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The city lacks the resources to address its residents' urgent mental health needs.

Although the mental health industry eagerly gives A.D.D. diagnoses to little boys who can't sit still, Cho Seung-Hui's illness was ignored.

The desire to impose a narrative on chaotic events leaves the meaning of
the Virginia Tech shootings up for grabs.

In his memoir Wish I Could Be There, Allen Shawn movingly details a life crippled by phobias.

Some people are scaring themselves about the wrong
things in ways that are doing terrorists' work for them. Here's one
physician's prescription for bringing irrational fears under control.

Jeff Weise, teen slayer of ten, including himself, at the Red Lake
Indian reservation in northern Minnesota, was on Prozac, prescribed by
some doc.

Six years after Kip Kinkel, dosed up with Prozac, killed his parents and two students at Thurston High, in Oregon; five years after Eric Harris, dosed with Luvox, embarked on his day of slaughter

Correction:
Editorial tightening created the impression that two drug studies, by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, were one study by Pfizer. We regret the error.

Forty-four states in the United States today bar people with mental illnesses from voting.

The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms,
Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase
letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,

Blogs

Rooting out "thinspiration" in social media is a start, but we must not turn "thinspo" into a scapegoat.

April 23, 2013

Pro basketball player Royce White is laying claim to a powerful tradition by standing up for mental health in a society growing more stressful by the day.

February 13, 2013

Details emerging this week in court about July’s mass shooting show multiple ways the tragedy could have been averted. 

January 9, 2013

Involuntary mental health care and police profiling will not make the United States safer.

December 28, 2012

Mainstream media’s silence on gun control and mental health is the true outrage in the wake of Jovan Belcher's tragic murder-suicide. 

December 5, 2012

Despite a series of voting rights victories, ballot box bullies will still try to dissuade voters.

October 16, 2012

Twenty-two “authors” of a fradulent article ghost-written by Glaxo won't feel the heat.

August 7, 2012

A new study says colleges are unprepared to educate the more than one million veterans expected to enter institutions of higher learning in the next decade. 

August 9, 2011

Under the guidelines, patients would be told that women generally don’t suffer any psychological harm as a result of having an abortion.

March 9, 2011

The organization that funded research bashing donor conception fights against marriage rights for same-sex couples. Should what they say about non-traditional families be trusted?

June 18, 2010