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Voices carry

She can hear a baby crying. She searches the house, each cluttered room, the closets, under the bed. She checks the cupboards. She checks behind the shower curtains. There is no baby.
Marty hears things that aren't there. Doctors say she's schizophrenic. A new movement says she's just human.
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  October 21, 2011
bipolar 4

The biochemical issue

No matter what you're struggling with, take the initiative and get help.
My on- and off-campus struggle with a cognitive curveball
By DEMETRIUS BURNS  |  September 02, 2011

Interview: Pat McGrath on the strange, cruel, beautiful life of Billy Ruane

Longtime Ruane friend Pat McGrath talks about Billy's mania, his wealth and his ignorance of money, his tragic family history, and the epic task of keeping him (just barely) on track.
The final word
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  November 12, 2010

Interview: Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis is one of those comics whose genius does not quite fit on the big screen.
Zach talk: The actor and comedian tells his story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 08, 2010

How can those in the box think outside of the box?

I was disgusted on multiple levels with what the article revealed about the Maine State Prison.
Letters to the Portland editor, May 14, 2010

The cost of torture

In the end, whether mass solitary confinement continues at the Maine State Prison supermax may come down to an issue of money rather than right or wrong. And resolving that issue may come down to whether the state wants to pay more now to pay less in the
Solitary Confinement Bill Hearing
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 26, 2010


The China syndrome

There was always a little something off about Kirk Snyder, the onetime University of Nevada Wolf Pack star and NBA washout.
Kirk Snyder's strange tale gets stranger. Plus, Texas Lutheran's divine intervention.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 18, 2009

More bridge jumpers? Baldacci policies say Yes

You may have heard this morning about a woman who tried to jump off the Casco Bay Bridge twice in 24 hours over the weekend...
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 23, 2009

Purging demons and exes

Dear Dr. Lovemonkey, I suffer from debilitating mental disorders that I have spent years working to manage ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 16, 2009
Being Christian Gerhartsreiter

Being Christian Gerhartsreiter

 Back when Jim Marzilli's bizarre, threatening, harrassing behavior was still big news, I argu...
By Adam Reilly  |  March 20, 2009

Not so new in the Phoenix

Granted, my look at coverage of Jim Marzilli and mental illness in general is no longer "hot off the...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 28, 2008

Not so new in the Phoenix

Granted, my look at coverage of Jim Marzilli and mental illness in general is no longer "hot off the presses." But it was fairly recently!...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 28, 2008