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Mental Health | Mental Health

john-bateson's picture
Jul.31.2011
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful and most photographed structures in the world. It's also the most deadly. More than 1,500 people have died jumping off the bridge, making it far and away the top suicide site on earth. It's also the only international landmark without a suicide...
dennis-m-cass's picture
May.21.2009
When journalist Dennis Cass was nineteen years old his stepfather, Bill, suffered from a psychotic break. Cass tried to commit him to a mental institution only to watch Bill escape from a cab en route to a Harlem hospital and run raving down the streets of Manhattan. Some fifteen years later, a...
mindy-lewis's picture
Nov.16.2008
LIFE INSIDE, a memoir by Mindy Lewis (Atria Books, 2002; Washington Square Press, 2003; 358 pgs.), explores the inner life of an adolescent girl confined for 27 months to the adolescent unit of the NYS Psychiatric Institute in the mid-1960s. A vivid first person exploration of life inside a...
marcia-meier's picture
Nov.14.2008
A four-part series examining the woeful state of mental health care in the United States, with detailed descriptions of the history of mental health care and why it's failed, how it has impacted the numbers of homeless on the streets and the jail and prison populations, and a look at programs that...
norah-vincent's picture
Nov.13.2008
The journalist who famously lived as a man commits herself-literally   Norah Vincent's New York Times bestselling book, Self-Made Man, ended on a harrowing note. Suffering from severe depression after her eighteen months living disguised as a man, Vincent felt she was a danger to herself. On the...
jean-boyd's picture
Nov.11.2008
My book, THE GREATEST ESCAPE: Travel the Quantum Path to Personal Freedom, challenges old ideas about therapy and personal growth.  It shines a spotlight on the individual as having both the responsibility and the capability of self transformation.  Perhaps most revolutionary is the realization...
joe-livernois's picture
Jul.21.2008
Estranged from his father for 23 years, Joe Livernois recently joined his siblings for a reunion in the heart of Mexico to celebrate the old man's 80th birthday. The Road to Guanajuato is a personal account of the circumstances that led to the estrangement. They may not have found what they thought...
jeff-bell's picture
Mar.05.2008
Nagging doubt: It's a part of everyday life, and so too is the inclination to act on it. Who hasn't doubled back to check on a door or appliance? But what if one check wasn't enough? Nor two or three? And what if that doubt grew so intense that physical senses became all but useless? Such was the...
clea-simon's picture
Dec.31.2007
"An evocative, sensitive, and beautifully crafted memoir by a journalist whose older sister and brother each suffered from schizophrenia; the brother ultimately committed suicide. ... Simon does so many things well. She clearly explains the two major psychoses (schizophrenia and bipolar, or...