Results tagged “mental illness” from The Bilerico Project

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Closeted Fox Anchor Shepard Smith Calls Robin Williams a 'Coward'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 12, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Just hours after the world learned of Robin Williams's suicide, closeted Fox News anchor Shepard Smith called him a "coward."Read More

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Mexican Catholic Bishop: Homophobia is 'Mental Illness'

Filed by John M. Becker | August 22, 2013 | 3:00 PM | comments

José Raúl Vera López, the Roman Catholic bishop of Saltillo, Mexico, spoke out forcefully against anti-gay bigotry yesterday, calling homophobia a "mental illness."Read More


Aurora: The Right To Kill 2

Filed by D Gregory Smith | July 22, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Nothing is changing. In fact, it's just getting worse. Crazy people who act out in public seem to give permission to crazy people in charge of congregations and political positions permission to act out, too.Read More

Why God Did Not Write the Bible

Filed by Michael Hamar | January 11, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Since LGBT people challenge the Bible materialists we are rewarded with a special level of hate and animus by the Santorums of the world. Read More

White House: Steve Hildebrand is crazy

Filed by Bil Browning | April 02, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

This has me so sputtering with anger that I can't even begin to describe it. I've sat here all day trying to write out a response that was insightful and meaningful, but I've been unsuccessful. In a Washington Post story...Read More

Ten Simple Rules for Talking Trans

Filed by Antonia D'orsay | December 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Recently, once again, Bilerico had a post that incited the trans community. That's actually pretty easy to do. Well, the incite the trans community part. As one of the "official angry trannies" of the interwebs, I'm going to give a...Read More

"No" to the notion of transgender

Filed by Ronald Gold | December 10, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

This post has been removed. See: Upon further reflection and deliberation, if you want to know more....Read More

Finding Happiness at Halloween: Lifting the Veil off Mental Health

Filed by David Castillo | October 31, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Halloween is my partner Jim's favorite holiday. He loves it more than Thanksgiving and more than Christmas. Around this time of year, it's not uncommon for our apartment to smell of baked pumpkin seeds and hot cider infused with mulling...Read More


Rosie O'Donnell on a bad day

Filed by Ed Team | May 06, 2009 | 7:30 AM | comments

"On a good day I think I'm a relatively sane person with a few frayed wires. On a bad day I think, just lock me up." -- Rosie O'Donnell...Read More

A quick point from a "nut" about mental illness

Filed by Bil Browning | April 10, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday John Aravosis posted about a tragic murder/suicide in Florida. A mentally ill woman went with her 20 year old son to a shooting range, shot and killed him and then turned the gun on herself. The woman had a...Read More

Surprise: Texas prosecutors don't like homeless poz man

Filed by Alex Blaze | June 04, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Even a court of law in 2008 can get caught up in AIDS panic (via BTB): Prosecutors convinced a Dallas County jury this week that HIV-positive saliva should be considered a deadly weapon. But the Centers for Disease Control and...Read More

A Very Bipolar (one day late) Valentine for Marina

Filed by Bruce Parker | February 15, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Sara was twenty-seven, and what people used to call a wag: smart, quick-witted, encyclopedic. She could recount every failed Everest expedition in mesmerizing detail — the sort of a talent I would expect of a rock climber, not someone...Read More

The Crime of Mental Illness

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 14, 2007 | 2:00 PM | comments

Mental illness isn't a crime, but the way we treat — or don't treat — the mentally ill is. Or should be. I wrote earlier that the Hillary's hostage taker was ordered to undergo evaluation, which led me to make...Read More

A bully is a coward turned inside out

Filed by Bil Browning | December 14, 2007 | 1:15 PM | comments

While I don't usually post personal items here on the blog, I'm really proud of our daughter and I wanted to share it with you. Now that she's a little older, I'm also going to drop my prohibition of printing...Read More

The Mental Health of Gunmen

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 13, 2007 | 2:00 PM | comments

No sooner did I post about the Clinton hostage crisis than the Omaha mall shooting happened, and write away there were questions about the mental health of the gunman. "As the twig is bent, so grows the tree." A sign...Read More

I Think You're Crazy. Just Like Me.

Filed by Terrance Heath | December 12, 2007 | 11:36 AM | comments

I actually went all day without hearing about the hostage situation at Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters. By the time I got the full story, it was all over but the post-hostage-crisis analysis, which basically boiled down to this: the guy...Read More