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Mental Health news and analysis from The Nation
August 18, 2021
How the Pandemic Changed Young People’s Relationship to Substances
During a year of isolation, many young adults increased their consumption of alcohol and other drugs.
August 11, 2021
Do We Need Police?
A former police lieutenant debates an abolitionist.
August 4, 2021
War Is Anything but Sacred. Ask Those Who Fought.
Stark realities haunt our troops, even as we glorify and celebrate their regrets.
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.
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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.
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.