Virginia Pelley is a freelance journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She has written for Vice Motherboard, Al Jazeera America, Cosmopolitan, the Chicago Tribune, and


A controversial study concluded homophobia might be linked to mental health disorders and should be treated as a disease. But is pathologizing prejudice helpful?


Researchers have found blood biomarkers to help them assess suicide risk, but some say the implications for future mental illness treatment are overhyped.