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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. 

Science can be disproved only by its own criteria; when it comes to mental illness, its own criteria are often insufficient.

Blogs

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

It’s one thing to control a sensitive story about a child’s private struggles. It’s another to package it so slickly that a genuine and inspiring message gets drowned out.

December 27, 2013

Even though suicide rates are climbing, the government continues to slash mental health budgets.

October 21, 2013

It’s time to do something about our national gun crisis.

September 23, 2013

Daniel Somers is just one of many Iraq veterans to commit suicide.

June 23, 2013