Mental Health

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    Masai Stewart, Mentally Ill Prisoner, Put In Solitary Confinement Despite New York Law

    In the last eight years alone, 23-year-old Masai Stewart has been hospitalized for mental health issues thirteen times. His problems started at least seven years earlier, though, when he was eight, and doctors gave him the first of what would become a long list of diagnoses: ADHD. PTSD from childhoo ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    More Than 145,000 New York Kids Struggle with Mental-Health Conditions

    According to a new study by the Department of Health, New York City preteens struggle with mental illness at rates no higher than their counterparts nationwide. But the numbers are still startling: More than 145,000 city kids -- roughly one in five -- between the ages of six and 12 are reported to h ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2012

    The NYPD's Poor Judgment With the Mentally Ill

    Shereese Francis was in mental distress. After police arrived, she was dead.

  • Voice Choices

    July 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Depressed? Blame The Summer!

    And you thought the Internet was making you depressed... Turns out, there might be another cause to your sadness -- summertime. Yep, you read that right. The SUMMER Apparently, a form seasonal affective disorder, rather appropriately abbreviated as SAD, strikes some during the sunniest months of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Drug Policy Advocates: Cameron Douglas (Son Of Actor Michael Douglas) Doesn't Need More Prison Time, He Needs Treatment

    In 2010, Cameron Douglas, the son of actor Michael Douglas, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he was in possession of heroin and was dealing large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine out of a New York hotel room.Last year, while in prison, Douglas, 33 -- ... More >>

  • Film

    May 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Court Says 'No' to Housing for Mentally Ill

    A New York court has just reversed a legal order requiring that the state provide individualized housing for thousands of mentally ill people. The Associated Press indicates that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan's move could impact other states' court decisions on psychiatric il ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    New Study Links Fast Food to Depression

    If you're a single couch potato with less-than-stellar eating habits, Spanish researchers have bad news for you. They studied people with this profile and found that those who ate junk food--commercial baked goods and fast food--were 51 percent more likely to develop depression.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Soy Sausage Kills 5 at Mexican Drug Rehab Center

    Authorities say that soy sausage has killed five recovering drug addicts and made dozens more ill at a rehab center in Mexico, according to the Associated Press.

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Boozehounds More Likely to Croak at Early Age

    A team of scientists has recently given alcoholics another excuse not to seek help. Swedish researchers claim to have found a genetic link between alcoholism and premature death, according to a recently released report. Alcoholics everywhere have reacted positively to the research, since it sugg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Drunkorexia: The New Not Eating Is Drinking

    ​Experts have identified the latest phenomenon affecting "thousands of women," and it has quite the catchy name. One part binge-drinking and one part anorexia, it is...drunkorexia. Bent on "staying slim" and getting drunk as quickly as possible (and spending money on booze rather than food) on ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2011

    Two Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Solange Lambert and Cosmo Salerno can't wait to take their love outside the walls of an adult home on Coney Island. But for now, they have to wait.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    New Yorkers Are a Bunch of Narcissists (Or Somebody's Just Jealous)

    via ilike/Flickr​Today in psychological studies from the New York Post, there's an intriguing exploration of how full of yourself you must be if you live in New York City. Because a person can't, just, like, move here for a job or something. Anyway, according to the Post, "There is reason to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Alcohol's Deadly Toll

    ​Drowning in drink New Yorkers drink a lot, so there's always a steady stream of hospitalizations and emergency room visits because of booze, and some of the city's immigrant communities are leading the way, according to the Spanish-language daily. In 2009, alcohol led to 70,000 emergency room ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Tribeca Might Get Its Own A-List "Halfway House"

    NYO / Google Maps​The Real Deal says that Hazelden, the renowned, Minnesoate-based addiction clinic, is eyeing a $10 million spot in a Tribeca condominium on West Broadway. Finally, New York's celebrity alkies and drug addicts can get clean in the kind of luxury their fame affords!

  • News

    November 17, 2010

    Ibogaine: Can it Cure Addiction Without the Hallucinogenic Trip?

    The substance has helped addicts kick heroin, meth, and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Newsweek: Antidepressants Depressingly Wonky

    ​An excellent Newsweek cover story today brings the sad news that antidepressants depressingly don't work. Which is sad, because - among other reasons - a lot of people use them. What's even worse, however, is that they work less than placebos.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    School Attacks Highlight Mental Illness, Increasing "Social Pressures" in China

    ​Why do Chinese adults keep attacking Chinese schoolchildren? Most recently: A man broke into a school in the Shandong Province on Friday and beat five preschoolers before setting himself on fire. This has been the fourth assault on Chinese students in just over a month, and the third in thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2010

    Court of Appeals Denies State Lawyers Access to Psychiatric Patients in Nursing Homes

    ​In a 4-3 decision, the New York State Court of Appeals refused this week to order nursing homes to provide lawyers from the state's Mental Health Legal Services access to psychiatric patients and their medical records. The suit sprang from investigative reporting about the Pataki-era practice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    The East Village Braces Itself for a New Bar in Bad Taste: The 13th Step

    Taunting recovering alcoholics since 2010.​Alcoholics Anonymous describes the "13th step" as a "euphemism for inappropriate sexual advances by a member to a newcomer in AA (such as sponsors toward sponsees)." Also used as a verb, "thirteenth stepping" is never seen as a good thing. And so, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Let Your Plate Be the Boss of Your Appetite: Mandometer Device Tells You When to Stop Eating

    Have trouble calling it quits when it comes to a meal? Hook your plate up to Mandometer, a real device that tells you when to stop eating and when to slow down.

  • Dining

    August 11, 2009

    Frank Bruni Shares His Darker Food Secrets in Born Round

    A new memoir from the soon-to-be-former Times restaurant critic

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Scientologist Reveals "Psychiatry" Made Osama Do 9/11

    Update: Original video pulled, here's a clean version. What was really behind 9/11? Now it can be told, at least by Scientologists: psychiatry. It should comes as no shock that Scientologists, who think psychiatry is behind all the great wrongs of the world from the Middle Ages forward, would also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Psych Patients Remember Esmin Green

    On Friday evening, more than 100 people, most of them self-described "psychiatric survivors," gathered outside Kings County Hospital to memorialize Esmin Green. The event was one of 10 candlelight vigils being held around the globe to remember the 49-year-old who died alone while waiting for treatme ... More >>

  • News

    July 16, 2008

    To Catch-22 a Predator

    On Ward's Island, it's legal limbo for men who probably deserve it

  • Specials

    September 18, 2007
  • News

    September 11, 2007

    Shock and Awe

    The stunning comeback of electroshock and other harrowing treatments for the mentally ill

  • News

    May 29, 2007

    Crazy Behavior

    Staff, not inmates, at Brooklyn's biggest psychiatric ward

  • News

    October 3, 2006

    School of Shock

    Inside a school where mentally disturbed students are jolted into good behavior

  • People

    January 17, 2006

    Personality, Interrupted

    Re-branding borderline personality disorder

  • News

    September 27, 2005

    Tanisha's Scars

    Inside Bedford Hills prison, women swallow pins and slice their arms

  • News

    July 26, 2005

    Songs From the Black Chair

    Ten years of listening to the city's most troubled men

  • News

    April 19, 2005

    Baby Madness

    How one young woman's delusions cost her years of freedom

  • Art

    April 5, 2005

    Head Case

    In theory and practice, psychoanalysis flourishes in academia

  • News

    February 15, 2005

    The Drug to End All Drugs

    Addicts may get new lives, as clinical studies of exotic, controversial ibogaine are set to resume

  • Theater

    August 10, 2004
  • News

    July 20, 2004

    Where Justice and Mercy Meet

    In Brooklyn's Mental Health Court, compassion is the rule

  • News

    April 27, 2004

    High Anxiety

    I'm a reasonably happy person—or at least I was before I went into psychotherapy

  • News

    January 6, 2004

    The Suicide of Mr. A

    A Mentally Ill Inmate Slips Through the Cracks—Into the Path of a Subway Train

  • News

    December 9, 2003

    Lost Legacy?

    Gidone Busch's Death Unlikely to Bring NYPD Policy Change

  • News

    April 8, 2003

    'Nervous From the Service'

    Military Psychiatry Revamps Old Tune

  • News

    April 8, 2003

    Shell-Shock and Awe

    On the Past—and Present—of Military Psychiatry

  • News

    October 29, 2002

    CRACK Comes to New York

    Group Pays Addicts for Sterilization

  • News

    October 9, 2001

    When Crazy Is Normal

    Portrait of a Grieving City

  • News

    May 29, 2001
  • News

    May 22, 2001

    Labor’s Loneliest Battles

    New Survey Finds Union Self-Help Programs Point Way in Addiction Struggles

  • Specials

    May 22, 2001
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