National Alliance on Mental Illness

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

Artist's rendering of Myers Place, an independent living complex for the physically disabled and mentally ill, being built in Mount Prospect. (Photo courtesy Daveri Development Group)

Ground Broken On $13M Independent Housing Center For Disabled

A first-of-its-kind groundbreaking was held in Mount Prospect on Monday, as community leaders, developers, and other partners turned the dirt for $13 million independent living complex for the disabled and mentally ill.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012