A fine balance
Vertigo knocked me out of whack. Now, when people talk of finding equilibrium, I want to hit them with my walking stick
Bipolar disorder can rage through life like a hurricane. So why does the US healthcare system leave us to cope alone?
The end of night
An eternal electric day is creeping across the globe, but our brains and bodies cannot cope in a world without darkness
A mad world
A diagnosis of mental illness is more common than ever – did psychiatrists create the problem, or just recognise it?
An inconvenient child
My six-year-old son was suspended as a danger to others. His crime? A disability you could find in any classroom
Disabled people in modern China are still stigmatised, marginalised and abused. What hope is there for reform?
The camping cure
Living outside changes you. When environmental illness left me too sick to stay in my high-rise, I turned to nature to heal
The Geel question
For centuries, a little Belgian town has treated the mentally ill. Why are its medieval methods so successful?
A model world
In economics, climate science and public health, computer models help us decide how to act. But can we trust them?