Catherine Zeta Jones treated for bipolar disorder

first_img Share 35 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Catherine Zeta Jones treated for bipolar disorder by: – April 14, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Catherine Zeta Jones has received treatment for bipolar disorder after dealing with the stress of her husband’s battle with throat cancer.Zeta Jones, 41, made a decision to check into a “mental health facility” for a brief stay, said her publicist.Michael Douglas, who was diagnosed last year, said in January his tumour had gone and he was beating the disease.Last September, Zeta Jones said she was “furious” that doctors failed to detect the cancer earlier.Bipolar, also known as manic depression, causes severe mood swings, that usually last several weeks or months.Zeta Jones’s publicist Cece Yorke said the actress sought treatment for the condition following the stress of her husband’s cancer fight.“After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder,” said Yorke.“She’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.”It is unclear when Zeta Jones, who is from Swansea, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder or where she received treatment.Mark Davies, from mental health charity Rethink, said the actress had shown courage in revealing the disorder as there was still a stigma around mental illness.“Although she’ll be feeling pretty fragile and vulnerable, she will have – in a sense – given some comfort to a lot of other people who are probably suffering in silence and probably feeling a great deal of fear,” he added.Mr Davies said the disorder could be triggered by a range of factors and that no individual case was the same.He said the star was likely to be given medication and talking therapy, recognised as increasingly effective in cases of serious mental illness.About 1% of the population suffers from bipolar disorder.Alun Thomas of the Welsh mental health charity Hafal said: “The important part of this news is Catherine has sought help.“Many parts of the press can sensationalise this but I think it’s important to discuss the issues sensitively and raise awareness.“Many creative and famous people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder… there are many people out there who have recovered and gone to be very productive in their lives.”Shortly after her husband was diagnosed with cancer, the actress revealed she was “furious” that doctors failed to detect the disease earlier.In an interview with People magazine last September, she said: “He sought every option and nothing was found. I knew something was up. He knew something was up.”“It makes me furious they didn’t detect it earlier,” she added.The star, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Chicago, was made a CBE by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in February.She first found fame in the UK on the small screen in the 1991 comedy drama, the Darling Buds of May, before heading to Hollywood to star in Entrapment, Traffic and The Mask of Zorro. Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Small structure work on State Road 156 set for early 2019

first_imgSwitzerland County, In. — Indiana Department of Transportation officials say work on a $1,710,218 small structure project impacting four sites along State Road 156 in Switzerland County will begin in early 2019.Sunesis Construction Company of West Chester, Ohio, has been contracted to replace a concrete box culvert north of Patriot, install a pipe structure south of Patriot and fit two drainage pipes with liners—one at Markland, the other south of Rising Sun. The culvert and pipe replacements will require closures of S.R. 156 for a total of 45 days.  The highway at both locations will not be closed at the same time.S.R. 156 culvert removal and replacement—6 miles east of S.R. 250 at Forty Wink Creek and a tributary to the Ohio River. The new installation will be a 12- X 8-foot reinforced concrete box structure measuring 94 feet in length.       Traffic count at the site is 1,130 vehicles per day.S.R. 156 pipe replacement—8.7 miles east of S.R. 101 at a tributary to the Ohio River. The new installation is a 60-inch drainage pipe measuring 73 feet in length.       Traffic count at the site is 880 vehicles per day.S.R. 156 pipe lining—4.8 miles east of S.R. 56 at a tributary to Log Lick Creek. An existing 72-inch pipe measuring 105 feet in length will be lined to maintain structure integrity and extend service life. Traffic count at the Markland site is 4,835 vehicles per day. Traffic impact will be minimal.S.R. 156 pipe lining—5.2 miles east of S.R. 250 at a tributary to the Ohio River. An existing 72-inch pipe measuring 97 feet in length will be lined to maintain structure integrity and extend service life. Traffic count at the site south of Rising Sun is 1,130 vehicles per day. Traffic impact will be minimal.All four project locations are in Posey Township.The contractor plans to be onsite for pipe lining operations during February and March. Culvert and pipe replacements are scheduled to be done in April and May.  Construction signs will be put in place on January 7.last_img read more

Sage: Legends lead set to be claimed Saturday

first_imgYou’ve heard coaches say something like this before, “Play every game like it’s the championship.” On Saturday, it’s less of a clich?, because that is exactly what Michigan and Nebraska will do when they meet in Lincoln, Neb.It has taken eight weeks of football for true front-runners to appear in the Big Ten Legends Division, but these two teams look to be the ones showing they want it, and they both want it bad.What exactly is at stake in this upcoming Week 9 division matchup? The leg-up among the Legends group moving forward that could likely decide which team will head to Indianapolis to play in the second Big Ten Championship game and a spot in the Rose Bowl.No. 22 Michigan (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten) holds a one-game lead heading into the game. A victory would keep them in sole control of their destiny, two games ahead and could also mean a last-week game against undefeated Ohio State could have no implication on their standing.But Nebraska (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) won’t be any less motivated Saturday. A Husker victory would result in a tie for the division lead, with the tiebreaker advantage in their favor after a head-to-head victory. With four very winnable games to end the season, this weekend’s game against the Wolverines is their biggest hurdle remaining.Entering the game, both teams will be riding momentum from their Week 8 victories. For Michigan, that came from beating rival Michigan State for the first time in four years after a last-second field goal to give the Wolverines a 12-10 edge over the Spartans. The Huskers also came back from a twelve-point deficit to beat Northwestern on the road by one.Yes, momentum and motivation play into a game, but what happens on the field is all that will truly matter.Here is how I see these teams matching up:Running ability in questionRanked fifth in the nation in rushing and leading the Big Ten with 279 rushing yards per game, Nebraska holds a clear statistical advantage. However, it is unknown if, or how much, their star tailback Rex Burkhead will play after he suffered a left knee injury against Northwestern. While losing him would be a blow to Nebraska’s offense, Ameer Abdullah and quarterback Taylor Martinez are both threats on the run. Michigan’s numbers fall not far behind the Huskers. Quarterback Denard Robinson currently ranks as the team’s leading rusher with 900 yards and six touchdowns. Junior Fitzgerald Toussaint, who has received 10 or more carries since Week 2, is the team’s lead back.Advantage: Michigan. Without a healthy Burkhead, Robinson’s dynamic running ability will edge out the threat’s of Martinez and Abdullah.Skipping stones: Robinson and MartinezAs aggressive as Robinson is on the run, his passing game does not even come close to matching that level. His 53.5 percent completion rate on the season is less-than-impressive.Now onto Martinez. When he is on, he is on fire. With 15 touchdown throws this season, two of which brought home a win this past weekend, Martinez is definitely a game changer for the Huskers. Martinez is ranked 15th nationally in passing efficiency with a 162.8 rating and has thrown just four interceptions. He was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Monday for the third time this season.Martinez hasn’t been without his rough spots this year, most notably two weeks ago against Ohio State where he threw three interceptions. However, I suspect the Martinez we saw against the Wildcats will be the guy that shows up against Michigan with everything at stake. The Huskers have not lost a game in which he recorded zero interceptions. That will be key to a Nebraska victory.Advantage: Nebraska, and a significant one.Clear Defensive DifferenceThe ability to stop Martinez and the Husker offense is what will decide the outcome of Saturday’s game. Two years ago, Michigan owned one of the worst defenses in college football. Now we are looking at a group who in the last month has resembled a unit that could be one of the best in the nation. In Big Ten play, the Wolverines have given up 23 points total in their three games, meaning their opponents averaged just a measly 7.7 points in each game. Since a rough start to the season with a loss to No. 1 Alabama and a close game with Navy, Michigan has flipped the switch when they don’t posses the ball and after Week 2, have given up no more than 13 points in any game.What also is in the Wolverine defense’s favor is their experience with top teams this year. While losing to both Alabama and currently No. 5 Notre Dame, a powerhouse offense like Nebraska’s will not faze the experienced group.Nebraska’s defense has seen more struggles this season than successes. Ranked 72nd nationally, they allow on average 27.7 points a game, with a number that is even higher against its first three Big Ten opponents.Advantage: MichiganLocation, Location, Location!It cannot go unmentioned that Nebraska is undefeated in its four home games this season. Michigan is 1-2 on the road, but the crowd at Memorial Stadium will be amped up and ready to greet the Wolverines for the first time as Big Ten competition. Last season Nebraska was trampled in Ann Arbor 45-17 and will be looking for revenge, like what happened to Wisconsin in Week 5.Advantage: NebraskaSo who is going to come out the likely favorite to be playing Dec. 1 against the winner of the Leaders Division? It will be close, but I predict Michigan will come out on top. The way Michigan’s defense has played tips the game in their favor for me. Martinez and his offense are good, but we have seen them stopped before this year, and I think we will again come Saturday.last_img read more

38 new cases of COVID-19 identified over weekend in immediate listening area

first_imgArea Total59138 Deaths Cerro Gordo591 Mitchell4 Franklin Butler354 Hancock243 Floyd1 Floyd18 Winnebago152 Cerro Gordo281 DES MOINES — 38 more cases of COVID-19 were identified over the weekend in our listening area.In the time period between 11 o’clock Friday morning and 11 o’clock Sunday morning, 18 more cases were reported in Wright County; six more in Floyd; four in Butler; three each in Franklin and Hancock; two in Winnebago; and single cases in Cerro Gordo and Kossuth counties.That brings the immediate listening area’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic to 591 — 314 in Wright; 60 in Franklin; 59 in Cerro Gordo; 37 in Hancock; 35 in Butler; 33 in Floyd; 24 in Kossuth; 15 in Winnebago; eight in Mitchell and six in Worth.25 more people have recovered for an area total of 282 — 15 of those in Wright; three each in Butler and Hancock; two in Franklin; and one each in Cerro Gordo and Worth.In the same weekend time period statewide, 738 more cases were reported for a total of 25,865. A total of 16,018 people have recovered, while a total of 685 people have died. Hancock Area Total28225 Kossuth Kossuth241 Floyd336 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Mitchell8(1 case reassigned to another county) Worth Worth6 Winnebago12 Worth51 Wright31418 Cerro Gordo1 Butler2 Mitchell Hancock373 Franklin603 RecoveredNew Recovered Area Total4 Butler193 Kossuth13 Winnebago Franklin242 Wright13515 Wrightlast_img read more

Worker can help ease her pressure

first_imgDear Leslie, My wife works in network security and recently changed jobs. She was working 12-hour days, on call all the time and she eventually developed an anxiety disorder. After taking short-term disability and getting help with the anxiety, she started a new job in the same profession with hopes for a less demanding workload. Three weeks into this job, and things are developing in the same direction. She knows a lot more than others around her, so she is assigned to every project that falls behind. She is the type of woman who does not stick up for herself to simply say, `I have plans,’ or `I can’t take on so much work.’ What else can she do? If your advice is to talk with her supervisor, how can someone who is nonconfrontational go about that discussion? Before the meeting, help your wife rehearse her part by playing her boss. Then reverse roles. Between the two of you, you should be able to imagine most of the boss’s possible objections and try to formulate responses. Remember that your wife’s suggestions should address the supervisor’s concerns, such as meeting customer needs in a timely fashion, as well as her needs, as much as possible. Timing is important. Your wife should try to schedule the meeting when both she and her supervisor are the least pressured. If things are not settled satisfactorily, she can always ask for time to develop other options. If there seems to be no way to ease the pressure, it might be time for your wife to start looking for other options. Contest winner Dear Readers, Our contest question was: What current hit movie shows a woman who overestimates her own worth and loses her job because of it? Our winner was Laura C. of Charlestown, Mass., who correctly guessed “Dreamgirls” for a copy of my book, “The Good Girl’s Guide to Negotiating” (Little, Brown, 2001), co-authored with Elizabeth Austin. Write to Leslie Whitaker, co-author of “The Good Girl’s Guide to Negotiating,” at or write to P.O. Box 11156 Shorewood, WI 53211.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Help. I am starting to think that things are headed down the same road. She is the primary breadwinner in our family, so a career change must be gradual. Dear Reader, Does your wife feel headed down the same road that led to a crash at her previous job? If so, she should consult her medical advisers, pronto. And she should talk with her supervisor, but it does not have to be a confrontational discussion. Instead, she should come to her supervisor equipped with some proposals that would benefit her department and keep her workload manageable. Considering the high demand for her services, both in her previous and present position, I would bet there is a good chance that her company will want to address her concerns. Encourage your wife to think creatively about possible solutions. Since she is the resident brain trust, should she be promoted to a supervisory position? Train others in the department? Be allotted an assistant? At the very least, perhaps she could develop a system for measuring her workload so that limits can be imposed before it hits unreasonable levels. last_img