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Black mental health matters. That's why Stevante Clark deserves treatment instead of jail

While mental illness in America is generally misunderstood and demonized, black people who experience it are stigmatized in multiple ways. In a …

Mental Health

Feeling Hyper-Sensitive? It May Be Your ADHD

If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may notice that you have strong emotional reactions to things that other people seem …

Autism

If we’d done something differently, would he still be here? – I lost my dad to suicide

The problem with suicide is that there are so many questions left open and unanswered.<p>Did I let him down?<p>Did he know that I loved him?<p>Why did he feel …

Mental Health

Lamar Odom Talks Marijuana and His 'Harsh' Anxiety: 'I Put Myself in Terrible Situations'

Lamar Odom — ex-husband of new mom Khloé Kardashian — made an appearance on Friday at a Los Angeles area marijuana dispensary to tout his new …

Profit

Hear Prince’s original version of “Nothing Compares 2 U”

The newly unearthed 1984 track will be released as a 7" single on May 25<p><b>Prince’s</b> original 1984 recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”, the song made …

Felice

Unarmed Teen Killed by Police Was ‘Simply Backing His Mom’s Minivan’ Out of Garage, Lawsuit Claims

The 17-year-old was home alone when officers were called to the red-brick house to check on him after he’d allegedly threatened to harm himself on …

Kansas City

My Struggle To Find Peace As The Daughter Of A Serial Killer

Suzan Barnes was the daughter of a newspaper executive and a well-heeled country club divorcee with two teenage kids. Jim Carson, my father, was the hippie son of an oil executive; he had a wife and a young daughter. The night they met at a party in 1978, they pushed away from their families, moved …

Crime

The First Day Back At Work After Six Months In A Psychiatric Hospital

I almost talked myself out of a great job simply because I couldn’t believe that people could accept me after everything that’s …

Mental Health

Autism . Inclusive Communities . PBS Parents | PBS

How to Help Children with Autism<p>By Fredda Brown, Ph.D., Sima Gerber, Ph.D. and Christopher M. Oliva, Ph.D.<p>City University of New York - Queens College<p>…

Autism

The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

I never got any help, any kind of therapy. I never told anyone.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>X⁠—<p>Last week I returned to Amherst. It’s been years since I was there, the time we met. I was hoping that you’d show up again; I even …

Empathy

Here Are 31 YA Books You Should Absolutely Read This Spring

Get ready to run to your library.

Books

The Trauma of Everyday Gun Violence in New Orleans

There's a vast, undiagnosed epidemic of PTSD in communities of color plagued by violence, and many young men are struggling to cope on their own.<p><b>This story appears in VICE magazine's Dystopia and Utopia Issue. Click HERE to subscribe.</b><p>On an early afternoon in 2015, several days before Christmas, …

Mental Health

Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America's white gangs

White gangs are less covered by the media, and less punished – even though 53% of gang members in Mississippi are white<p>When he was 13, three white teenage boys beat Benny Ivey. They aimed for his chest as his back pressed against the wall of his friend’s house in Florence, Mississippi. The skinny …

Crime

Child mental health: When it feels like no one is listening

For some parents, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are a lifeline. But for Adele and her 15-year-old son it was a case of frustration, long waiting times and a lack of continuity.<p>We approached the NHS trust responsible for Adele's son's initial referral to CAMHS, but they were …

Mental Health

The 20 True Crime Books On Goodreads With The Highest Ratings From Users

Fans of all things strange, puzzling and decidedly creepy, rejoice! It's Mystery and Thriller Week on Goodreads and the site has compiled all of your …

Books

‘So here I am, held against my will on suicide watch at a psych ward, this is Hour 3’ | The Star

So here I am, held against my will on suicide watch at a psych ward. This is Hour 3.<p>A resident physician asks another patient, as he asked me, “This …

Depression

When Someone You Love Is an Alcoholic or Addict

Living with an addict can be a living hell. Unpredictable and dangerous, yet sometimes exciting and romantic. Never knowing when we’ll be blamed or …

Drug Addiction

Book reviews: Crime fiction round-up

Force of NatureJane Harper (MacMillan $32.99) Harper's debut The Dry - set in the Australian outback - was one of the best thrillers of 2017 and set …

Books

The History and Rise of Mass Public Shootings

Mass murder is not a recent phenomenon in the U.S. As far back as July 26, 1764, a teacher and 10 students were shot dead by four Lenape Native …

Guns

15 Books That Have Been Called 'The Next Great American Novel' — And What To Read Instead

It’s the dream of every American writer: the siren song of writing “the next great American novel”. A novel that, as Lena Dunham (and, admittedly, …

Literature

3 New Books About Cutting Friend and Family Ties

We all have that one friend or family member who just seemed to disappear. Whether it’s a childhood friend who ditched your group, an ostracized sibling, or a person you just can’t seem to understand anymore, they remind us of how tenuous our social connections are. The three new novels in this …

Books

7 Things Those Who Love A Woman With Anxiety Need To Know

This is amazingly insightful and really humanizes the issue. I like how it breaks everything down to more of a science, not a bunch of assumptions …

Mental Health

73 Teens Shot To Death In The 37 Days Since The Parkland Massacre

Life was only just beginning for Daekwon Tobar. At 17, the South Bend, Indiana, teen was starting to figure out some of the keys to success in the adult world: good eye contact, a firm handshake and a confident tone of voice.<p>Daekwon was still in school, but he wanted to be a welder when he …

El Paso

Theory of Mind: Understanding Others in a Social World

Hoogenhout, M. & Malcolm-Smith, S. (2016). Theory of mind predicts severity level in autism. <i>Autism, 21</i>(2), 242-252. doi:10.1177/1362361316636758<p>Kloo …

Autism

Quitting Heroin in the Sunshine State

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — I live in Florida, where I have been in treatment for drug addiction for the last year, through periods of recovery and occasions of relapse.<p>People have long traveled to Florida to get lost — to convalesce by the beach and get well, or to die. And I have known quite a few …

Drug Addiction

How To Be OK When Your Life Isn't

The 4 things that resilient people do to get through the hard times<p>In my work as a therapist people oftentimes present with feeling like nothing in …

Mental Health

The Top 10 Personality Disorders: Symptoms and Signs

There’s a “Top 10” list of just about everything these days and as the year comes to an end, it seems that we like to do a “countdown” of just about …

Psychology

I was the father with a needle in his arm. How I took my life back from heroin.

Who I became has a lot to do with my upbringing and the adversities I faced.<p>Growing up biracial and without a father in a predominantly white, affluent New Jersey suburb left me with feelings of abandonment and indifference. While most of my friends had two parents and nice houses, I had a mother …

To Talk About Guns, Let’s Start With A Grieving Mother’s Silence

In spite of our disagreements, can we at least find common ground in the love we have for our children? asks Jay Baruch.

Gun Control

16-Year-Old Boy Beat His Friend to Death With a Baseball Bat in Jealous Rage, Police Say

(LAKE WALES, Fla.) — A Florida sheriff says a 16-year-old boy who apparently was jealous that another teen was in a relationship with a girl he …

Crime