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What Is Love

What Is Love

Part of the sweetness and intimacy of Americans in Bed, an HBO documentary that airs tonight, is the subtle things you learn when the couples who are interviewed are not talking. It is the silent gestures that matter: the wordless looks, the casual caresses.

Love like Exclamation Points: Growing Up with Mental Illness

Love like Exclamation Points: Growing Up with Mental Illness

Best of In The Fray 2013. "I love you," I told my mother quietly, as she stared at me blankly. "I will miss you."

Covering (Up) Mental Illness in the Black Community

Covering (Up) Mental Illness in the Black Community

From Metta World Peace to Rudy Eugene, African Americans confronting mental health challenges are often portrayed as isolated examples of crazy or deranged people rather than members of a marginalized community suffering an illness. Beyond the black blogosphere and social networking events, the dismal state of black mental health treatment and awareness hasn’t been adequately covered by mainstream media.