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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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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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