What do Halloween stereotypes and mental illness have in common?
SALT LAKE CITY -- Do the historic misunderstanding of the mentally ill and our traditional celebration of Halloween have anything in common? I began to wonder about the connection between mental illness and Halloween at a recent community activity I ...
Who’s to blame – mental illness!
Mental illness does exist for a lot of people, but the people I’ve known who truly suffer with it are not the ones committing atrocious acts. I’m afraid, from what I’ve heard recently I would have a hard time considering mental illness as a defense.
Ward: When does ordinary life become a mental illness?
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, American psychiatry’s manual ... you’ll probably hear this: “I don’t do talk-therapy; I diagnose and medicate.” The diagnosis, not you or your story, is treated ...
What Do We Actually Know About the Relationship Between Mental Illness and Mass Shootings?
People with serious mental illnesses, like schizophrenia, do have a slightly higher risk of committing violence than members of the general population. Yet most violence is not attributable to mental illness. Can you walk us through the numbers?
Confusing Asperger’s with mental illness, and mental illness with evil
As a baby reporter in Texas, I covered what we euphemistically called mental health services in ... but calling illness by its modern name is important. We have so much hard work to do, and on multiple fronts, that we can’t afford to set off in the ...