High Wire

All the Things the New Anti-Weed Crusade Gets Horribly Wrong

It's Reefer Madness all over again.
Maia Szalavitz

Why the Government Is Directly Responsible for the Rise of Drug-Related Mental Health Issues

Over the past decade, there's been a huge jump in admissions to hospital psychiatric units for drug-related mental health or behavioural disorders.
Max Daly

I Discovered a Weird and Wonderful Video Gaming Festival in a Swedish Ghost Town

Karlshamn isn't an obvious destination for international tourists. But here we are, at Creative Coast, finding digital life amid its dead eateries and still streets.
Jonathan Beach

Ice Bugs Are Rare and Imaginary but They'll Make You Tear Your Skin Off

Anti-drug campaigns make ice bugs look like the benchmark for addiction. But the truth is that you don't need ice to see them, and some ice addicts never do.
Royce Kurmelovs

Can the Long History of 'Madness' Help in Our Understanding of Mental Health Today?

We talked to sociologist Andrew Scull about his new book 'Madness in Civilisation', which traces the history of mental health disorders over 3000 years.
Johannes Niederhauser
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

This Is What It's Like to Be Sectioned in Britain Today

We spoke to people who have experienced both voluntary and involuntary sectioning under the 1983 Mental Health Act.
Cat McShane
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

Inside Britain's Mental Health Crisis

Budget cuts have left NHS mental health units running beyond capacity. National bed shortages mean people are shunted all over the country for hospital care. Kids are waiting over two years for treatment. What's happening?
Andrew McNicoll

A Stanford Medical School Student Was Arrested for Poisoning Her Classmates' Water Bottles

The suspect had recently sought psychological care and has claimed to be suffering from insomnia, dizziness, depression, and "a disconnection from reality" at the time of the poisonings.
Jennifer Schaffer

We Asked an Aviation Psychiatry Expert Why Pilots Might Have Psychotic Breaks

Why would someone like copilot Andreas Lubitz crash a plane deliberately when he seemed so healthy and happy?
Mike Pearl