mental health

We Know the Answers to Our Suicide Crisis, But Prefer to Deny Them

Supporting people in living is the best solution to self-inflicted death. Isn’t that simple? Nearly all of us in the…

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Man Who Died of OD Was Allegedly “Kicked Out of Treatment for Smoking”

I can’t lose everything,” Paul Reithlinghshoefer told his mother when he relapsed back to using heroin in early 2017. Feeling…

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The Optimism Gap: Class-Tailored Addiction Messaging Fuels Inequality

When people speak of inequality in America, they miss one of its powerful drivers: addiction treatment. The concepts that dominate…

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NYC Jailers Hinder Patients’ Access to Mental Health Services

People incarcerated in New York City jails are consistently obstructed from accessing mental health services. Sometimes they are rescheduled by…

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How Can Harm Reduction Do Better for Transgender People?

In 2015 Tori Cooper decided to leave a successful nonprofit career to blaze a trail advocating for the rights of…

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Childhood Development Issues and Adult Addiction Fit the Same Pattern

Behavioral-developmental challenges in childhood and addiction problems in adulthood are two sides of the same coin. Both constitute self-defeating patterns…

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Women Who Use Drugs: Challenges Demand Self-Led Harm Reduction

Bree Cassell first injected heroin when she was 15 years old. Despite wanting to do so, she was so scared…

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If You Care About Health Justice, Stop Clicking on “Florida Man” Stories

Who hasn’t taken a break from dreadful news cycles to have a good laugh at the screwball crime stories attributed…

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Deprogramming From AA—When a Fellowship Resembles a Cult

Katherine was on the subway home from a meeting with her Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor when it hit. They had just…

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New Evidence of Smoking Disparities Underlines That Tobacco Harm Reduction Is Social Justice

Americans experiencing compounded social marginalization are at greater risk of initiating use of—and not cutting use of—tobacco products, according to…

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