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Category Archives: Mental Health
from Nautilus Yes, You Can Catch Insanity A controversial disease revives the debate about the immune system and mental illness. BY ANDREW CURRYILLUSTRATION BY HADLEY HOOPER APRIL 16, 2015
Autism and ill health: how to spot the subtle signs that something is wrong The Guardian, Health and wellbeing by Saskia Baron Sunday March 29, 2015 People with autism and learning disabilities can die up to 20 years prematurely. … Continue reading
Despair The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse (by NicoleBengiveno; NYTimes 3/9/14) Hope FRED Conference 2014 FRED is dedicated to the idea that all individuals deserve to live their passions, and determine THEIR choice of the future they live.
Thank you, Andrew Solomon. “Solomon writes about parents who have accepted their children in spite of conditions others might consider tragic.” NPR: Arts and Life, Books, Author Interviews; Nov. 12, 2012
Poignant Interview on Fresh Air on 6/1/12 with Mira Bartok about her memoir, The Memory Palace. “I learned to change topics very quickly and in some ways compartmentalize that part of that part of my life but I thought about … Continue reading
Behind Every Harassed Child? A Whole Lot of Clueless Adults ‘Bully,’ a Documentary by Lee Hirsch NYT Critics’ Pick 3.30.12
Rest in peace. Sunnyvale, CA mom kills autistic son, and self. March 8, 2012
copyright philly.com Special-needs students use meditation to control behavior Philly.com (Philadelphia Inquirer) 06.27.2011
A moving interview with Ian Brown on Fresh Air with Terri Gross. A Father’s Quest to Help His Severely Disabled Son, on Fresh Air (May 10, 2011), with Ian Brown, author of The Boy in the Moon.