Chad Posick

A Biosocial Explanation for Running from Police

Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man from Baltimore, made eye contact with a police officer and, at that moment, decided to run. There was seemingly little reason he would choose to do so, as he wasn’t doing anything wrong. Tragically, Gray died in police custody when he was being transported to a police station. Walter Scott, an older man from South Carolina, also ran from police officers after a traffic stop. He had a warrant out for his arrest, which might partly explain his fleeing the scene.

Lauren Barretto

Treating Broken Hearts With Poor Mental Health Services

Many youth are deemed to have mental disabilities as a result of inadequate screening and the lack of responsive programming. Bipolar disorder diagnoses in particular have increased by 40 times among all youth, outpacing diagnoses among adults, in the last 10 years.

The Start of My Prison Term

I will never forget when the steel cell door slammed shut behind me. I stood in the darkness trying to fix my eyes and readjust the thoughts that were telling me this was not home. That this tiny space would not, could not be where I would spend a nickel of my life.