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And it’ll take more than self-empowerment to truly free us from the expectation of marriage.

Nearly $9 billion per year is spent locking up people struggling with mental illness.

Fort Hood shooting

Since 2002, veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing family, friends, strangers and—in appalling numbers—themselves.

Still from TV show Homeland with two characters

Afflicted with a mental disorder, Carrie Mathison is an unlikely American hero, and seems a bad bet besides.

A flag flies at half-mast in Newtown

In crafting laws after the horrifying killings in Connecticut, it’s crucial that we recognize our own collective trauma before we rush to act.

Guns and Mental Illness: Tragedies in Waiting

There is a certain kind of madness in peddling guns to Americans while dismantling our mental health system.

Anne Roiphe

Anne Rophie’s Art and Madness, Millicent Monk’s Songs of Three Islands, Maisie Houghton’s Pitch Uncertain.

BBC/PRI's "The World" interviews reporter Joshua Kors about his ongoing series on the deliberate misdiagnosis of injured returning veterans. 

Blogs

We need to listen to basketball player and mental health advocate Royce White’s thoughts on budding NBA star Larry Sanders’s decision to walk away from the game.

March 9, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015

Obama’s proposal to fund home visiting services is a laudable step toward serving the comprehensive needs of parents, whether they are working or not.

February 4, 2015

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

New documents raise questions about the soldier's mental health. 

June 12, 2014

Close to 20 percent of high school students have admitted to being cyberbullied in the last year.

May 9, 2014

Jerome Murdough was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell after it had reached temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

March 20, 2014

A triggering event can be so individual, so specific, that there is no anticipating it.

March 6, 2014

To prevent mental illness in American soldiers, bring them home.

February 4, 2014

Former Iowa State basketball star and mental-health advocate Royce White gives Dave Zirin what he is calling his “last interview with a sports journalist.”

January 17, 2014