mental illness

mental illness

PTSD, Suicide, and Despair: The Silent Perils of Being a Firefighter

The most dangerous part of the job can come when firefighters are off the clock.
Cole Kazdin
8.7.18
Photo

Joshua Lutz's Peculiar, Lonely Photos of Sex, Addiction, and Mental Illness

"So much of the first half of my life was... fueled by fears that I would become schizophrenic. I still have that feeling."
Miss Rosen
6.25.18
true crime

The Man Who Stole His Victims' Organs and Gouged Out His Own Eyes

Andre Thomas clearly committed horrible crimes. But did he get a fair death penalty trial?
Andrew Cohen
6.11.18
Photography

Photos of My Bipolar Father During His Last Days

"I took on the challenge of studying my father and his condition by photographing his daily endeavors."
Gabi Perez
5.9.18
parkland

I'm a Responsible Gun Owner Despite My Mental Illness

Yes, guns are the real problem.
D.J. Schuette
2.28.18
Photos

Shattering the Stigma Around Mental Illness with Intimate Bedroom Portraits

Indonesian photographer Dwi Asrul Fajar is going behind closed doors to capture young people living with mental illness at their most real.
Katyusha Methanisa
11.29.17
politics

These Psychiatrists Want to Test the President's Mental Health

"Mr. Trump's patterns of pathology have become so consistent and difficult to conceal that it is likely that he is highly impaired."
Elizabeth Nicholas
10.12.17
Life Inside

My Friend Killed Himself in Our Alabama Prison

Nine state prisoners killed themselves in 2016, three of whom lived in the solitary units I've been known to call home. This is one of their stories.
Anonymous as told to Beth Schwartzapfel
7.14.17
immigration

Finally, Mentally Ill Immigrants Are Getting Access to Lawyers

A new federal program is actually providing legal aid to some people in detention under Donald Trump.
Christie Thompson
7.6.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Cop Just Got Charged with Murder for Killing a Mentally Ill Woman

NYPD sergeant Hugh Barry said he acted in self-defense when he shot 66-year-old Deborah Danner in her NYC apartment last year.
Lauren Messman
5.31.17
breakups

People Tell Us the Most Desperate Stuff They've Done in Breakups

"I climbed through a window into his room and left a poem I had written on his bed."
VICE Staff
5.26.17
Life Inside

I Escaped My Manic Demons, but My Jailed Clients Often Can’t

A social worker struggles to keep the mentally ill poor out of jail.
Kristen Anderson
4.28.17