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The anatomy of a police shooting: Anthony Hill

Did Anthony Hill have to die?

When DeKalb County officer Robert Olsen shot and killed an unarmed man, Anthony Hill, in March 2015, it brought up many questions about how police handle people with mental illness. This is the anatomy of a police shooting.
Waller's Coffee Shop Decatur

Beyond the Brew: Waller’s Coffee Shop aims to promote strong mental health

"I want this to be a place that people can come for help, guidance, and just for quiet time," says owner Jason Waller, who hopes that his new Decatur shop can serve not only as a music venue and place to grab a cup of coffee, but also a place to promote positive conversations around mental health issues.

How art therapy helps a Georgia veteran with PTSD

Everywhere Jason Smith turned, it seemed death surrounded him. As a medic in the smoldering battlegrounds of Iraq, he performed CPR on fatally wounded Marines. Back home he was involved in a car wreck that left him with a traumatic brain injury and killed a friend. Before long he began hallucinating.

Dealing with insomnia

I live with a man who at 10 p.m. can drink a caffeinated Diet Coke, fire off twenty emails, read a New Yorker article on his backlit iPad and then abruptly say goodnight, turn off the light and fall asleep in less than fifteen seconds. As he snores away, I seethe.

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