After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Republicans once again called for "mental health reform" in order to prevent future shootings. But statistics tell a different story.
After a lifetime of living with her mother’s mental illness, our writer reckons with the love of a parent who longs to say good-bye.
Misery has found a lot of company since November 9. Which this chronically depressed writer finds oddly empowering, as she strategizes how to live in this dystopic new world.
DAME’s Friendkeeper advises on armchair diagnosing, and helps a woman find her voice with a lifelong bossypants.
Many mental-health professionals take up to a month-long vacation in late summer. Which fills clients—like this grief-stricken writer—with existential dread.
Happiness has always eluded this writer, but her son is all smiles. Now she’s doing her best to make sure he stays that way.
Lacey Spears lost her five-year-old in January, after battling a series of strange illnesses since he was an infant. But as it turns out, he wasn’t the one who was sick.
DAME’s Friendkeeper helps a woman cope with her friend’s untreated mental illness and handles a wonderful cheapskate with aplomb.