Loneliness is natural, “designed to alert its host to a need, just like sensations of hunger or thirst or exhaustion.”
Author Maia Szalavitz makes a formidable case that embracing harm reduction will help end the opioid overdose epidemic.
“Crying in H Mart” helps a Korean-American family through grievous loss.
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.
Sylvia Plath was lauded for her genius as a poet, but danger was lurking. This novel examines her profound legacy.
Sam Quinones offers a powerful journalistic account of how fentanyl and P2P meth came to ravage our country and users’ psyches – and how people addicted can recover.
Talented journalist Stephanie Foo thought she had conquered her demons from an abusive childhood. So why was she so bereft?
We Black people—Black Americans in this case—know hard times, but our lives also sparkle with joy. Black joy, and not just Black trauma, is our inheritance.
Some librarians used to make jokes about Fahrenheit 451 as they pushed back on threats of censorship. But now it hits too close to home.
We are in the #GoodVibesOnly age, and it’s kind of a bummer. The book Toxic Positivity points the way toward authenticity.
As with the fight for civil rights or climate change, it’s going to take a movement, with families at the core of that effort. We need to reframe this crisis as more than a medical challenge: It is an issue of social justice.
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.