Ryan Phillippe, Matthew McConaughey offer mental health advice
March 12th, 2011
11:36 AM ET

Ryan Phillippe, Matthew McConaughey offer mental health advice

When it comes to handling the pressures of Hollywood, "The Lincoln Lawyer" co-stars Ryan Phillippe and Matthew McConaughey have the answers - and neither of them advise Charlie Sheen-style tactics.

“I always try to step back and take a breath, try to see something from the outside, rather than be wrapped up in it," Phillippe told CNN. "I think you need perspective in order to handle a crisis the right way. If you're aware of the effect you have on people or the way you'll be perceived, that kind of modifies your behavior sometimes."

McConaughey believes it all depends on the situation. "It's pretty particular for each meltdown," he tells CNN. "Sometimes, go ahead and melt and burn it all the way down until you just burn it all up and come out the other side. Sometimes, it's hang on a second, don't move, cool down, come out of it."

But, he adds, "Sometimes you gotta barrel right through it and say, ‘I'm going down, where's China?’ And keep digging!"

soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. OLI

    check out this write up on the new movie 'Bernie,' co-starring matthew! http://bit.ly/l8FgQJ

    June 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. moshesharon

    Most often the things we never see are in front of us all the time. Health Secrets from the Seventh Heaven by Moshe Sharon does a great job of revealing a part of ourselves that is always there within us and always escaping our attention. Once you read this book you realize that the solutions to your existing or potential health problems are so close to you that all you need to do is to become aware of them. More at http://moshesharon.wordpress.com

    March 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Vic

    Is it just me or does Mathew look like he's totally stoned out of his mind in this picture?

    He looks like he's off on some trip!

    March 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Loosers!!

    I believe you started it. Look at all your stupid posts with different names. This person was just responding to what you wrote but of course he did it the wrong way. i'm just saying that it would be nice to come on these blogs and not have to read such stupid and disgusting comments. Honestly wee wee, what grade are you people in?

    March 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DUH

    see previous post from SF. all entertainers should refrain from commenting on anything other than entertainmen

    March 14, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Let me show ya what Melba Toast is packin

    Is McConheheya a flamer? He looks like an AIDS victim.
    Is Mcconheheya rear end spewing gravy by the bucket load?
    Does Mcconheheya enjoy gorgin on summer snausages?

    March 14, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mental Midget

    So because they are "Hollywood" they are qualified to offer advice on handling one mental state? Both of them look gay and should go strait to hell.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. Sigmund

    he started it. guess u weren't paying attention.

    March 14, 2011 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. LOSERS!!!!

    You are both losers in my book. One @$$ talks about someone's mother and the other @$$ talks about his wee wee like he is two yrs old and writes comments using more names to make it look like there are other people coming on here. Actually if there is a loser it with these two it would be him because of it. He has no life but sits at his computer and bully other people. Get a life you fr^cken loser troll.

    March 14, 2011 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. Judge Wapner

    Sigmund wins! now go away!

    March 14, 2011 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. Judge Dredd

    Sigmund wins!

    March 14, 2011 at 5:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Doc Holliday

    SHOOTOUT @ THE DIMWIT CORRAL? I declare Sigmund the winner! Way funnier than that funkin' loser!

    March 14, 2011 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sigmund

    funk: you are so obviously out of your league! It must truly suck to be you! See how easily I get under your skin? All you do is go straight for the mother. what a pathetic, tiny mind! TTFN!

    March 14, 2011 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  14. Billy The Kid

    What's going on here with the war of words? Back in the western days we would have had a shoot out. The good old days!

    March 14, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. oldzoom

    Looks like a one up vulgarity contest, an old fashion slobber knocker 😯
    @cheechandchong lol 😆

    March 14, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  16. Carol

    What's wrong with you people?

    March 14, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  17. funk

    sorry no time. me n my boys r still gang b anging ur w h0*re of a mother. by the way she said she doesnt kn who ur father is. also did u enjoy the strap on party? u was the first to arrive and the last to leave. u really kn how to use it..lol. im guessing u had a lot of experience. good nite now. off to sleepy bed..lol

    March 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sigmund

    funk: I'm waiting. Still typing with your tiny wee-wee? or looking for the spell check?

    March 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mrs Crabtree

    My, what a nasty mouth on that little funk boy! does your mama know you talk to grown-Ups like that? I'm gonna tell her at our next all-girl strap-on party!

    March 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mama Funk

    Stop pickin on my boy! He can't help himself. I guess I dropped him on his head too much when he was a baby. Doesn't help that he was molested by those priest.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Blog Police

    Mr Funk: please refrain from further comments. You, sir are obviously out of your league!

    March 13, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Sigmund

    funk: is that your name because you never bathe or because you never learned to wipe yourself? Better change your name to Skidmark!

    March 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Sigmund

    funk: is that the best you can do? tiny d!ck and a tiny mind! amazing! What's even more amazing is that you think you're being witty!

    March 13, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. funk

    No i was using my dick f*@*ing ur mother so please excuse my grammar and spelling errors bc i was so busy ramming h er.

    March 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  25. lucky chucky

    Well a guy who plays bongos drunk and high with the police to show up and arrest you knows a lot about mental health. I've seen Surfer Dude, Mc.Conaughey should admit he's hit rock bottom and check into rehab, even if It's just wine and pot. I think he smoked himself retarded.

    March 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Sigmund Sea Monster

    oh, funk, you're such a weenie! get over yourself and learn some spelling and grammar, please!

    March 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Blog Police

    To funk: if you're going to get into a battle of wits with another blogger, be sure to bring some ammunition! Were you typing with your tiny d!ck?

    March 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  28. CheechandChong

    The true story of Sigmund the sea monster: Once upon a time 35 years ago Siggy and us were partying in his sea cave smokin some chronic sea weed, dare was a rap rap on his cave wall...We saw what we thought was a midget narc, so we hid in da back of da cave behind some boulders...It was Snarlie Cheen and he had a bag of rocks. Snarlie said, "Siggy I always wanted to party wid a sea monster", so Snarlie pulled out a 7 gram rock and BAM it was gone!! Siggy not wanting to be out done by the little dude, pulled out a 14 gram rock and BAM lt was gone!! Siggy started to turn a shade of green we'd never seen before, Siggy's tenticles started to shribble up, he was foaming at da mouth, one of his monster eyeballs poped out, he fell down, rolled around a bit and then just layed there... Snarlie jumped up and said, "WOW DUDE!! do that again." Dat's when Snarlie realized Siggy was dead... Snarlie ran out da cave and home to his mama. Dare was a big coverup and da TV people (Chuck Lorre) held a world wide search to find another talking sea monster, but Siggy was the only one. Millions of childrens hearts were broken forever, DARN YOU SNARLIE CHEEN and dat was da first TV show Snarlie runied... Morale of dis story: Don't do big rocks with some one who has tiger's blood 😉

    March 13, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  29. funk

    the only reason people steal names is because someone said something that don't like and it relates to them so they uses that person names and write stupid comments. it must be sad being a person like that. Please do the world a favor, put a gun in your mouth and pull the trigger. lights out!!

    March 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ted

    Sigmund used to be a sea monster. That was a great show.

    March 13, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  31. Sigmund Freud

    And where did these 2 fine men get their degrees in psychology? Oh, right! They're actors and we should follow them blindly!

    March 13, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  32. The Real D

    I stole you name too. Don't be stupid and people won't hijack your name! I did this just to pi$$ you off! Nyah, nyah!

    March 13, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  33. The real D

    Some immmature loooser stole my name. Please ignore her comments. She needs to grow up.

    March 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  34. The real D

    Somebody stole my name. They are juvenile immature looosers. I am the best !

    March 12, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  35. D

    you would love my p p. it is a cheerful and friendly one.

    March 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  36. D

    I need it. I am so confused.

    March 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  37. pro ball player

    what about the poor peoples over thar in jaypan ? we need to send some mexikins to help em rebuild.

    March 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  38. pro ball player

    this just makes me sick. with all that is going on in the world these silly monkeys acting silly.

    March 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |

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