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Mental Health news and analysis from The Nation
May 25, 2023
Stanford’s Title IX Policies Fail to Protect Student Survivors
The university’s unique rules add incentives to dismiss cases and reverse disciplinary actions, potentially allowing sexual predators to remain on campus.
May 24, 2023
John Fetterman’s Public Battle With Depression Is Shattering Stigma
The Pennsylvania senator’s decisions to temporarily step away from Congress and to discuss his mental health will save lives.
May 22, 2023
The Democratic Party’s Dianne Feinstein Problem Has Become a Quagmire
The senator’s refusal to retire has left her party with nothing but bad options.
May 22, 2023
When “Suicide Watch” Becomes a Death Sentence
Instead of the help they need, people in prisons and jails with mental health issues are often left alone to suffer—and sometimes die.
Katie Rose Quandt
May 4, 2023
One Man Killed Jordan Neely—but We All Failed Him
Everything about Neely’s death is a symptom of our collective rot—from the way we treat poverty as a crime to the way we treat soldiers as weapons that can be stowed.
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April 17, 2023
Should Courts Be Able to Mandate Psychiatric Care?
Sasha Abramsky argues that court-mandated care connects unhoused individuals to supportive services, while Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu and Ruth Sangree write that psychiatric incarceration is cruel and ineffective.
Stefanie Lyn Kaufman-Mthimkhulu
April 7, 2023
Democrats Can Win on Trans Issues—but Only if They Fight
Though culture war bigotry loses at the ballot box, centrist Democrats have been too quick to surrender.
April 6, 2023
Being Openly Trans in High School Is Already Hard. Republicans Want to Make It Impossible.
Right-wing politicians are not “protecting children” by restricting gender-affirming treatment. They are forcing a generation of trans people to stay in the closet.
April 5, 2023
What Survivors of War Can Tell Us About Our Broken Health Care System
Policy-makers once so prepared to place veterans in harm’s way are remarkably unprepared to care for them when they are no longer of direct use.
March 29, 2023
Disability Is Always Someone Else’s Problem
Why I’m not celebrating Disabilities Awareness Month.
Marie Myung-Ok Lee