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Jake Lloyd’s family gives an update on his health

Oh gosh, this is so sad. I had no idea about his sister.

I really hope the fandom rallies round him. I hope things have changed enough.

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From Geek News NOW:

“Jake Lloyd was only six years old at the time he auditioned for the role of “Anakin Skywalker” in the Star Wars prequel film “The Phantom Menace”. Although the movie was a box office success and revitalized the franchise for decades to come, young Jake Lloyd would face a short acting career and a long history of bullying and unnecessary criticism. Much like Ahmed Best (who was almost bullied to suicide after he played Jar Jar Binks), Star Wars fans were not especially kind to the child actor, despite his best intentions and warm interactions with them.

On June 17, 2015, Lloyd was arrested in South Carolina for reckless driving, driving without a license in his possession, and resisting arrest; he failed to stop for a red light, which initiated a high-speed police chase. He was released to a nearby psychiatric facility, with schizophrenia listed…

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padawanlost:

Behind the Scenes | Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Y’know, this might be a coincidence obviously, but in 2016 just around the time Jake Lloyd had his (public, thanks media) mental health breakdown, George Lucas donated a very large sum of money to a rehab clinic.

donttouchmycar67:

padawanlost:

Jake Lloyd playing with sand on the set of Episode I: The Phantom Menace

 

THIS IS THE WORLD’S CUTEST SHIT

dosomethingniceforjakelloyd:

dosomethingniceforjakelloyd:

You may have heard that Jake Lloyd, the young actor who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I, was recently moved to a psychiatric facility to receive treatment for his schizophrenia. However, this was only after spending 10 months in jail, which is sadly the same fate that meets many mentally ill people all over the globe.

So here’s the plan: how about rallying behind him and using Star Wars fandom for some good? Right now we’re raising money for the charity Basic Needs, which serves people with mental illnesses all over the world, including the US.

Founded in 2000, BasicNeeds is a mental health focused international NGO with a global reach spanning 12 countries and growing.

Our mission is to enable people with mental illness or epilepsy and their families to live and work successfully in their communities by combining health, socio-economic and community orientated solutions with changes in policy, practice and resource allocation.

Our vision is that the basic needs of all people living with mental illness and epilepsy throughout the world are met and their basic rights are recognised and respected. [x]

This fundraiser is not affiliated with Jake Lloyd, his family, or Disney/Lucasfilm – this is a fan project only.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE, and please boost this if you can.

A kind person donated
€20.00

today, so now the total stands at
$173.27! But please keep boosting!

Today we received a donation of $100! And two minutes after that, a donation of $12! THANK YOU!

I’ve been thinking about when the right time to end the fundraiser would be and I think maybe at the end of the month? So that’s a good few weeks for people to still donate, if they want to!

sarah531:

dosomethingniceforjakelloyd:

dosomethingniceforjakelloyd:

You may have heard that Jake Lloyd, the young actor who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I, was recently moved to a psychiatric facility to receive treatment for his schizophrenia. However, this was only after spending 10 months in jail, which is sadly the same fate that meets many mentally ill people all over the globe.

So here’s the plan: how about rallying behind him and using Star Wars fandom for some good? Right now we’re raising money for the charity Basic Needs, which serves people with mental illnesses all over the world, including the US.

Founded in 2000, BasicNeeds is a mental health focused international NGO with a global reach spanning 12 countries and growing.

Our mission is to enable people with mental illness or epilepsy and their families to live and work successfully in their communities by combining health, socio-economic and community orientated solutions with changes in policy, practice and resource allocation.

Our vision is that the basic needs of all people living with mental illness and epilepsy throughout the world are met and their basic rights are recognised and respected. [x]

This fundraiser is not affiliated with Jake Lloyd, his family, or Disney/Lucasfilm – this is a fan project only.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE, and please boost this if you can.

A kind person donated
€20.00

today, so now the total stands at
$173.27! But please keep boosting!

Bringing this back for Star Wars Day!

I am VERY pleased to announce that we got a donation of $50 yesterday! But please, keep boosting!

dosomethingniceforjakelloyd:

dosomethingniceforjakelloyd:

You may have heard that Jake Lloyd, the young actor who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I, was recently moved to a psychiatric facility to receive treatment for his schizophrenia. However, this was only after spending 10 months in jail, which is sadly the same fate that meets many mentally ill people all over the globe.

So here’s the plan: how about rallying behind him and using Star Wars fandom for some good? Right now we’re raising money for the charity Basic Needs, which serves people with mental illnesses all over the world, including the US.

Founded in 2000, BasicNeeds is a mental health focused international NGO with a global reach spanning 12 countries and growing.

Our mission is to enable people with mental illness or epilepsy and their families to live and work successfully in their communities by combining health, socio-economic and community orientated solutions with changes in policy, practice and resource allocation.

Our vision is that the basic needs of all people living with mental illness and epilepsy throughout the world are met and their basic rights are recognised and respected. [x]

This fundraiser is not affiliated with Jake Lloyd, his family, or Disney/Lucasfilm – this is a fan project only.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE, and please boost this if you can.

A kind person donated
€20.00

today, so now the total stands at
$173.27! But please keep boosting!

Bringing this back for Star Wars Day!

dosomethingniceforjakelloyd:

dosomethingniceforjakelloyd:

You may have heard that Jake Lloyd, the young actor who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I, was recently moved to a psychiatric facility to receive treatment for his schizophrenia. However, this was only after spending 10 months in jail, which is sadly the same fate that meets many mentally ill people all over the globe.

So here’s the plan: how about rallying behind him and using Star Wars fandom for some good? Right now we’re raising money for the charity Basic Needs, which serves people with mental illnesses all over the world, including the US.

Founded in 2000, BasicNeeds is a mental health focused international NGO with a global reach spanning 12 countries and growing.

Our mission is to enable people with mental illness or epilepsy and their families to live and work successfully in their communities by combining health, socio-economic and community orientated solutions with changes in policy, practice and resource allocation.

Our vision is that the basic needs of all people living with mental illness and epilepsy throughout the world are met and their basic rights are recognised and respected. [x]

This fundraiser is not affiliated with Jake Lloyd, his family, or Disney/Lucasfilm – this is a fan project only.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE, and please boost this if you can.

A kind person donated
€20.00

today, so now the total stands at
$173.27! But please keep boosting!

dosomethingniceforjakelloyd:

The reaction to Jake Lloyd’s illness has made me so angry. Seriously. For every supportive article, there’s a clusterfuck of cruel, mocking, ableist comments (this small sample is not even the worst of them) and I am also mentally ill and I am sad and I am furious.

Does the problem lie with nerd culture? Does the problem lie with Star Wars fans? (Bit of overlap between those two, I know.) Does the problem lie with society in the general, and its innate ableism? God knows. But I am incredibly disillusioned with Star Wars fandom, I really am.

(You can donate to Star Wars Fans for Jake Lloyd here, if you wish. Also, help us flood the Internet with support for him? God knows, he could use it.)