Pre-Teens Charged in Slender Man Case Deemed Fit to Stand Trial 

The two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to appease a mythical creature known as the Slender Man have been deemed competent by a judge to stand trial. They will both be charged as adults, at least initially, despite continued questions about their mental health: one of the girls… » 12/19/14 4:50pm 12/19/14 4:50pm

Why We're So Full Of Ourselves: In Defense of Narcissistic Qualities

There's a huge difference between being a "narcissist" and being self-centered, although you wouldn't know it by how often it's used as an insult. Even so, being a little self-centered isn't just a good thing, it's necessary for our mental health. Sure, there's a line, but let's talk about where that line is, and how… » 11/05/14 3:28pm 11/05/14 3:28pm

I Lead Inspirational Retreats… And I'm Struggling With Depression

I'm tired. I just spent a week leading a retreat with 22 women, and although I mostly love what I do, I found myself this week understanding, for the first time really, what it means to be emotionally exhausted. I'm awake and filled with gratitude, but I'm drained. How long can one person wear so many hats? Yoga… » 4/15/14 3:00pm 4/15/14 3:00pm

This webcomic captures the day-to-day horrors of living with depression

Depression can be a difficult illness to understand if you've never experienced it, and depressive episodes can be incredibly isolating experiences. But the webcomic Depression Comix offers a peek into the depressed mind while helping a lot of depressed folks feel less alone. » 1/08/14 9:00pm 1/08/14 9:00pm

Italian Woman Visiting UK Forcibly Sedated, Given C-Section

A really ugly legal battle is about to get underway in the UK, where an Italian national who came to Britain last July on a work-related trip had her infant forcibly removed by caesarean section after social services determined she suffered a mental breakdown and didn't have the capacity to care for the child. » 12/01/13 1:30pm 12/01/13 1:30pm

Women Definitely Less Sane Than Men, Claim Men

The problem with being called crazy is that there's no response you can give that will make you sound less crazy. No, I'm not crazy! is exactly the sort of thing that a crazy person would say. So is "I AM THE REINCARNATION OF FAMED WISCONSIN POLITICIAN ROBERT "FIGHTING BOB" LAFOLLETTE AND I AM HERE TO COLLECT YOUR… » 7/18/13 1:30pm 7/18/13 1:30pm

Dominus Vobiscum: Belief in God May Lead to More Treatable Depression

Suffering from depression? You might want to break out your Quran, your Torah, your Bible or whatever it is that gets you feeling spiritual, not because there's a God out there who can fix your problems, but because of a new study by the Harvard Medical School that shows people with a stronger belief in God have an… » 4/26/13 1:45pm 4/26/13 1:45pm