Depression

Ned Vizzini, Author Of 'It's Kind Of A Funny Story', Dead At 32
If you've read the book or seen the movie, you know it's about a young man struggling with suicidal thoughts. The author's depression got him in the end. Read more...
U.S. Lobotomized 2,000 Veterans
“They got the notion they were going to come to give me a lobotomy,” says Mr. Tritz, a World War II bomber pilot. “To hell with them.” Read more...
We know that there are tragic and lasting damage done to football players due to head injuries. What are we going to do now to prevent them? Read more...
Dear Christian GOP: Who Would Republican Jesus Starve?
The House GOP voted today to slash food stamps during a depression. Read more...
New York Promised Help For Mentally Ill Inmates – But Still Sticks Many In Solitary
In New York, inmates diagnosed with “serious” disorders should be protected from solitary confinement. But since that policy began, the number of inmates diagnosed with such disorders has dropped. Read more...

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Via Gawker are the heartbreaking last words of a veteran of the Iraq war...his suicide note to his family. Read more...
President Obama delivers remarks to open the National Conference on Mental Health at the White House, part of the Administration’s effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness about mental health. Read more...
I really enjoyed watching Paul Krugman on Morning Joe today, responding to the paid deficit hawkery of Very Serious People Ed Rendell and Richard Haas. (Watch for the return of the invisible bond market vigilantes!) He talked about why there's Read more...
Austerity is perhaps the single worst idea to come from the political elite over the past half decade, and that's saying a lot. It hurts people, "punishes" them as George Logothetis points out above. As he also says, it breeds extremism (the Tea Read more...
So Mitt Romney has decided to end his presidential campaign the same way he started it. That is, by lying. During what his aides touted as a "major address" in Iowa Friday, Governor Romney charged that while President Obama "inherited a Read more...