Mental Health

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Solitary Confinement at Rikers Island is Torture and "Inexcusably Extreme," Bronx Defenders Say

    Inmates are placed in solitary confinement at Rikers Island for "inexcusably extreme" amounts of time, a new report charges, "egregiously disproportionate" to the infractions they are alleged to have committed. While in solitary, it can be difficult for inmates to get access to the most basic of ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Letting Go of Stress

    [Editor's note: Every Wednesday New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask:\ Dear Andrew, I'm literally drowning in stress. Anxiety ha ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2013

    The Shaman Will See You Now

    New York's most radical rehab counselor is still standing after a duel with the DEA

  • News

    July 31, 2013

    The Suicide of LeAnn Leutner

    She left behind a baby boy, an estranged lover, and a custody case that would challenge progressive New York

  • Voice Choices

    December 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Eight Artists Who, Like Roky Erickson, Have Struggled With Mental Illness

    It seemed something like a miracle back in 2005 when psychedelic-rock pioneer Roky Erickson -- who plays Bell House in Brooklyn tonight -- took the stage at the Austin, Texas eatery Threadgill's, returning from decades of crippling mental illness and a hermit-like existence that had him pegged as Am ... More >>

  • Theater

    December 14, 2011

    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: Tangled Tuner Tune-up Try

    Harry Connick Jr. gives it his best in a big revamp

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Puppy Makes Grown Man Weep [VIDEO]

    via Animal Planet​Marvin is terrified of pit bulls because of a traumatic experience he had as a child. Forty years ago, this fear would have been undiagnosed and Marvin's phobia would be his secret shame. Because it is 2011, the world gets to watch Marvin break down in tears when confronted b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    City's Methadone Clinics Plagued With Problems, New Report Says

    ​The state funded methadone clinics in New York City are poorly managed, inadequately equipped, and don't provide necessary services to keep recovering addicts from relapsing, according to a new report released today. The report also discloses a campaign of police harassment outside the clinic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Women Have Finally Discovered Booze

    ​Back in the old days, before gender equality and such things, women who drank excessively were considered untoward, ill sots, the kind you wouldn't bring home to your mother, who only had a small sip of sherry when feeling poorly and then spat it out immediately. But today, the world has embr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Men Relax More When Their Wives Are Doing Chores (Seriously)

    ​Today in stereotype-reinforcing studies, we get this: Guess what? The stress levels of married women drop when their husbands help them with chores. But married men relax most when their wives are busy doing things besides relaxing. Hm! And we wonder why women seem to be less interested in ge ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2011

    Killing Mom and Dad on Staten Island

    All-American kid Eric Bellucci fell into madness and violence, leaving his brother and sister behind to wonder if he could have been stopped

  • Film

    January 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Are Depressed Preschoolers More Likely to Read the New York Times?

    ​There's a lengthy piece in the New York Times that takes a look at the admittedly intriguing (and somewhat depressing) question: Can preschoolers be depressed? "Kiran," the 4-year-old featured in the story, was actually diagnosed with preschool depression or "early-onset depression" after may ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 11, 2010

    Loose Screws in Family Week and Asylum

    Beth Henley and James Braly check in for treatment

  • News

    September 25, 2007
  • NYC Life

    February 27, 2007

    A Few Good Users

    Louie Jones wants to unionize chronic drug users in Brooklyn needing help—including himself

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006
  • Film

    November 7, 2006
  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    School That Shocks Gets Slapped

    Fourteen workers at the Judge Rotenberg Center, a residential special education school in Massachusetts that uses skin shocks as a form of "aversive therapy" to treat behavioral problems, have agreed to pay a total $43,000 in fines for calling themselves "psychologists" without being licensed in the ... More >>

  • People

    December 13, 2005

    Busted for Iboga

    Ibogaine enthusiasts get bad vibes from conspiracy arrests

  • Specials

    May 3, 2005
  • News

    September 14, 2004

    Walking the Edge

    NYU confronts its suicide problem with counseling and a questionable questionnaire

  • News

    January 20, 2004

    What They Left Behind

    Suitcases from an insane asylum tell of lives long lost

  • News

    December 16, 2003

    Suicide in the Box

    For the Mentally Ill, Solitary Confinement Can Be a Death Sentence. The Stories of Two Men Who Never Made It Out.

  • News

    November 11, 2003

    Timothy's Cause

    A Dad's Crusade for Better Mental-Health Care

  • NYC Life

    August 19, 2003
  • News

    May 14, 2002

    Lobbying for Leniency

    Scandal-Scarred Adult Homes Buy Pataki Protection

  • Specials

    May 15, 2001
  • News

    May 8, 2001

    AA Unmasked

    The Premier 12-Step Program Has a Killer Drug Problem

  • News

    December 5, 2000

    Sarafem Nation

    Renamed Prozac Targets Huge Market: Premenstrual Women

  • News

    November 28, 2000

    Avoiding the Rush

    Can the Giants’ Kerry Collins Continue to Sidestep the Big Apple Media Blitz?

  • Specials

    November 21, 2000
  • News

    July 11, 2000

    Injecting Big Brother

    New Vaccines May Drug-Proof Kids

  • Specials

    May 16, 2000
  • Books

    April 18, 2000
  • News

    April 18, 2000

    Tumbling Down

    Eating Disorders and the Female Athlete

  • News

    April 4, 2000

    An Unscientific Method?

    Activists and Legislators Urge Safeguards for Human Subjects in Experiments

  • News

    April 4, 2000

    The Shrink Brigade

    Therapists Take On Managed Care

  • News

    February 15, 2000
  • News

    October 12, 1999

    Low Anxiety

    Fear of the Subway Derails Thousands

  • NYC Life

    August 17, 1999
  • News

    June 29, 1999

    Dangerous Moves

    Is 'Yoga Therapy' an Oxymoron?

  • News

    May 4, 1999


    Mental Health Services Lacking in NYC Schools

  • News

    April 13, 1999

    Paying Disorders

    Insurers Shortchange Bulimics and Anorexics

  • News

    February 23, 1999

    Uneasy Exits

    Hasty discharges may put Manhattan Psychiatric Center patients at risk

  • News

    January 19, 1999

    Shrink Rap

    Middlemen Eviscerate Mental Health Benefits

  • News

    January 5, 1999

    Payback Politics

    People in need pay the price for Rudy's revenge

  • News

    October 20, 1998

    Freud vs. Prozac

    The architect of the unconscious faces his greatest challenge

  • News

    October 28, 1997

    The Electronic Couch

    Group Therapy Goes Online

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