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Some Video Games Could Be Part Of Mental Health Treatment, Researchers Say

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 15 million Americans suffer from major depressive disorder and 40 million from an anxiety disorder.

08/04/2014

49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: I See Alonzo Spellman In Aldon Smith

Maybe we should be quicker to help troubled 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith than to criticize him.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Group Wants Referendum Asking State For More Money To Treat Mentally Ill

A group of politicians, ministers and mental health experts stood on the Cook County Jail grounds this morning and proposed a referendum for the November 2014 ballot.

10/14/2013

An inmate who receives treatment for mental health at Cook County Jail. (CBS)

Inside Look: Cook County Jail’s Mental Health Dorm

For many, the only psychiatric care they ever get is when they are incarcerated. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

10/04/2013

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Feds: We Can Treat Jackson Jr. Behind Bars

Federal prosecutors are challenging the contention by defense attorneys that Jesse Jackson Jr. should spend less time in prison because a lengthy sentence would cause his fragile mental health to deteriorate.

06/17/2013

Responders gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. There are 27 dead, 20 of them children, after Adam Lanza reportedly opened fire in one of the largest school massacres in U.S. history. Lanza is dead at the scene and his mother, a teacher at the school, is also dead. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Urges More Mental Health Funding After Sandy Hook Massacre

An Illinois state lawmaker said Wednesday that talking about gun control isn’t the only conversation we need to have after the shooting massacre at a grade school in Connecticut.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: State To Review School Security Plans In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

The deadly school shooting spree last week in Connecticut prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to push for a review of school safety measures in the state.

12/18/2012

Responders gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. There are 27 dead, 20 of them children, after Adam Lanza reportedly opened fire in one of the largest school massacres in U.S. history. Lanza is dead at the scene and his mother, a teacher at the school, is also dead. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Advocates Call For New Focus On Mental Health After Newtown Massacre

Supporters of mental health funding have said the mass shooting last week in Newtown, Conn., should prompt a discussion not just of gun control laws, but the need for more attention to mental illness.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2012

Ald. Sandi Jackson discusses her husband U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s treatment for depression and gastrointestinal issues. (Credit: CBS)

Sandi Jackson Unsure If Jesse Jackson Jr. Will Be Back Before Election

The wife of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has been out of the public eye for three months while being treated for mental health problems, said she is not sure the congressman will return to the public eye before the November election.

10/03/2012

Hospital Bed

Will County Officials: Closing Mental Health Facility Would Be Devastating

Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close the Tinley Park Mental Health Facility is getting a big thumbs down from officials in Will County.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Tom Dart

Sheriff Dart: Cook County Jail Forced To Serve As Mental Institution

It seems that the Cook County Jail is unintentionally taking on a new role as a mental health facility.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Jail/Prison

Lake County Sheriff On Defensive After Woman’s Death From Hunger Strike

The Lake County Sheriff is defending his jail’s handling of an inmate who died after refusing to eat.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Confirms Need For Major Cuts, Possible Layoffs

Thousands of state employees could be facing the prospect of layoffs as Gov. Pat Quinn seeks to make “reductions” to deal with a massive budget deficit.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

Peter, who has bipolar disorder, finds some comfort in painting. (CBS)

Art Program Helps Mentally Ill Find Some Comfort, Support

How does art free a brain that is hurting? Is there something in the creation that reacts with colors and process and form and texture? CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports.

09/02/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Signs Bill To Improve Mental Health Services

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to help people dealing with mental health issues.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

A group of mental health advocates staged a protest of the city of Chicago's proposal to transfer mental health care from city clinics to privately run facilities on Tuesday at the University Club of Chicago, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel was speaking, but Emanuel avoided the protesters by going in a side door. (Credit: CBS)

City Officials: Mental Health Services Will Remain Strong

The Emanuel Administration is trying to reassure mental health advocates that patients will continue to receive good services, despite the city’s efforts to save money.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

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Mental Health Transition Program Won’t Be Cut

At least one mental health initiative will not be cut back, even after the Gov. Pat Quinn predicted looming budget cuts across the Illinois Department of Human Services.

WBBM Newsradio–02/25/2011