Mental Health

Prison Education

Prison Education Reduces Recidivism by Over 40 Percent. Why Aren’t We Funding More of It? Prison Education Reduces Recidivism by Over 40 Percent. Why Aren’t We Funding More of It?

Giving prisoners access to financial aid for college tuition is the first step towards “de-carceration.”

Aug 17, 2015 / Michelle Chen

Can Living With Long-Term Drought Cause Trauma?

Can Living With Long-Term Drought Cause Trauma? Can Living With Long-Term Drought Cause Trauma?

While climate scientists warn about the dangers droughts pose to the natural world, Dr. Irwin Redlener worries about its effects on minds and bodies.

Jul 20, 2015 / Sarah Goodyear

Charleston March for Black Lives

Guns and the New Civil-Rights Movement: Charleston Is Not Sandy Hook Guns and the New Civil-Rights Movement: Charleston Is Not Sandy Hook

The Charleston shooting had more to do with racism and white supremacy than gun control regulation.

Jul 16, 2015 / Dante Barry

A protest against the death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes

Was This Victim of a Police Shooting Dangerous, or Just Sick? Was This Victim of a Police Shooting Dangerous, or Just Sick?

What the cops saw made all the difference.

Jul 16, 2015 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

Gaza

Gaza’s Mental-Health Crisis and the Trauma of Permanent War Gaza’s Mental-Health Crisis and the Trauma of Permanent War

On the anniversary of the 2014 war, Gaza’s kids are still trying to recover from years of cascading violence.

Jul 2, 2015 / Feature / Jen Marlowe

Ferguson Police

The Greatest Threats to American National Security Are Guns and the Police The Greatest Threats to American National Security Are Guns and the Police

When toddler killings outpace terror killings in the United States, the biggest problem is not jihad.

Jun 23, 2015 / Tom Engelhardt

Rikers Island

‘Worse Than Forgetfulness’: Prison Escapes, Prison Suicides, Prison Conditions ‘Worse Than Forgetfulness’: Prison Escapes, Prison Suicides, Prison Conditions

Two stories in the news represent two very different forms of liberation from the same broken and oppressive system.

Jun 9, 2015 / Back Issues / Richard Kreitner and Back Issues

All the Single Ladies Aren’t So Privileged

All the Single Ladies Aren’t So Privileged All the Single Ladies Aren’t So Privileged

And it’ll take more than self-empowerment to truly free us from the expectation of marriage.

May 13, 2015 / Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Royce White on Larry Sanders, Mental Wellness and the NBA

Royce White on Larry Sanders, Mental Wellness and the NBA Royce White on Larry Sanders, Mental Wellness and the NBA

We need to listen to basketball player and mental health advocate Royce White’s thoughts on budding NBA star Larry Sanders’s decision to walk away from the game.

Mar 9, 2015 / Blog / Dave Zirin

Is Welfare Reform Causing Earlier Deaths?

Is Welfare Reform Causing Earlier Deaths? Is Welfare Reform Causing Earlier Deaths?

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

Feb 17, 2015 / Blog / Michelle Chen

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