Europe’s morality crisis: Euthanizing the mentally ill

Once prohibited — indeed, unthinkable — the euthanasia of people with mental illnesses or cognitive disorders, including dementia, is now a common occurrence in Belgium and the Netherlands. This profoundly troubling fact of modern European life is confirmed by the latest biennial report from Belgium’s Federal Commission on the Control and Evaluation of Euthanasia, presented […]

Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart

What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world. The latest, catastrophic figures for children’s mental health in England reflect a global crisis. There are plenty of secondary […]

Invisibilia

There’s a popular notion that you can change from the outside in, that if you just assume the pose, inner transformation follows. Hanna Rosin and guest producers examine to what extent this is true. Listen to the episode on NPR.

How to Improve Mental Health in America: Raise the Minimum Wage

Mental illnesses are one of the great plagues of mankind. They are the largest cause of disability in the world and responsible for countless suicides. In the U.S., there is bipartisan recognition that, in Senator Chris Murphy’s words, “Mental health care in America is in desperate need of an overhaul.” But even reform efforts with wide spread […]