mental illness

The Anxieties of Royce White

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

AWOL Houston Rockets rookie Royce White, who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, is at odds with the team over how to best manage his illness.

Texas Executes Tenth Man of 2012

Jan 21, 2013 By Ross Dubois

Jonathan Green was put to death Wednesday for the 2000 murder of a 12-year-old girl, but his lawyers maintained until the end that their client was mentally ill and thus unsuitable for execution.

Cop Drama

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Hart

How cuts to the budget of our mental health care system have created a nightmare for police officers in Houston—and everywhere else.

“Their Last Good Chance to Get Better”

Jan 20, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

The state's public mental health system was woeful to begin with, and now legislative budget cuts have made it even worse. For thousands of mentally ill kids like Grant Williams, the only place to get treatment is a juvenile prison.

The Easier Life

Mar 1, 2008 By Antonya Nelson

My Mexican housekeeper’s son had the troubles of many American teens. If only I could have helped him more.

A Long, Strange Trip

Dec 1, 2001 By Michael Hall

The life of Roky Erickson——one of the most influential Texas rock and rollers of all time——has been one calamity after another. His family and friends have taken care of him with the best of intentions, but you know what they say about the road to hell.