Tag: mental health
My AsylumFebruary 2015
After more than a century, Britain’s notorious asylums were slated for closure. Where does that leave the people they actually healed?
Amy Butcher: Why It’s Called A Life SentenceSeptember 2014
Kevin became interesting only after the night he walked me home, committed his crime, and called the police.
Geoff Watkinson: Empathy and Infrastructure for Mental Health CareAugust 2014
How to wean our mental health system off a diet of pills and insufficient medical access.
Lois Beckett: Violence and Mental HealthJune 2014
An interview with behavioral health expert Dr. Jeffrey Swanson, who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence.
Lois Beckett: Why Hospitals Are Failing Civilians Who Get PTSDMarch 2014
What happens when civilians soldier on.
Lois Beckett: The PTSD Crisis That’s Being IgnoredFebruary 2014
Not all trauma happens in Afghanistan.
Jennifer Percy: We Kill Ourselves Because We Are HauntedJanuary 2014
'I wanted to talk to veterans and the families of veterans for the same reason that many were telling me I could not talk to them.' An excerpt from Demon Camp.
Mark Brazaitis: Suicide Epidemic Isn’t Only the Stuff of My FictionOctober 2013
One writer’s fictions overlap, alarmingly, with reality.
Heaven, Hell, and EarthOctober 2013
Mental health, spiritual healers, and the hidden afterlife of war in Sierra Leone.