Category Archives: depression

Preview: Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Battling Postpartum Depression

(CBS) — Supermodel Chrissy Teigen opens up about battling postpartum depression, life with award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend, her relationship with her millions of social media followers and more in an interview with Rita Braver for “Sunday’s Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning,” a one-hour primetime special to be broadcast Friday, Sept. 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Teigen was public on social media with her fertility struggles and postpartum depression following the birth of the couple’s first child, Luna.


“I think people on social media are my friends,” Teigen tells Braver. “And I think they deserved to know. I don’t know, is that so weird?”

She tells Braver she got through it with lots of support from Legend and by taking antidepressants.

And when it came time for the birth of their second child, Miles, Teigen says she believes she avoided postpartum depression because she ate the placenta.

“I don’t think I can have you eating your placenta on primetime,” Braver tells Teigen.

“Really? That’s not a normal thing? I’m in L.A., it’s very normal. They grill it here! You can try some of mine after,” Teigen laughed.

Teigen talks with Braver about her growing role as a social media influencer; how she got into modeling;  and her love of cooking.


Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend in the kitchen with correspondent Rita Braver.


The author of a bestselling cookbook and a forthcoming sequel, she tells Braver she no longer worries about her weight. “I really prefer being happy and getting to eat things that I love, still wanting to be healthy,” Teigen said. “But I just don’t care about looking good in a swimsuit anymore. I guess that’s the only way to put it.”

The interview is part of “Sunday’s Best,” hosted by Jane Pauley. In addition to Teigen, the primetime special features interviews with fashion legend Ralph LaurenAcademy Award-winner Robert Redford, and Louise Brown, the world’s first test-tube baby born 40 years ago, as well as highlights from the broadcast’s four decades on the air.

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‘The Coddling of the American Mind’: Are Universities Overprotecting Students?

(CBS) — A new book is challenging colleges to better prepare young people for life after graduation. In “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure,” authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt argue campuses are teaching students to think in ways that will increase their likelihood of becoming anxious and easily hurt. Haidt and Lukianoff joined “CBS This Morning” to discuss what they call the three “great untruths,” how they got into our educational system and the damage they could be doing to students’ frame of mind. Earlier this year a study published in the journal Pediatrics found that the number of kids and teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts more than doubled in the U.S. from 2008 to 2015. Lukianoff partially blames the alarming rise in anxiety and depression among young people on the habits we’re teaching them in school. “The great untruth of emotional reasoning is the one that sounds the nicest, it sounds the warmest and fuzziest, most romantic, but I learned the hard way through really terrible bouts of depression that sometimes your mind is telling you things that aren’t so nice and that you shouldn’t be listening to,” Lukianoff said. “In doing the research for it, our argument is essentially we have anxious, depressed, and polarized students and we’re wondering how we got there. We’re teaching them mental habits of anxious, depressed, and polarized people.” The authors say there are three “great untruths.” 1.       The untruth of fragility: What doesn’t kill you makes you weaker 2.       The untruth of emotional reasoning: Always trust your feelings 3.       The untruth of us versus them: Life is a battle between good people and evil people Haidt, who also wrote “The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom,” said that one of the greatest shared ideas from every culture is that good and evil are merely a construct, a product of our minds. This backs up the third great untruth that life is a battle between good and evil. “As students are coming into a new situation, should they interpret everything as dangerous, threatening, and aggressive or should they interpret it as a cornucopia full of opportunities? There are going to be little bumps along the way, there’s going to be unpleasantness. Should they interpret those as attacks or as faux pas or errors? So how students learn how to frame things will greatly affect whether they thrive or whether they retreat into a shell, in a defensive crouch in college,” Haidt said. Public backlash over the New Yorker’s decision to include Steve Bannon at one of its annual events led the magazine to rescind its invitation to the former White House strategist. Facing similar criticism, the Economist did not back down and decided to allow Bannon to appear at a conference the magazine is holding later this month. Asked to address the controversy, Lukianoff demurred, citing the difference between educational institutions and magazines. “Our context is campus. Campuses are completely different institutions than magazines and when a campus makes a decision that you’re no longer invited to this campus because we don’t like your ideas, that’s antithetical to the whole idea of what a university is supposed to be,” Lukianoff said. © 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.