Sexism in Mental Health Practice

Misogyny in the mental health system warrants special attention during Women's History Month.

Sticks and Stones and Misogynist Terms and Actions

Time to celebrate what women have achieved, while vowing to impel the work that remains to be done.

What About Those Who Are Alive?

Too few nonveterans know how anyone can help a veteran, but here are dozens of simple ways

Helping Instead of Politicking

Congressman Raul Ruiz is a model of serving constituents by impelling real change.

Fourth of July Meditation on Independence

A personal essay about war, independence, and liberation

The Rest of the Iceberg: Exposing Secrets

The whole truth about the VA's mistreatment of veterans -- and society's ignoring of them -- must come out.

For Mother's Day, Demythologize and Show Respect for Mothers

Devaluing of Mothers and Motherhood Myths Continue to Thrive

Equal Means Equal: Fight for Women's Rights

Brave, new movie exposes deep and pervasive need for equal rights amendment.

The Great "Crazy" Coverup

Rewriting the history of the successive editions of the psychiatric diagnostic manual causes harm.

Women as Subjects of Employment Discrimination

Sexism in the workplace persists and results in human rights violations

The Slow Pace of Revolution

Activists about military sexual assault have made important changes and are rightly impatient for much more.

Curing Loneliness Takes a Village

Inspirational community action to cure "terrible disease of loneliness"

What the Supreme Court Needs to Find Out

Supreme Court and appeals court justices may never know who submits some amicus briefs or how to determine what is and is not good science.

The Art of Healing Through the Arts

Art, Poetry, Music Connect Veterans and Nonveterans, Promote Healing

Personal Nightmare Helped Shape Pioneer Feminist

Important, new work shows women escaping from suffering and oppression

Who Has Them? Do You Have Them?

"Equal Means Equal" film-in-progress sorely needed to educate about the need to revive and pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the U.S.

Much-needed Women and Media Conference Energizes, Inspires

"Feminism" is not a dirty word. It's a still-essential movement, and impelling it forward is a civic responsibility. It's also energizing and inspiring.

On Syria and Related Concerns

Complexities and fears related to the question of an attack on Syria...and images of ongoing suffering from our other wars.

Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project’s Progress

National resolution, new video, community education and action help veterans in nonpathoogizing, low-risk ways through Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project of having nonveterans simply listen to veterans from all wars.

Today is Women's Equality Day...Not

Subtle sexism in the workplace keeps women from leadership roles.

Healing Without Harming

Rediscovery of the healing power of simply listening spreads like wildfire

July 4th Tales: Focus on Veterans' Needs

Despite the common statement that those who fought in America's wars have defended our freedom, veterans receive far too little assistance, yet there are simple, concrete steps every citizen can take to help. The story of how one remarkable World War II veteran has been treated illustrates the appalling neglect of so many.

Celebrate Creative Maladjustment Week by Watching Video

CALL ME CRAZY, Paula J. Caplan's award-winning comedy-drama with music, is now available on YouTube and can be used to celebrate Creative Maladjustment Week!

Supremes Take Too Few Steps Toward True Equality

The Supreme Court decisions reveal the sad state of many aspects of equality, including ongoing sexism, racism, and discrimination about voting rights and in employment.

Remembering Both the Dead and the Lost Among Us

Ways to eliminate the soul-crushing "epidemic of disconnection" between veterans and nonveterans

My Recent Silence and a Voice That Matters

Voices of people harmed by psychiatric diagnosis are more important and eloquent than media frenzy about classification systems.

The Debate about Causes of Postpartum Depression

Consider lack of social support for mothers as a major cause of postpartum difficulties

How the NY Times Portrays Psychiatric Diagnosis

Vigorous debate in newspaper of record about psychiatric labeling

Comedy, History, and the Future of Mental Disorder Labels

Call for Congressional hearings about psychiatric diagnosis and for preventing and redressing the harm it causes

The Exquisite Lyricism of Equality

Two Broadway performers embody the possibilities of liberation from rigid rules about sex and gender.