Mental illness

Longreads |
February 12, 2013

Trouble in Mind

Andre Thomas is deeply mentally ill. He is also a vicious murderer. How should he be punished?…

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January 21, 2013

Texas Executes Tenth Man of 2012

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.

Health |
January 20, 2013

Cop Drama

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

Antonya Nelson |
March 1, 2008

The Easier Life

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

Music |
December 1, 2001

A Long, Strange Trip

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.

Health |
July 31, 1995

A Perfect Mess

Can a suburban Dallas house-wife who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder ever overcome her fears? She doubts it.