December 17, 2012
A woman explains why she finally agreed to try deep brain stimulation for her depression.
From The Quarterly, Fall 2012
As a Ph.D. who rose to head...
October 17, 2012
A young woman with borderline personality disorder uses social media to transform the pain of her experience into benefit for others.
Ruth Deming (right)
August 07, 2012
Ruth Deming is an award-winning writer and psychotherapist and director of New Directions of Abington, PA, a nonprofit organization she started in...
June 29, 2012
David spent the first half of his life as a sweet, if somewhat hyper, child who enjoyed drawing. The second half he has spent as a struggling and...
June 08, 2012
From The Quarterly, Spring 2012
Like many donors to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Janet and Myron Susin of Long Island, New York,...
March 20, 2012
The summer before Neil Barber’s junior year in high school, he and three of his buddies decided to experiment with marijuana. Neil’s dad, Greg,...
Victor and Edith, 1935
January 19, 2012
A daughter supports mental health research to ensure other families don’t have to live through what hers did.
From The Quarterly, Winter 2012
Amy's Daughter, Emily
January 16, 2012
Amy McClellan’s young daughter Emily had what seemed like normal tantrums in early childhood, but as they progressively worsened into bouts of manic...
Dolores and Todd
January 11, 2012
This is a true story about what happened to a family when mental illness struck one of its children.
My son Todd Christopher O’Connell was born April...
November 15, 2011
Overcoming the challenge of living with symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – a mix seen more often in men
From The Quarterly, Fall 2011...