12 June 2016   No Comments

Chris attended 2016 MHA Conference held at the Hilton Mark Center on June 9, 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia. He talked about the loss of his father to mental illness and his family’s struggle to get him help:

“Four years ago, I lost my father to untreated mental illness,” said Chris Wood. “My family struggled to get him help, and it took his heart failing to begin treating his issues. By being an Ambassador for MHA, I hope to help those struggling with mental illness find answers and the help they need before it’s too late. My goal is to spread awareness and begin removing any taboos, and improve the policies in place to better benefit a healthy mind.”

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3 June 2016   No Comments

Chris was featured on the May 2016: Week 4 Bello Magazine Cover and we were finally able to add high quality scans to the Gallery, so please credit if you re-post cause these were pretty hard to get! Thank you! We also added photos from the lovely photoshoot featured in the article and some backstage pics! Enjoy!

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31 May 2016   No Comments

Chris attended Bite Me I’m Famous 4 Paris Convention held at the Palais des Congrès on May 28 & 29, 2016 in Paris, France. Chris looked very 90s haha! We added photos to the Gallery, if you attended and would like to donate photos do contact us! We’d love to add your photos to our Gallery! Enjoy!

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Appearances > 2016 > MAY 28TH – Bite Me I’m Famous 4 Paris Convention – Day 1
Appearances > 2016 > MAY 29TH – Bite Me I’m Famous 4 Paris Convention – Day 2

26 May 2016   No Comments

Added high definition screencaps from the sixth episode of Containment entitled He Stilled the Rising Tumult that aired last Tuesday on The CW. Can’t wait for next week! Check them out in the Gallery!

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26 May 2016   No Comments
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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