Feb. 15, 2018

NYPD officer who fatally shot Deborah Danner is found not guilty of all charges

After a two-week bench trial, Justice Robert A. Neary of the state Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors had not proven NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry was unjustified when he shot and killed Deborah Danner.

Jan. 29, 2018

Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’ understands what it’s like to live with mental illness

The second season of the family sitcom hits close to home with a storyline about Penelope's depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dec. 11, 2017

What ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ gets right about mental illness and borderline personality disorder

To quote Rebecca Bunch: “I read two-and-a-half sentences about [borderline personality disorder], and they were the worst sentences ever."
Aug. 15, 2017

‘Hellblade’ tries to show the real experience of psychosis — but ends up using it as a plot device

Ninja Theory's new game, 'Hellblade,' ultimately ends up using mental illness as as plot device.
July 21, 2017

Mentally ill prisoners in Louisiana were made to bark like dogs for food, new lawsuit claims

Investigators came. Everyone was told not to speak to them.
July 11, 2017

Why does everyone on the internet want to die? How suicide memes took over the web

It’s 2017 and even our memes are suicidal.

July 1, 2017

Henry Bello, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital shooter, may have had a history of sexual misconduct

Bello was convicted of unlawful imprisonment for assaulting a woman in 2004.
June 24, 2017

Charleena Lyles was a "powerful lady" — until she faced Seattle's flawed criminal justice system

Like Charleena Lyles, women who experience mental health instabilities have been more likely than men to encounter a criminal justice system that is ill-equipped to treat them.
May 31, 2017

NYPD officer who killed Deborah Danner in October arrested, charged with murder

The officer killed the mentally ill woman on Oct. 16, claiming she was armed with a bat.
March 1, 2017

Trump signs bill to repeal Obama-era rule blocking gun sales to some mentally ill people

The rule was opposed by Republicans, the NRA and the ACLU.
Jan. 12, 2017

This makeup blogger is using makeup to raise awareness of mental illnesses

Makeup blogger Yasaman Gheidi wants to start a conversation with the Inside Out Challenge.

Jan. 3, 2017

Fashion brand Missguided comes under fire for what some see as trivializing mental illness

"Mental illness is not a fashion statement."
Dec. 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher's final advice column helped another person living with bipolar disorder

"As your bipolar sister, I'll be watching. Now get out there and show me and you what you can do."
Dec. 7, 2016

How to tell if your friend is having a breakdown on social media

Here's how to tell your friends it's OK they're not OK.
Dec. 6, 2016

Lady Gaga reveals she’s been living with PTSD since surviving rape when she was a teenager

Lady Gaga to teens at the Ali Forney Center homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth: 'I suffer from PTSD.'
Dec. 2, 2016

LAPD officers will not face charges in death of homeless man on Skid Row

The district attorney's office concluded that the officers were justified in the shooting.

Nov. 24, 2016

From #KanyeIsOverParty to #PrayForKanye: We need to rethink celebrity gawking culture

We can't only start to care when it's nearly too late.
Nov. 22, 2016
Nov. 22, 2016

Kanye West Hospitalized: Fans send messages of support following rapper's hospitalization

#PrayForKanye trended Monday night on Twitter.
Nov. 3, 2016

Michelle Shirley, black woman killed by police in California, was open about bipolarism

A video profile from years before Shirley's death detailed her mental health issues.
Nov. 3, 2016

Bronx man holding glass bottle dies after being Tasered by NYPD

The incident marks the second time in recent weeks that NYC police have killed someone reported as emotionally disturbed.

Oct. 24, 2016

Renee Davis, pregnant mother on Muckleshoot tribal land, was fatally shot by police

Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.
Oct. 21, 2016

Here’s everything we know about Deborah Danner’s police shooting death in the Bronx

There is near universal agreement among New York officials and community leaders that the shooting was wrong.
Oct. 3, 2016

Donald Trump suggests military veterans who develop PTSD are weaker than those who don't

"Some people can't handle it," the GOP nominee said in Virginia.
Oct. 1, 2016

Video captures moment Sacramento police decided to run over Joseph Mann

Officers Randy Lozoya and John Tennis then exited their patrol vehicle, shooting Mann 14 times.
Sept. 28, 2016

Alfred Olango shooting: El Cajon police kill man with reported disabilities

Peaceful protests over the shooting began on Tuesday evening, with police responding with dogs and riot gear.

Aug. 2, 2016

Amy Winehouse Foundation to Open a Recovery House for Women Overcoming Addiction

Amy's Place "will make such a profound difference to so many young women."
July 27, 2016

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' Trailer Suggests a Movie Rife With Mental Illness Stigma

The plot for M. Night Shyamalan's new movie might rest on a tired, decades-old plot behind horror movies.
July 11, 2016

The Surprising Health Benefit to Playing 'Pokémon Go' That All the Haters Should Hear

'Pokémon Go' players allege the game is doing wonders for their mental health.
June 24, 2016