How Psychosis and Internet Obsession Brought Two Girls to the Brink of Murder

In 2014, two 12-year-old girls lured a third into the woods and stabbed her repeatedly. The stabbings tell a tragic story about the deficiencies of the mental health and criminal justice systems in the U.S. – and the terrible things that often happen when they collide. Kathleen Hale tells this story in her new book.

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.