New York City on Tuesday agreed to pay $5.75 million to the mother of a mentally ill black man who died in 2013 after he was found in his cell naked and covered in feces at Rikers Island, court records show. Bradley Ballard, 39, was locked in his cell at the problem-plagued New York City jail...
My first piece I wrote for this site was about mental illness within minority communities. I spoke a little on my own personal experiences, but since then have decided there is so much more to share. The not so "fun" raw details of what...Show More Summary
What do you do when you find yourself trapped with a partner who thinks your illness is the hottest thing about you?
My current work as a forensic coordinator for a hospital in Baltimore brings me into daily contact with people who are in the court system. Every day I run mental assessments to help the court decide whether mental illness is responsible for a person’s visit to the local courthouse. Show More Summary
International rights group says Pakistan's Supreme Court has overturned appeal for Imdad Ali's life
It’s no secret that there’s a veil of shame surrounding mental illness. Nearly one in five American adults will experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Yet only 25 percent of people with a psychological condition feel that others are understanding or compassionate about their illness, according to the U.S. Show More Summary
Just 35 percent of pastors who talk about mental illness several times a year.
Back in 1981 on the 69th of Ronald Reagan’s 2,922 days as president, he walked by a mentally ill 26-year-old with a movie fantasy playing in his head and a … Click to Continue »
Please welcome Barbara Claypole White as our guest today. A Brit living in North Carolina, Barbara Claypole White writes hopeful family drama with a healthy dose of mental illness. Her debut novel, The Unfinished Garden, won the 2013 Golden Quill Contest for Best First Book, and The In-Between Hour was chosen by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) […]
In a truly epic, long interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Bruce Springsteen ruminates on everything from his late father’s mental illness, to his childhood obsession with Elvis, to a somewhat horrifying story in which an elderly priest roughs up lil' Bruce mid-mass. Besides the penetrating look into ... More »
In Georgia one in five adults suffer from some kind of mental illness, and the rate is higher in adults over age 60. “When people get older, they fall off the map in terms of mental health services,” says Dr. William McDonald, a geriatric psychiatrist who heads the Fuqua Center.
He also revealed the percentage of homeless people in San Francisco that have mental illness or substance abuse problems. [ more › ]
The public is deeply skeptical about the profession—but given the problems of addiction, depression and other forms of mental illness, we need it more than ever -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A federal appeals court handed down a major ruling last week packed with progressive ideas about the constitutional rights of those disabled by mental illness. But liberals didn’t cheer the decision or tout it as a landmark affirmation of liberty and minority rights. Show More Summary
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO), an international non-governmental organization working to secure human rights for all human beings, has submitted a written contribution to the Human Rights Council’s upcoming review of the Netherlands. Show More Summary
The family of a mentally ill black man seeks justice after Sacramento police finally showed them video of officers gunning down 50-year-old Joseph Mann during a foot chase in July. Mann’s family has been asking to see video evidence of the shooting captured by a surveillance cameras, and now...
Police were concerned about possible terrorist activity when they found weapons stockpile.
Since Qiao’s death last Friday night, Chinese social media has seen an outpouring of emotion from fans of the young star, who are discussing not just the tragedy of his death, but also the broader tragedy of mental illness and depressive disorders remaining largely out of sight in modern China.
Terrill Thomas’ death from dehydration has been ruled a homicide. It’s hard to imagine how the coroner could have reached any other conclusion, even in a country where drapetomania excited delirium is an accepted cause of death: This is the second such death caused by guards shutting off an inmate’s water at this jail. Fellow […]