CALIFORNIA PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC RESOURCES, INC.
PATRICIA MCTAGUE-LOFT, MS, LMFT, FAPA, SAP
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Patricia specializes in helping individuals in the entertainment industry find happiness and success by offering concrete steps that can be implemented immediately. She helps individuals create a vision for their life that aligns with their dreams, passions, and life goals.
You’re Invited: An Online Townhall – Mental Health In Focus
To help people better understand the complexity of mental health, Healthline.com recently hosted a live townhall meeting. They say it is “a virtual event in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Our guests include artists, entertainers, journalists, and advocates, each of whom tells a personal story about their mental health journey via books, broadcasts or foundations that advance the public conversation.”
If you missed the original online meeting, the event has been recorded. Access the video at any time here.
Entertainment Professionals & Celebrities Speak Candidly
About Psychological Distress
Why Are Creative People Susceptible To Psychological Stress?
People in the entertainment industry are both imaginative and emotionally vulnerable. Some research suggests that there may be a psychological cost for participants engaged in the creative arts since they have a greater vulnerability for psychological distress.
No one is immune from distress, as the variety of people who relate their stories in the videos below can well attest.
Clearly conveying what you’re thinking or feeling is hard enough under the best of circumstances. But what happens when you’re feeling something you can’t explain, or even identify? That’s a problem central to mental health, and artists and creative individuals in particular struggle with the issue.
At the same time, a person’s creativity also allows them to dig deeper into their feelings and often with tremendous insight. Take, for example, the song Colorblind, by Mokita. In it he describes what it’s like to deal with depression.
Read more about Mokita here, and listen to Mokita perform Colorblind in the video below.
When Oprah Winfrey interviewed Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, the Duchess admitted that she struggled with suicidal thoughts. See the relevant portion of the interview here.
Kristen Bell (if you’d like to go straight to her discussion about anxiety, scroll the video to about 5:30).
Model, actress, and British It girl Cara Delevingne has opened up about mental illness, revealing that she’s been battling depression since the age of 15.
Now 23, Delevingne spoke candidly during an interview at London’s Women in the World Summit this week about the struggle to please her family and pushing herself too far.
“I really wanted to do well at school to please my parents, to please my family,” the model said. “I didn’t really care that much about school because I knew I was never going to be very good at it. I think I pushed myself so far, I got to the point where I had a bit of a mental breakdown.”
If you’re reading this and wondering how someone so beautiful, wealthy, and successful could be depressed, Delevingne addressed that too: “In our culture, we are told that if we are beautiful, if we are skinny, if we are successful, famous, if we fit in, if everyone loves us, that we’ll be happy. But that’s not entirely true,” she explained.
Recent stats show that depression is more common than you might think, affecting 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older, in a given year. Women are also twice as likely as men to experience depression.
In Delevingne’s case, the illness reached a low point after she became a successful model, when she began having suicidal thoughts: “I was completely suicidal, didn’t want to live anymore. I thought that I was completely alone… I wanted the world to swallow me up, and nothing seemed better to me than death.”
She added that yoga, writing, and advice from Kate Moss helped her get back on track: “I eventually took a break, on the advice of Kate Moss, who picked me up off the floor at a very stressful time.”
Read more here.
Movie star Brad Pitt is another who openly discusses his thoughts about mental health issues. With a wry sense of humor, Pitt says “I used to deal with depression, but I don’t now, not this decade – maybe last decade. But that’s also figuring out who you are. I see it as a great education, as one of the seasons or a semester – ‘This semester I was majoring in depression’.”
People in the entertainment industry seek counseling for a variety of reasons, including:
You may wonder if your life in the entertainment industry can be improved.
It can! Individuals with a genuine interest in growth and change can find greater meaning and purpose in their lives.
Please call us today at (805) 241-6700 for a brief, complimentary consultation.
A Process Uniquely Developed For You:
Patricia utilizes a step-by-step approach to help individuals achieve goals that promote a healthy lifestyle in the entertainment industry. She collaborates with clients to teach them effective strategies to improve their lives. Patricia uses her clinical expertise and empathic understanding to help clients find beneficial ways to enhance their professional lives and enrich their personal lives.
Goals and objectives are uniquely set for each individual client:
Call Patricia today at (805) 241-6700 to begin the process of healing, growth, and transformation. She will provide a brief phone consultation to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Patricia McTague-Loft, Marriage And Family Therapist – Credentials Count!
Patricia’s educational background includes a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy from California Lutheran University and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Biola University. In addition to holding memberships in several honor societies and professional organizations, Patricia obtains ongoing psychological training, specializations and certifications.
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Photo Cara Delevingne: Gage Skidmore
Photo Brad Pitt: © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com
Disclaimer: The screening tests and videos that are linked on this web site are not designed to provide diagnoses for the various clinical issues. They are intended solely for the purpose of identifying the symptoms of the issues and to help you make a more informed decision about seeking help. An accurate diagnosis for these clinical issues and other psychiatric disorders can only be made by a physician or qualified mental health professional after a complete evaluation. If you have scores that indicate that you meet criteria for these issues or think that you may be at risk, please contact a mental health professional or your physician.