Why Are Middle-Aged Women Down In The Dumps? I Ask My Mom

According to the World Health Organization, suicide rates » 10/21/08 4:00pm 10/21/08 4:00pm have increased by 60 percent in the last 45 years, with depression — shockingly — as the leading cause. Recently, the numbers have jumped sharply in the U.S., and the trend — a .7% rise in six years — is driven largely by an unexpected group: middle-aged white…

The Times Uncovers The "Trend" Of Cutting

Sometimes the New York Times is a little late to the party, so the "Growing Wave Of Teenage Self-Injury" story isn't really "news," per se, but yeah: Cutting is on the rise. Over the weekend I was on a college campus and saw a young lady in a tank top sitting outside of an ice cream parlor. Her hair was pinkish red,… » 5/06/08 1:20pm 5/06/08 1:20pm