Arts & Culture

Mr. Lasso goes to Washington to Talk Mental Health

The cast of Ted Lasso, the hit Apple TV+ show about a fictional British soccer team, came to the White House to meet with President Biden and talk about mental health, a major theme of the show. They also made a brief appearance in the White House press briefing room.…

The Myth of Normal

Gabor Maté’s book explores childhood trauma’s devastating impact on people and our society – and what we can do to reverse the damage.

Lonely in America

Loneliness is natural, “designed to alert its host to a need, just like sensations of hunger or thirst or exhaustion.”

MindSite News, Ken Burns Presents and WETA present a live back-to-school event: A Conversation About Youth Mental Health and the Making of Hiding in Plain Sight

As students return to school after 2-1/2 years of pandemic stress and setbacks, concerns about the mental health of young people have never been greater. We invite you to join us for a MindSite News Live Interview focused on youth mental health. Our guests will be some of the people behind…

Why Is Mental Illness Dogged by Stigma?

In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker makes a compelling argument to embrace neurodiversity while tracing the stigma of mental illness back to the Industrial Revolution.

Love in the Ruins

Caring for her brilliant husband who developed early onset Alzheimer’s, Pru is isolated, exhausted and lonely. But she has no intention of sending him to a nursing home.

The Empire of Depression

When should sorrow be considered sickness? Historian Jonathan Sadowsky ponders this question as he explores the history of depression treatments.

Introducing: MindSite News Review of Books

Welcome to the newest section of our arts and culture coverage: The MindSite News Review of Books. We’ll be bringing you the latest book reviews, recommendations, dispatches and author interviews about all things mental health from critics, authors and reporters. We also welcome ideas on new books to review –…

On the Couch with TV’s Ted Lasso: Hit Soccer Show Champions Therapy

Everyone, it seems, loves Ted Lasso. His fans include Diane Sawyer, Dolly Parton, and Ryan Reynolds — no small feat for a fictional football coach from Kansas City who finds himself in charge of a struggling English Premier League soccer team. “Ted Lasso”, the winsome Emmy-winning comedy series on Apple+…