Why is the manic pixie dreamgirl such a mainstay in youth adult literature, and what does that say about our attitudes on mental health and young women?
In conversations about the criminalisation of disability, we must acknowledge the racialisation of stigmatised impairments.
Law enforcement encounters with mentally ill people sometimes go horribly wrong. The problems here begin long before the police ever show up.
Examining the very gendered aspects of mental illness in pop culture reveal interesting underlying attitudes not just about mental illness, but also about gender.
Streaming media has some of the sharpest, most thoughtful, most realistic depictions of mental illness in pop culture. Is streaming the new hope for diversity in television?
With perennial cuts to mental health services, police are the first line of response in many communities when mental health crises arise. That needs to change.
We need meaningful mental health reform in the United States, but we need to pick the right time to discuss it.
Thanks for reminding us that the only time you care about us is when you think we’re dangerous, New York City.
People in the US are big on their privacy, quite reasonably — people should be able to enjoy privacy in their homes and persons, and this shouldn’t get violated for the convenience of others, society, or the government’s desires. People are concerned in particular about medical privacy, given the high risks of discrimination, whether in […]
Public misconceptions about mental illness, violence, and the legal system are widespread and deep-seated. They often manifest in the aftermath of rampage violence, with commentators quick to emerge from the woodwork to blame violence on mental illness, and then to suggest that the criminal won’t be brought to justice, that mental illness will be used […]