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The Mental Health Issue / No. 87 / Fall 2018

In Depth

From the Executive DirectorChristine Hanna

Mental Health

PHOTO BY THOMAS BARWICK/GETTY IMAGES

PHOTO BY THOMAS BARWICK / GETTY IMAGES

“A society that erodes communities and isolates people, which this society does in major ways, that itself is going to create insanity. That is insanity.”

How to Fix Our Lost Connections: The Power of Community to Heal
Travis Lupick
Just the Facts: 5 Fake Facts That Create Mental Illness Stigma
Erin Sagen and Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
Photo by William Widmer / Redux
In the Barbershop, Mental Health Caregivers
Celeste Hamilton Dennis
Why I Stopped Playing the Strong Black Woman
Shawn Ricks
Photo By Francesco Scatena / Adobe Stock
What the Fires Did to Our Minds
Dani Burlison
What Hurt Wild Animals Teach Hurt Children
Isabelle Morrison
Healed by Trees (and Even a Houseplant)
Natalie Slivinski
My Grandfather Gave Me His Trauma — and His Healing Culture
Elizabeth Hawksworth
Photo by Jesse Stansfield
7 Strategies to Turn Trauma Into Strength
Michaela Haas
The Economics of a Society Designed for Well-Being
Tabita Green

Solutions We Love

Salmon
5 Reasons: Your Midterm Vote MattersChris Winters
New Maps Offer Clues to Stop the Spread of Hate Groups Wyatt Massey
People We Love: Muslim LGBTQ+ ActivistsShaima Shamdeen
The Page That CountsMiles Schneiderman

Culture Shift

cookbook illustration
The Hupa Girls Are Dancing Again, as Native Culture Reasserts Women’s PowerMary Annette Pember
Mister Rogers, Neighborhood Nonviolence RadicalStephanie Van Hook
Excerpt: Fleeing Refugees — a New Measure of Climate ChangeTodd Miller
Small Works: How Your Small Actions Do Make Big ChangeSarah Lazarovic
The Yes! Crossword: Serenity NowPatrick Blindauer

Misc.

More of the Story
Student Essay: The Righteous Path of María the SageMalena Vargas Sáez
Issue Contributors
Why I’m Naming YES! in My WillYehudit Lieberman
Staff