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Susan Boyle raises concern for reality contestants’ mental health

In light of the Britain's Got Talent contestant and media darling Susan Boyle's exhaustion, concern for reality contestant's mental health care has become an issue. The Guardian talks to health care professionals who believe contestants under huge pressure need more mental health assistance than they're getting now.
June 3, 2009

In light of reports of the hospitalization of Britain’s Got Talent contestant and media darling Susan Boyle for exhaustion, concern for reality contestants’ mental health care has become an issue. The Guardian discusses Susan Boyle’s exhaustion and talks to health care professionals who believe contestants under huge pressure need more mental health assistance than they’re getting now.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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