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A mother helps son in his struggle with schizophrenia

Naomi Haskell helps her son, Spencer, get past the hurdles in life presented by his schizophrenia. She spends her days torn between worry and hope.<p>Naomi Haskell helps her son Spencer deal with the challenges presented by his schizophrenia. She spends her days torn between worry and hope.<p>HOUSTON — …

Freefall into Madness: The Fresno County Jail’s Barbaric Treatment of the Mentally Ill

<b>Reported and written by Fresno State journalists Sam LoProto, Damian Marquez, Angel Moreno, Jacob Rayburn, Brianna Vaccari, Liana Whitehead and their</b> …

Crime

Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

It really does take a village: How Memphis is fixing healthcare

<b>Rev. Dr. Eric L. Winston</b><p>One hospital and hundreds of churches race to heal America’s most impoverished city — and save money too<p>Alex Halperin<p>September 3, 2013 11:44am (UTC)<p>“First and foremost, I give honor to God.”<p>Carole Dickens, a registered nurse, stood before the black congregation at Lakeview …

Inside the National Suicide Hotline: Preventing the Next Tragedy

Instead, she was a tourist wanting Hines to take her picture. The look of desperation on his face apparently didn’t register. Elation crumpled into …

Surviving Anxiety

I've tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation's most common mental illness.<p>I’ve finally settled on a pre-talk regimen that enables me to avoid the weeks of anticipatory misery that the approach of a public-speaking engagement would otherwise produce.<p>Let’s say …

Behind the yellow door, a man’s mental illness worsens

Everyone is worried about the man in the house.<p>His ex-wife, his mother, his father, his neighbors, the psychiatrists he has seen and no longer sees, they are all concerned because he has been alone in the house in suburban Maryland for two years.<p>No one knows what he is doing. No one knows what he …

Part 1 of 3: Brave and afraid and heading down the longest road - Michael Bourne's struggle with mental illness

Brave and afraid and heading down the longest road<p>He was an ebullient boy, quick to laugh and easy to love. And then, at 17, the shadow fell. A …

Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid? — ProPublica

<i>This story was co-published with The Daily Beast.</i><p>In August 2009, Mindi, a 25-year-old struggling new parent, experienced what doctors later concluded …

May 2013

Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future

After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely?<p><b>A</b> …

An Unthinkably Modern Miracle

A brief anatomy lesson before we begin. Your urethra is a small tube that (if you’re a guy) runs nine inches from the base of your bladder to the tip …

Miami: How Rising Sea Levels Endanger South Florida

I began reporting this piece in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I had seen what the hurricane’s nine-foot storm surge had done to New York City …