The county’s jailers are trying a new approach, says Sheriff Tom Dart. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.
Having repeatedly called Cook County Jail the nation’s largest mental institution, Sheriff Tom Dart has tapped a clinical psychologist to run the facility.
The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy was in Chicago Thursday for an all-day conference on the topic of how we treat — or in many cases, fail to treat — mental illness.
Marshall’s press conference missed the mark Thursday, writes Tim Baffoe.
Maybe we should be quicker to help troubled 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith than to criticize him.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has taken his appeal for more help for mentally ill jail inmates to Capitol Hill.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
The head of the Illinois State Rifle Association says Illinois has already complied with one of the elements in President Obama’s package of gun control proposals, and his group supported it.
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.
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.
It seems that the Cook County Jail is unintentionally taking on a new role as a mental health facility.
The city’s homeless population has grown, and agencies facing funding shortfalls can’t keep up with the need for their services.
Some people with mental illness are losing their Medicaid eligibility for therapy after they become employed.