Chicago Businesses Launch Nonprofit Offering Police Mental Health SupportA new nonprofit organization launched Thursday called Bank the Blue will offer mental health support programs outside of officers' departments.
Lightfoot: $1.2 Million For COVID-19 Mental Health Project, No Date To Reopen Lakefront"I'm very worried about a spike and a surge in cases when we do open back up. And so we're going to work to try to mitigate against that."
Reverse Wellness Rounding: Looking After The Mental Health Needs Of Medical Professionals During The Coronavirus PandemicDay in and day out, health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are often putting themselves and their families at risk – while they put their own needs and emotions aside.
Isolation During The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Especially Difficult For Those Facing AddictionAt any given time, experts say at least 15% of Chicago area residents are struggling with some type of addiction. Staying sober can be a lot more challenging during the COVID-19 crisis.
Mental Health Providers Turn To Telemedicine During COVID-19 Crisis, But Will Insurance Cover It?“It is new for us, so some of those challenges we’re still trying to mitigate,” said Dr. Caitlin Simpson, director of clinical operations for Footprints to Recovery.
Chicago Police To Get Help With Mental Health Crisis CallsAfter the consent decree last year, following a scathing U.S. Justice Department report in 2016 calling for sweeping changes to CPD and how officers handle mental health issues.
How To Recognize Signs Of And Cope With Holiday Stress And DepressionWhat makes the holidays stressful and how common is holiday stress?
Indiana Awarded $1.2 Million To Fight Opioid Epidemic In Rural AreasIndiana is getting some big financial help to fight the opioid epidemic in rural areas.
Prison Mental Health Center Groundbreaking Set For MondayThe $150 million center will be 180,000 square feet (16,700 square meters) and serve both men and women. It will employ more than 400 people including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists and correctional treatment officers.
Retired CPD Officer Speaks Out About Department's High Suicide Rate and Mental HealthAs the Chicago Police Department mourns another officer who took his life, a reitred CPD officer with more than 20 years on the force is speaking candidly about mental health and the high suicide rate within the department.
Chicago Restaurant Owner Addresses Mental Health Concerns In The Food Service IndustryDisturbing rates of suicide and substance abuse in the restaurant industry have been swept under the rug for years, but now change may be coming from within the industry, and a Pilsen restaurant is leading the way.
Illinois Police Face Barriers To Mental Health TreatmentIn Chicago, four police officers and one firefighter have died by suicide so far this year, compared to two who've died in the line of duty.
Nonprofit Addresses Mental Health Stigma For First RespondersThe group's latest showcase, "First Responders", explores the mental health experiences of firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement.
DuPage County Getting $471,000 For Mental Health ProgramIt will assist about 700 people with mental illness and substance abuse stay out of the criminal justice system as well as help prevent jail inmates from committing crimes once they are released from custody.
Chance The Rapper Giving $1M To Boost Mental Health ServicesChance the Rapper says he's donating $1 million to help improve mental health services in Chicago.