Robin Williams and Mental Health Stigma


Mental illness. Physical illness. Why do we react to and treat them so differently? And what harm does that do?

Bated Breath


David Winner on the rules for oxygen under hospice care and the still moments in his mother’s final days.

When Your Parent Dies


What gifts of care or truth are worthwhile to the dying, and to those left behind?

Alex P. Keaton is Still My Hero


Thirty years after being inspired by a TV character J.R. Reed is inspired by the real life of Michael J. Fox.

A Pound of Cure

a pound of cure

To combat his bipolar disorder, Gabi Coatsworth’s son was given a cocktail of mood stabilizers—to disastrous effect.