Media and the Mentally Interesting
The odd, the mentally ill, the disabled live at the fringes -- some are cast out as homeless or into prisons or mental hospitals and others, the lucky ones, are settled-in with relatives, where they may be kept in a back bedroom. "Stigma" begins at home, but it's portable -- they take it with them when they're tossed out again. The mentally interesting who keep their cool in somebody's home, even a group home, find isolation and electronic media -- radio and TV to begin, then e-mail, websites, and now blogs -- within virtual reach. Here's how they reach each other.
Articles in this feature
Jun 07, 2010
Does It Hurt to Be Bipolar?
Do you want to be somebody else; Stanley Bing is.
Jun 03, 2010
Alzheimer's and Senile Dementia Can Strike Anyone at Anytime
When you drive 45.95 miles into the desert, you need to know why you went there.
May 22, 2010
Brain Tools 102: Art Slam 2010 Calls for Entries
Can the mentally interesting create art for money?
May 17, 2010
Brain Tools 101: Artistic Media
He changed designs in original media, stone, copper, wood, applied different inks like Photoshop artists rework layers.
May 14, 2010
Reach Out to the Mentally Disabled with Free Stuff
Mental health organizations live alongside free software, database computers, networks of networks — but miss focusing them on the mentally disabled.
May 03, 2010
PsychMoo.com Gives Mentally Disabled Social Media of Their Own
Cyberbullies torment Marcie, a vulnerable autistic girl with bipolar disorder, until she became suicidal — now, PsychMoo.com is what's happening.