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03.08.2016

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The Sun Interview

Who Are You Calling Crazy? Gary Greenberg On How We Define Mental Illness — And How It Defines Us

by Zander Sherman

“Mental illness is a function of consciousness, and consciousness is something we see through a glass darkly. We simply are not prepared to understand it with the same certainty that we are prepared to understand, say, liver disease.”

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Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Dirt Monkey

by Shozan Jack Haubner

Howling into the void

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Chemo and Me

by E.C. Salibian

The odds of survival

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Fiction

They Were

by Peter Witte

“He was. She was.”

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The Unified Conspiracy Theory

by Matthew Meade

“When Jack walked into the Nite Owl Diner, I almost didn’t recognize him. He was heavier than the last time I had seen him, and his hair was cut short, but he smiled the same way he always had. He had this expectant look on his face, as if the counter, the register, the grill, the worn floors, the uncomfortable booths — all of it — were part of some elaborate surprise party set up just for him.”

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Poetry

Something

by James Valvis
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Readers Write

High School

by Our Readers

A caring teacher, a forbidden love, a missed period

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Sunbeams

“I am troubled by my shapeless fears. My God, these anxieties! Who can live in the modern world without catching his share of them?”

Vincent van Gogh

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Letter to the Editor

If you’re thinking about writing us a letter, give in to the temptation.

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