Brain trauma and members of Congress

by Ellen Ratner -- Much has changed since I worked in mental health 25 years ago. We have a much better understanding of how the brain actually works, the connections it makes more…

Roger Ailes: A man I admire

by Ellen Ratner -- The headline in TVNewser about Roger Ailes saving the life of one of his reporters didn't surprise me a bit. Don't get me wrong: I was delighted to know the details of more…

Helping the mentally ill in South Sudan

by Ellen Ratner -- The mentally ill in South Sudan have extra burdens. The country has been at war for almost 45 of the last 60 years. Last week, I wrote about traumatic more…

How goats can help save South Sudan

by Ellen Ratner -- I have never taken a sabbatical, but decided to this year. My sabbatical is in South Sudan, the world's news country. There were two wars, one from 1955-1973 more…