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Mental Health and Illness
Stories, Stigma, and the "Shaggy, Sharp-Toothed Thing"
Eleanor J. Bader interviews debut novelist Mira T. Lee about mental illness and multiculturalism in “Everything Here Is Beautiful.”
Parents with mental illness in YA fiction
Emily LaBarge reviews Esmé Weijun Wang’s “The Collected Schizophrenias.”
Lee Gutkind's "Same Time Next Week" and Irvin D. Yalom's "Creatures of a Day" represent two takes on the state of psychotherapy and mental illness...
What if doctors could treat diseases based on the specific genes, enzymes, and biochemistry of a patient?
Madness in civilization, or so-called "degeneracy," can be interpreted in a variety of ways depending on the time period and who's in charge of...
Sarah Manguso's revelatory book "The Guardians" uses fractured prose to render the messy, lifelong process of grieving suicide loss.
Zack McDermott, author of the memoir "Gorilla and the Bird," talks with LARB about mental illness and criminal justice reform.
Katharine Coldiron on Esmé Weijun Wang’s prize-winning essay collection, “The Collected Schizophrenias," which joins the schizophrenia memoir canon.
Taylor Beck reads Stephen P. Hinshaw's "Another Kind of Madness" through the lens of his own history with mental illness.
Andrew Schenker appreciates “The Glass Eye” by Jeannie Vanasco, a memoir that explores the search for meaning and the limits of metaphor.
Daniel Raeburn talks about his beautifully composed book "Vessels: A Love Story," a haunting memoir of a marriage tested by tragedy.
Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn talks to Monica A. Coleman about her faith in God, moving to Los Angeles, and her memoir, "Bipolar Faith."
Lisa Fetchko on Daphne Merkin's memoir "This Close to Happy" and the literary difficulties of capturing the minutiae of depression.
"What does it mean to be a mentally ill artist?" Lauren O'Neal on Ricardo Cavolo and Scott McClanahan's "The Incantations of Daniel Johnston".
Krista Lukas interviews Gayle Brandeis about memoirs of suicide loss, including her own, "The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide."
Tiffancy Hearsey witnesses the "arrested decay" of Rockhaven Sanitarium in Glendale and reconsiders our approach to women’s mental health.
Peli Grietzer considers the rallying murmur of Russian Doll's revolutionary representation of mental illness.
As more and more prisons become warehouses for the mentally ill, is it time to go back to the asylum? Taylor Beck explores, via Alisa Roth's "Insane."
Siobhan Brooks discusses her mother’s experiences with California's mental health system.
Unica Zürn's novella "The Trumpets of Jericho" takes place in a certain limbo, at the torn seam between verisimilitude and disbelief.
Kate Martin Rowe reads Kim Adrian's glossary-memoir of her mother's mental illness, "The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet."