Mental Health

Suicide Rate Climbs by 30 Percent in Kansas as Government Slashes Mental Health Budgets

Suicide Rate Climbs by 30 Percent in Kansas as Government Slashes Mental Health Budgets Suicide Rate Climbs by 30 Percent in Kansas as Government Slashes Mental Health Budgets

Even though suicide rates are climbing, the government continues to slash mental health budgets.

Oct 21, 2013 / Blog / Allison Kilkenny

When Mental Illness Meets US Gun Culture

When Mental Illness Meets US Gun Culture When Mental Illness Meets US Gun Culture

It’s time to do something about our national gun crisis.

Sep 23, 2013 / Blog / Marie Myung-Ok Lee

The ‘Thinspiration’ Behind an Impossible Ideal of Beauty

The ‘Thinspiration’ Behind an Impossible Ideal of Beauty The ‘Thinspiration’ Behind an Impossible Ideal of Beauty

Rooting out "thinspiration" in social media is a start, but we must not turn "thinspo" into a scapegoat.

Apr 23, 2013 / Blog / Chloe Angyal

Madness in the Method: On ‘Homeland’

Madness in the Method: On ‘Homeland’ Madness in the Method: On ‘Homeland’

Afflicted with a mental disorder, Carrie Mathison is an unlikely American hero, and seems a bad bet besides.

Apr 10, 2013 / Books & the Arts / Miriam Markowitz

NBA Player Royce White: Mental Health Revolutionary

NBA Player Royce White: Mental Health Revolutionary NBA Player Royce White: Mental Health Revolutionary

Pro basketball player Royce White is laying claim to a powerful tradition by standing up for mental health in a society growing more stressful by the day.

Feb 13, 2013 / Blog / Dave Zirin

Three Ways Sensible Gun Control Could Have Prevented Aurora Shootings

Three Ways Sensible Gun Control Could Have Prevented Aurora Shootings Three Ways Sensible Gun Control Could Have Prevented Aurora Shootings

Details emerging this week in court about July’s mass shooting show multiple ways the tragedy could have been averted. 

Jan 9, 2013 / Blog / George Zornick

Dangerous Rush to Legislate on Surveillance and Mental Health? Dean Spade [VIDEO]

Dangerous Rush to Legislate on Surveillance and Mental Health? Dean Spade [VIDEO] Dangerous Rush to Legislate on Surveillance and Mental Health? Dean Spade [VIDEO]

Involuntary mental health care and police profiling will not make the United States safer.

Dec 28, 2012 / Blog / Laura Flanders

After Newtown, Beware Fear-Driven Policymaking

After Newtown, Beware Fear-Driven Policymaking After Newtown, Beware Fear-Driven Policymaking

In crafting laws after the horrifying killings in Connecticut, it’s crucial that we recognize our own collective trauma before we rush to act.

Dec 19, 2012 / Column / Melissa Harris-Perry

Dave Zirin: ‘I Applaud Bob Costas’ Dave Zirin: ‘I Applaud Bob Costas’

Mainstream media’s silence on gun control and mental health is the true outrage in the wake of Jovan Belcher's tragic murder-suicide. 

Dec 5, 2012 / Nation in the News / Press Room

The Psychological Toll of Voter Suppression The Psychological Toll of Voter Suppression

Despite a series of voting rights victories, ballot box bullies will still try to dissuade voters.

Oct 16, 2012 / Blog / Melissa Harris-Perry

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