Six incarcerated people have died, a man accused of murder was accidentally released and a captain was charged with criminally negligent homicide, while the future of Rikers Island remains unclear.
In the Democratic primary’s last days, and with New York’s economy starting to regain its footing, a chronic problem gains new urgency.
Most candidates avoided attacking Eric Adams, the presumed front-runner, while mental illness and affordable housing dominated the policy discussion.
Timothy J. Wall wrote on Facebook that he wanted to “kill people and children” before fatally shooting a woman and her toddler grandson last week, the authorities said.
A myopic but seductive worldview has caught on among many influential people — and it might be hindering our ability to solve real-world problems.
You can overcome ‘coronasomnia.’ Experts say it just takes practice building new and better habits.
Many people who have found fame on TikTok are struggling with mental health issues.
After moving back in with their parents during the pandemic, some young adults are struggling to adjust to life on their own.
An experimental treatment seems poised to address a dire mental health crisis.
Naomi Osaka advocated for her well-being at work. Here’s how you can too.
Since emerging as an elite tennis player and Grand Slam tournament champion in 2018, Osaka has experienced success and anguish, both of which played out in public. It is “a lot to put on anyone’s plate.”
Making herself vulnerable, she joins other noteworthy athletes in pushing the once-taboo subject into the open.
Feeling blue even though everyone seems to be basking in perfect summer weather? There might be a good reason for that.
When your therapist is a bot, you can reach it at 2 a.m. But will it really understand your problems?
Naomi Osaka, a superstar in the sport, pulled out of the French Open after she was fined for skipping a news conference. Did it have to end this way?
The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018 and will “take some time” away from the tennis court.
The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner took a stand about mandatory appearances at news conferences. She wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018.
I tried everything to treat my depression. Ketamine is the one thing that worked.
The world No. 2 has said she won’t talk to journalists at the tournament, which begins on Sunday, but she faces a bigger obstacle: her record on clay.
Nadia Whittome said that it was important to be honest about her mental health struggles in the hope that it would normalize talking about the issue.
The invisible scars of critical illness will be with us for some time.
Pandemic tensions led HBO to make a new version of the therapy drama, which stars Uzo Aduba and aims to reduce stigmas about mental health care.
In the pandemic, many of the traditional measures that indicate a teen is thriving have been rendered irrelevant.
The death of Jamal Sutherland after officers tried to remove him from his cell using pepper spray and Tasers raised calls for changes in the treatment in custody of the mentally ill.
In a wide-ranging interview for a podcast, Harry said his existence in the British monarchy had been “a mix between ‘The Truman Show’ and being in a zoo.”
In the days before a 13-hour standoff with the police, the authorities repeatedly heard of a man’s deteriorating mental health. The standoff ended with four people and the gunman dead.
Brenda Martinez, one of the top track and field athletes in the United States, inadvertently tested positive for a banned substance under World Anti-Doping Agency rules.
Physical activity can promote a sense of purpose in life, creating a virtuous cycle that keeps you moving.
Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. But some researchers are wary about this going too far.
The death of George Floyd and other high-profile police killings have prompted African-Americans to seek help, mental health experts say.
Dr. Yumiko Kadota, a surgeon in Sydney, and the author of “Emotional Female,” on stress, burnout and toxic work environments.
Times readers weigh in on the magic and complications of grandmothers.
Call it the ultimate in ‘retail therapy.’ Now you can shop for mental health services at CVS, Rite Aid and other national chains.
The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health.
Research shows that the pandemic took a toll on our overall well-being and left many of us drained. Here are seven simple steps to get you thriving again.
The mental health toll of the pandemic is real. But many will recover.
“My school is giving too much work,” a 10th grader wrote during the pandemic. “At first, this was just a break from school, but now all I feel is stress, anxiety and pain.”
A new study shows that MDMA, known as Ecstasy or Molly, can bring relief when paired with talk therapy to those with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
Critics say the field has a long way to go — from the lack of Black psychiatrists to the way it treats African-Americans.
Working on the audio documentary “Odessa” gave one producer a painful look at the post-lockdown emotional struggles of teenagers.
Here’s what parents need to know.
Captain Rebecca Hillman was charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of a prisoner, an incident that led to criticism of New York City’s jail system.
A judge found James L. Jordan not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal stabbing of Ronald S. Sanchez Jr. along the trail in 2019.
There is an effective approach to breaking the preschool-to-prison pipeline.
To shake up the tedium of quarantine, I started doing polar plunges with Stephanie Reece, who was driven by something else entirely.
Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.
The state prison system is the only one in the nation where no one has died of Covid-19. But the strict lockdowns and quarantines that slowed the virus created their own problems.
By setting routines for myself, I was able to shield myself from chaos. Then the pandemic happened. I set out to get them back on track.
It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.
To the alarm of Jewish leaders, Sarah Halimi’s killer will go unpunished because of his mental state, brought on by cannabis, at the time of the crime.