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Mental Health news and analysis from The Nation
July 15, 2021
For Women Under Conservatorship, Forced Birth Control Is Routine
Advocates were not surprised when Britney Spears said she wasn’t allowed to have her IUD removed. They’d heard similar stories before.
June 25, 2021
#FreeBritney Is Damn Right
The law has failed Britney Spears and likely many others—young, old, often female. Now it’s time to change it.
June 17, 2021
Covid-19 Stopped Progress on the Drug Epidemic in Its Tracks
Bold policy changes are needed now to save lives.
May 28, 2021
The Other Epidemic Killing Americans
People are dying at record rates from opioid overdoses, and harm reduction advocates are asking the Biden administration to overhaul how it deals with the crisis.
May 28, 2021
Housing Alone Won’t Solve California’s Homelessness Problem
Without mental health services, drug treatment programs, and job training for ex-prisoners, California's most vulnerable population will remain at risk.
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May 11, 2021
Covid’s Spread Ignores All Borders
This global pandemic must remain our collective battle.
April 20, 2021
Passport to greater freedom… carefully.
April 12, 2021
The Tiredness Virus
Covid-19 has driven us into a collective fatigue.
March 18, 2021
The Essential Pandemic Relief Bill Is Medicare for All
Covid-19 further revealed that a for-profit health care system doesn’t work. A coalition of House Democrats has reintroduced the bill that secures health care as a human right.
March 17, 2021
Awaiting a Second Spring, and the Growth of Living Things
On gardens, fellow feeling, and whether “we’re all in this together” shall transcend cliché, on the cusp of another surreal spring.