Mental Health

Trey Gowdy

Trey Gowdy Sent an Intellectually Disabled Man to Death Row Trey Gowdy Sent an Intellectually Disabled Man to Death Row

As a South Carolina district attorney, Gowdy pushed to put Fredrick Evins on death row, even though evidence emerged during the trial that Evins is intellectually disabled.

Oct 26, 2015 / Spencer Woodman

Self as Sovereign

Self as Sovereign Self as Sovereign

Where do we get the notion of mind as separate from body?

Oct 22, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Emily Wilson

Fight for 15 protest

It’s Science: Raising the Minimum Wage Would Make America a Happier Place It’s Science: Raising the Minimum Wage Would Make America a Happier Place

The American Psychological Association is marshaling research that shows alleviating poverty improves mental health.

Oct 15, 2015 / Benjamin Ryan

Miriam Toews (credit: Carol Loewen)

The Unfathomable Sadness The Unfathomable Sadness

Miriam Toews writes about death and mental illness without sentimentality or sweeping platitudes.

Sep 10, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Lauren Oyler

The Trailer for ‘Concussion’ Should Give Roger Goodell Night Sweats

The Trailer for ‘Concussion’ Should Give Roger Goodell Night Sweats The Trailer for ‘Concussion’ Should Give Roger Goodell Night Sweats

The forthcoming film Concussion, starring Will Smith, is coming for the NFL.

Aug 31, 2015 / Dave Zirin

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

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