Raised in Apartheid-era South Africa, my mixed-race father had no shortage of scars. But as dementia overpowered his brain, his anxiety and fears melted away, and I met a man I never knew existed.
Ray Dolin was hiking across the U.S. when he was attacked and nearly died. At least that's what he said. His story quickly unraveled, but his real truth has never been told - until now.
Sascha DuBrul is not your typical clinician: he’s been institutionalized multiple times and is best known as the bassist of Choking Victim. But upending the way delusional patients are treated is the most punk thing he’s ever done.
One pot-shop worker got swept up by the anti-big-pharma mentality on the job. But going off her meds was a cold reminder that the magic green plant isn’t always the answer.
I was a seventeen-year-old virgin when my psychiatrist glossed over the serious side effects of antidepressants. Now I wonder if I’ll ever have a normal sex life.
These ultra-Orthodox Jews admitted to religious taboos ranging from same-sex attraction to extramarital affairs. The treatment they received was alarmingly severe.
While my friends focused on school crushes and prom dates, my recently evicted family shared a bleak motel room—and finally faced how my mother’s mental illness led us there.
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