Broken Hearts and Stunned Public: Suicides Take Front Page

How can this be? This week, two prominent people, both bright lights in their industries, died from suicide.  Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef turned author and TV host, who seemed to always grab life by the lapels with vigor and humor, died June 8. Kate Spade, the designer whose empire starting with women’s handbags, built a brand of joy – …

Teardrop Tattoos, Prison Life and Smart Justice

The teardrop tattoos on his face were clues that the inmate was imprisoned for a serious violent crime, probably murder. He and the other inmates we met were, clearly, not the usual people that we engage in our quest for innovations in mental healthcare. As we prepared to take virtual reality tools to the maximum-security Spring Creek Correctional Center in …