mental health

Why We Don’t Like Stories in Which the Mentally Ill Heroine Recovers
The surprisingly stable afterlife of the author of 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden'
June 03, 2014

What happens when the author of a classic YA memoir of mental illness grows up?

Were the Isla Vista Killings Preventable? A GOP Congressman Thinks So, and He's Got Bipartisan Support.
May 29, 2014

Rep. Tim Murphy wants families to have more power in handling a mentally ill loved one.

Adjuncts Aren't Just Teaching College Kids, They're Trying to Keep Them Together
The unique privilege of being young, white, female, and relateable
May 25, 2014

They're teaching 76% of college classes. And they're confessor, crisis counselor, and social worker to their students.

Climate Change is Already Causing Asthma. Cancer Too.
May 07, 2014

Six ways a warmer planet is affecting your health right now

Everybody Is Anxious, and Nobody Wants to Talk About It
April 18, 2014

Is it possible that we’ve just watched too many Woody Allen films?

The U.K. Understands How To Treat PTSD. Why Does The U.S. Lag Behind?
New research on soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
February 28, 2014

Two to seven percent of British soliders report PTSD. Twenty-one to twenty-nine percent of Americans display symptoms. What can America do to close this gap?

Six Things the Media Doesn't Understand About Obamacare
November 18, 2013

People losing their insurance is a bigger story, unfortunately, than people getting insurance for the first time.

Should This Inmate Get a State-Financed Sex Change Operation?
What we owe a murderer
October 30, 2013

It depends on what you think we owe society's worst.

Obstructing Obama Isn't in the House GOP's Self-Interest
July 30, 2013

When we last left the House Republicans, they were balking at bipartisan immigration reform while laboring to cut domestic spending to Neanderthal levels, not merely the Eisenhower-era levels of the sequester.

The New Study that Republicans Who Reject Medicaid Must Read
A report indicates just how important it can be in improving poor people's lives
May 01, 2013

A major new study on Medicaid just became public. I know—nothing excites readers more than the phrase “major new study on Medicaid.” Bear with me.