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Antique Shop Owner Accused of Killing Mother By Choking Her with Rosary Beads

A 61-year-old woman is accused of killing her 93-year-old mother by jamming rosary beads down her throat. An attorney for Francesca Martire doesn’t deny that she placed the rosary beads in her mother’s mouth, fearing that the older woman had fallen because of the devil, but says she didn’t choke her. » 8/14/15 4:40pm 8/14/15 4:40pm

How to Support a Partner Struggling with Depression

Being in a romantic relationship when one (or both) of you suffer from depression is a massive challenge. Depression can make your partner seem distant. They may feel like they’re a burden or close themselves off. None of that means your relationship is the problem. You two can tackle this together. Here’s how. » 7/14/15 12:13pm 7/14/15 12:13pm

What Michelle Cusseaux's Death Says About Arizona's Mental Health Crisis

At the time of Michelle Cusseaux’s death, she was 50, lived in Phoenix, Arizona, and suffered from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression. On August 14, 2014, Cusseaux grew agitated when a cab didn’t show up to take her to the hospital; just a week earlier, she’d filed a grievance on previous transportation… » 5/21/15 2:15pm 5/21/15 2:15pm

The 'Accidental' Death of Natasha McKenna, Killed in Police Restraints

For unknown reasons—just kidding, I’ve got a guess or two—Natasha McKenna’s violent and senseless death in police custody hasn’t gotten much national attention in the months since she (a 5’2” woman, weighing 130 pounds) was taken from her Fairfax County jail cell to be transported to Alexandria, Virginia: a process… » 5/11/15 2:00pm 5/11/15 2:00pm

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