Lonely in America

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

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.