The problem with most horror films portraying mental illness is that real life pathology is willfully abandoned in favor of melodramatic storytelling.
One night last winter, while watching television, my legs started to shake against the bed sheets as a cacophony began in my head, like a crowd of people were chatting beside my pillow. There wasn't screaming or anything, just a steady, confusing noise. T…
For years, the city has failed to look after its mentally ill population, and too often this results in cops having to deal with situations they don't have training in.
I spoke to Canadian filmmaker John Kastner about documenting the lives of mentally ill people who have committed horrible acts.
We used to believe that a healthy human could control the Toxoplasma parasite indefinitely. New evidence suggests the opposite. Through a delicate finessing of the neurotransmitters in our brains, it is us who are being controlled.
"Tulpamancers," as practitioners of this art are known, create semi-sentient imaginary animal friends who live in their brains and serve as companions, confidants, and, sometimes, sexual partners.
This is the last in a four-part series on housing the substantial homeless population in San Francisco. Randy showed us what it's like living in the margins of America's most overpriced city.
On a Greyhound bus in 2008, Vince Li sawed his seatmate's head off with a Rambo knife. Now he's set to be released. We talked to a friend of Vince Li's—the CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada—about it.
A 30-year-old woman came into ER last week covered from head to toe in her own shit. She was very attached to it. Every time we tried to wipe any of it away she would flail and scream, agonized.
Is the science behind psychiatry's "chemical imbalance" theory breaking down?
Dec 31, 2008
I am a single mother trying to raise a 13-year-old girl on my own. I am disgusted that my daughter can go to American Apparel and pick up your magazine, which borders pornography. WTF!!!!!
My friend Phiiliip (yeah, spelled like that) is schizophrenic. He didn't used to be, but he is now. It can happen to you too.
Vancouver has mountains and beaches and an ocean and vice. Lots of vice.