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Outfielder Jim Piersall’s Public Struggle with Mental Illness
Mental Health

Outfielder Jim Piersall’s Public Struggle with Mental Illness

Jim Piersall, a successful center fielder (1950-67), struggled publicly with mental health problems as a player, was hospitalized twice, treated with lithium, then recovered aneopd became a baseball “lifer.”

Interviewing the Always Happy ‘Frugal Gourmet’ When I Was Sad
Film, TV, and the Arts

Interviewing the Always Happy ‘Frugal Gourmet’ When I Was Sad

I interviewed Jeff Smith, TV’s “Frugal Gourmet,” who was at the height of his stardom, and happy all the time, at least in public. But it was a sad day for me. I did my job because I was a disciplined person and a workaholic. My job was who I was, not just what I did.

How Our State Mental Health System Fell So Far So Fast
Mental Health

How Our State Mental Health System Fell So Far So Fast

Years of underfunding, and change-averse mental health chief executives brought the NH mental health system from 2nd best in the nation to a grade of D-plus in only 10 years.