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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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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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