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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

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