Carey, told ABC News Carey suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth to her daughter Erica last year.
According to Psych Central, the stigma and prejudice associated with mental health issues in black communities keeps sufferers from seeking treatment.
For that reason the numbers of blacks suffering from depression cannot be estimated. Sufferers and their loved ones may not realize they are depressed until there are tragic consequences.
A source within singer Beyonce’s camp told Sandrarose.com exclusively that the first-time mom is feeling sad and having trouble sleeping at night. The source revealed that Beyonce, 30, is having difficulty handling her duties as a mom to 7-week old daughter, Blue Ivy. “She’s depressed and she’s losing weight because she won’t eat,” said the source.
If this is true, Beyonce may be suffering from a clinical depression known as Postpartum Depression. Postpartum depression, which affects women after childbirth, can also affect women who have not given birth.
Postpartum Depression is not to be confused with the normal “baby blues” that some women feel in the weeks after childbirth, including moodiness and teariness. Postpartum Depression is more severe and the symptoms lasts longer than a few weeks.
Postpartum depression can occur when a woman feels sad, lonely and overwhelmed by a lack of support from her husband. According to my source, Beyonce thought a baby would improve her relations with Jay Z, 43, who spends a great deal of time at the studio.