Mental Health

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In the US, we're more likely to jail the mentally ill than get them help

Dec 29, 2017

By Matt Hadro

People with severe mental illness are much more likely to be incarcerated than treated for their disorders, say advocates, and... Read more

The dangers of spiritualizing your psychological problems

Oct 10, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Maria had been struggling with some depressive and anxious thoughts for a while, although at the time, she didn’t recognize... Read more

Is Virginia about to execute a man with a serious mental illness?

Jun 30, 2017

By Matt Hadro

William Morva is scheduled to be executed in Virginia on July 6.  Read more

Assisted suicide approved by Washington DC city council

Nov 2, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Representatives of the nation’s capital voted Tuesday to approve physician-assisted suicide, despite strong opposition from religious, legal and medical leaders.  Read more

Is your birth control making you depressed?

Sep 29, 2016

For the millions of women using hormonal birth control, side effects are nothing new. Headaches, mood swings and weight gain... Read more

Abortion linked to mental health problems down the road, study finds

Sep 3, 2016

Abortion during the late teen and early adult years raises a woman’s risk of mental health problems and may be... Read more

What I learned from Catholics with psychological struggles

Jul 9, 2016

By Mary Farrow

A few weeks ago, I put out a little blurb on my personal Facebook wall.  Read more

The lethal injection room at New Mexico State Pen.

Texas Catholics to governor: Don't execute mentally ill man

Dec 2, 2014

The Texas Catholic Conference has called on governor Rick Perry to stay the execution of mentally ill death row inmate... Read more

Robin Williams.

Robin Williams' death renews call for mental health attention

Aug 13, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The death of iconic comedy star Robin Williams highlights the need for greater education, understanding and support surrounding those struggling... Read more

Robin Williams.

Vatican newspaper remembers Robin Williams

Aug 12, 2014

L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, published a brief Aug. 12 article on the death of Robin Williams, calling the comedian... Read more