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Martín Ramírez by and

Captive Genius

From the isolation of a psych ward, Mexican immigrant Martín Ramírez became a 20th century master.

From the isolation of a psych ward, Mexican immigrant Martín Ramírez became a 20th century master. The content of Ramírez’s drawings shows that he was d...Read More

Our Blue Period, by Sarah Angle by

Our Blue Period

When clinical depression strikes a marriage, the cracks are long and deep.

People with clinical depression are wired differently. In a neurotypical brain, mood-regulating neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine...Read More

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Friend in Need

The tragedy of my friend's life and death is that he lived in a society that left him to deal with it alone.

There is a shameful paradox to depression: It is common and it is treatable, and yet many depressed people will never get treatment....Read More

Terrell State Hospital by

A Careless Solution

Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?

Terrell State Hospital needs help, badly. So why is Texas privatizing the psychiatric facility—and picking a notorious company to run it?...Read More

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