Mumford & Sons finally played America's fourth-largest city September 17.
Elton John once said, "Music has healing power; it has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours." This divertive nature forms the science behind the music therapy field, a burgeoning subsector of behavioral health care that is popping up in institutional settings -- from hospital ... More >>
Side Effects is well worth risking.
The man who exposed a drug maker's fraudulent marketing of an antipsychotic drug that is still given to Texas's foster care children has won the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund's Whistleblower of the Year Award. Allen Jones was forced out of his job at the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector G ... More >>
In its five-plus years of existence, the raucous folks of El Batallon -- one of four longstanding support groups that show up to Houston Dynamo home matches (and sometimes away games) -- had never gone to the media. That's changed since one of their boys got the stun-gun treatment during the Dynam ... More >>
The birth of psychoanalysis in A Dangerous Method.
A scathing, 86-page report called out doctors who "subverted scientific integrity" for money.
The Texas Attorney General's Office says a drugmaker lied in order to push an antipsychotic on foster children. So why are kids as young as three still taking the drug?
Here's a riddle: If the Texas Attorney General sues a drug manufacturer for allegedly lying about the safety and efficacy of one of its antipsychotics, why would the state agency that oversees the foster care system still allow that drug to be given to kids as young as three? Why would the s ... More >>
According to some, Montrose is seeing fewer rainbows these days.Montrose's "gayborhood" status is officially over. Or it's just like it has been for the past five to ten years. It depends on who you ask. Hair Balls recently spoke with various movers and shakers of the neighborhood's GLBT co ... More >>
Next week will see the physical release, both vinyl and compact disc, of Radiohead's new album The King of Limbs. The album was released online a little over a month ago on the band's website to nearly universal acclaim from longtime fanatics and at least a passing reverence from fair-weather fans ... More >>
Philip Grantham counts on his meds and his MHMRA doctor to stay straight. Too bad Texas is slashing funding.
There's at least one local program for mentally ill people that shouldn't be affected by the state's proposed budget cuts. This month's Texas Monthly features a "Letter from Houston," which focuses on the city's mental health services, primarily the Houston Police Department's Mental Health Unit, ... More >>
Earlier this year, we lost God himself Ronnie James Dio to cancer. Dio had been valiantly fighting the disease at Houston's own MD Anderson Cancer Center. Approximately 1,500 people in America die every day of cancer, but MD Anderson continues to find new avenues to help heal those afflicted, incl ... More >>
Today is the first day...you know the rest
It's the wild side of Wilde today at the Jung Center
Pony up the cash
The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one.
Robert "Scuba Bob" Knapick
Steve Chesser went to MHMRA for help. Sent home from its emergency clinic without medicine or therapy, he shot his and killed himself. Diagnosis: A mental health care system in free fall.
Betty Campbell, Little Woodrow's
Despite suicides and inner strife, Asian-Americans resist psychotherapy
Quiet Rage: Insurers and the state have given up, but parents are battling to get help for their severely troubled boy
A paroled sex offender is sent back to jail -- for trying to please his therapist