Culture Celebrity Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is coming clean. The Jersey Shore star opened up about why he decided to enter rehab to combat his battle with depression and alcoholism. Ortiz-Magro, 33, sought treatment from HeadWaters treatment facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. He concluded treatment on Sunday after spending about a month at the addiction center. After hitting "rock-bottom," the television personality decided to get clean because of his 10-month-old daughter Ariana Sky Magro. "I decided to go to treatment because I wanted to be a better person, a better father for my daughter," Ortiz-Magro told Us Weekly in an interview published Tuesday. "Eventually, all the bad decisions I was making were going to lead me to places that I didn't want to be. I wanted to be led to the place that I am now—that's happy, healthy and the best role model for my daughter." HeadWaters aims to "facilitate a true change of heart" while providing "a clear … [Read more...] about ‘Jersey Shore’s’ Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Says He Went to Rehab After Hitting ‘Rock-Bottom’
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Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, one of the stars of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” just revealed that he spent a month in rehab for alcoholism and depression in an interview with US Weekly, after he “hit rock bottom.”Ortiz-Magro went to Headwaters at Origins in West Palm Beach, Fla. for treatment, and left Feb. 10 after about a month.“I decided to go to treatment because I wanted to be a better person, a better father for my daughter,” Ortiz-Magro said in the interview. “Eventually, all the bad decisions I was making were going to lead me to places that I didn’t want to be. I wanted to be led to the place that I am now – that’s happy, healthy and the best role model for my daughter.”Ortiz-Magro, a 33-year-old Bronx native, is one of the original stars of “Jersey Shore,” and has appeared on several spin-offs, most recently “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation,” which aired its second season from last August to last … [Read more...] about A ‘Jersey Shore’ star just revealed his battle with depression and alcoholism
Forty years ago this week, Cleveland’s reputation went belly up. By failing to make $15 million in payments owed to six Cleveland-area banks, it became the nation’s first major city since the Depression to slide into default. Cleveland never went bankrupt. And the cause of default was as much the result of a political dispute as it was a fiscal crisis. But the scorn and ridicule Cleveland endured over what happened here Dec. 15, 1978 cannot be overstated. Default wrecked the city’s credit rating and diminished its stature. Television comics made us the butt of their jokes. And it was the closing chapter on what was probably the darkest, most tumultuous year in the city’s 222-year history. Fittingly, 1978 began with a January blizzard, considered perhaps Cleveland’s worst ever, one that delivered winds approaching 80 miles an hour and snowdrifts up to 20 feet deep. The storm clouds hung around all year as:*Mayor Dennis Kucinich’s scorched-earth … [Read more...] about Forty years ago, Cleveland became the first major U.S. city since the Depression to fall into default. Here’s how it happened: Brent Larkin
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In Sports | Talent. A Football Scholarship. Then Crushing Depression. A promising wide receiver hit rock bottom with mental illness and is among a number of college athletes learning about, and dealing with, depression. Credit Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times Supported by ByKurt Streeter Nov. 15, 2018 Something was wrong. He could sense it. The feeling had been stalking him for months. The lights were off in his bedroom, and the darkness closed in on him. Isaiah Renfro, a top freshman wide receiver at the University of Washington, was at his home in South Los Angeles. He had to leave in the morning for spring practice, which was about to start in Seattle. But he could tell: Another storm was coming, a gale of anxiety and depression. He slammed his suitcase shut and stood near his bed, steeling for a struggle that he was never sure he could win. He … [Read more...] about Talent. A Football Scholarship. Then Crushing Depression.
JORDAN KARP, MD Everyone feels down, or “blue,” once in a while. The occasional blue feeling is a normal part of life. But feeling blue without relief can be a sign of what doctors call clinical depression. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. In 2016, an estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. Researchers believe that depression can be caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental and psychological factors. Depression can happen to anyone, but it most commonly occurs in adults. While clinical depression is a common problem for older adults, it is not a normal part of aging. Common reasons why older adults show signs of depression include the loss of loved ones and ongoing medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease and changes in memory. Chronic stressors like the loss of a job, … [Read more...] about Depression in Older Adults