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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Secrets of the Austrian Cellar- The Story of Elisabeth Fritzl

This was the case heard around the world a few years ago. Still brings shivers down my spine.
Here’s a brief summary: Joseph Fritzl, Elisabeth’s father, built a cellar and trapped Elisabeth inside for 24 yrs. 
During this time, Elisabeth was raped every few days and gave birth to 7 children. 
Some of the children spent their entire life in the cellar. 
After 24 yrs of incarceration, Elisabeth and her children were hospitalized in a psychiatric facility to start their lengthy recovery. 

Joseph Fritzl is currently serving a life sentence.  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mentally Ill have reduced life expectancy

Here's an interesting read!

I guess it's not too surprising, but the difference compared to the average population is larger than many experts once thought. 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dr. Phil- Extreme Hoarding

This clip shows the repercussions associated with Nancy’s compulsive hoarding. 

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Here, you get a glimpse of all the other turmoil going on in Nancy's life. She had her nursing license revoked due to stealing painkillers and forging prescriptions. Nancy admits she has an addictive personality and also opens up about her volatile relationship with her boyfriend Bob.  

Nancy explains how her setbacks in life have caused her to place a strong personal attachment to her items.  

Part 4

Part 5