Navigation Links
Correction: Therapist to Young Hollywood Says Male Stars in Psychological Trouble Get a Media Pass as Compared to Female Stars
Date:2/26/2008

Former Olympic Coach Now Works to Help Hollywood 'Stay Sane in an Insane

Industry'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Rebecca Roy, M.A., "The Industry Therapist" (http://www.theIndustryTherapist.com) is asking the question why the death of Heath Ledger is being treated differently by the media than Britney Spears' mental illness.

"Heath Ledger's death is being treated with kid gloves, for instance, yet Britney Spears is afforded no privacy at all in dealing with her issues," Roy said. "It's as if there are jackals at the gate just waiting for her to commit suicide. It's a travesty."

It seems that male stars get a pass when they are in trouble, but female stars are practically drawn and quartered if they have real human needs and problems. "Not only do the women have to deal with an impossibly high body image standard, but they are savagely attacked when they don't meet expectations on that front," Roy said. "Add this pressure to perhaps a pre-existing mental disorder and you have the makings of a very tortured soul."

Because Heath Ledger was a wonderful actor and highly respected, no one wants to delve too deeply into his death. The same was true of Owen Wilson's recent hospitalization.

But many of the women have had their mental health and substance abuse issues paraded before the world. "Though women sometimes express pain more openly than men, they also deserve some respect and understanding that they deal with enormous pressures that are simply different than men's pressures in this Industry. They are human beings too," Roy said.

Rebecca Roy, M.A., MFTI #49373, is a registered intern in private practice in Beverly Hills, specializes in working with the Entertainment Industry and is supervised by B. Spier, MFT #40162.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Industry Therapist
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Presentation Time Correction: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Presents at 12:00pm, ET Tomorrow (Oct. 3) at William Blair & Company Small-Cap Growth Stock Conference
2. Physical Therapists Offer Low-Cost Solution to High-Cost Expenditures for Spinal Conditions
3. Integrated Laser Therapies Launches, Offers Low-power, Therapeutic Laser Devices and Training for Therapists and Consumers
4. Psychotherapist to Young Hollywood Says Male Stars in Psychological Trouble Get a Media Pass as Compared to Female Stars
5. Therapist to Young Hollywood Says Industry Needs to Take More Responsibility for Protecting Stars Mental Health
6. Empis Hybresis Solves Pain Points for Physical Therapists
7. Physical Therapist Intervention for Balance Impairments May Help Reduce Risk of Falling
8. Prominent Respiratory Therapist and Author Joins StopSmokingConnection.com as a COPD Expert
9. Major Protest On Saturday Against Fringe Therapists Who Claim to Cure Gays
10. California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Offers Tips on How to Cope With a Traumatic Event
11. World-Renowned Therapist Joins The Center for Children and Families In Its Work With the Nations Poorest Families
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/30/2016)... , ... April 30, 2016 , ... Orlando-based Maximized Living ... they go for gold in Rio. Under the care of Maximized Living doctors ... , In an unprecedented showing, Maximized Living is sending the largest contingent of elite ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Since launching its annual volunteer ... serving the footwear industry, has broken all previous participation records in its first ... 23 states during the months of April and May, the 2016 Footwear Cares ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... On Tuesday, ... hospitals across the Southeast, celebrated the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal on SB 258, ... Geoff Duncan (R - Cumming), offers a 70% tax credit to individuals and corporations ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Conditions were ideal for Global Lyme Alliance’s (GLA) ... with sunny skies, a light breeze and temperatures in the 60s. Over 400 runners, ... Run and Walk and 1-mile walk were held to increase awareness about Lyme ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... that student team BioCellection won the $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize of the 2016 ... Gloeckner Undergraduate Award, the Michelson People’s Choice Award, and the Committee Award for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)...   Acsis , a leading provider of supply ... research and advisory firm IDC has named it a ... Pharmaceutical Track and Trace Software 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc ... of the capabilities and business strategies of 10 vendors ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160427/360791LOGO ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... 27, 2016  Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... for the fiscal second quarter ended March 26, ... $0.24 increased 41.2%, and non-GAAP diluted EPS of ... 5.8% on a reported basis, and 6.3% on ... posted another good quarter, highlighted by 14.6% growth ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... Italy , April 27, 2016 ... linear accelerator (MR-linac) platform will be the focal point ... meeting of the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology, ... Elekta,s MR-linac integrates a state-of-the-art radiotherapy system and a ... physician to clearly see the patient,s anatomy in real ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: