Why Chris Wants to Break Down the Stigma of Mental Illness

Mental health disorders carry one of the largest disease burdens in the United States, and, left untreated, they can be fatal. That was the case for “Vampire Diaries” actor Chris Wood’s father, who passed away after his heart began failing due to an undiagnosed mental illness. Instead of staying quiet about the issue, Chris is collaborating with Mental Health America to raise awareness about these hidden conditions—such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia—that can tear families apart.

“’When you tell someone that their mind is not well, they have to use that unwell mind to process the information. And sometimes the illness itself prevents them from being able to see the issue with full transparency.’” “We need to talk about it,” Wood states. “That’s the only way to begin the conversation so that people won’t be afraid to speak up when they need help, and to talk about their issues.”

A silent history

Wood described his childhood as “ordinary,” but for an unknown period of time, his father had been suffering.

“There weren’t any signs that I saw, or that my family saw, in my father,” he says. “By all accounts, he was fine. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t something going on beneath it all that we didn’t know about—that he didn’t talk about.”

Unlike cancer or heart disease, mental illness can’t be detected with an X-ray or a biopsy. The only proof there’s something off is if the affected individual says something.

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Containment: 1×05 – Like A Sheep Among Wolves [HD Caps]

Sorry for the delay but we just added high definition screencaps from the fifth episode of Containment entitled Like A Sheep Among Wolves that aired last Tuesday on The CW. Looking forward to next week! We also added new episode stills from episode 1×07 & 1×08!


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Containment: 1×04: With Silence and Tears [HD Caps]

We added high definition screencaps from the fourth episode of Containment entitled With Silence and Tears that aired tonight on The CW. Great episode, we really enjoyed the last part too, looking forward to next week!


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Containment: 1×06: He Stilled the Rising Tumult [Ep. Stills]

We added high quality episode stills from the sixth episode of Containment entitled “He Stilled the Rising Tumult” that will air May 17 , 2016 on The CW. Don’t forget to tune in! We’re really enjoying the show so far!


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