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.
Can LSD Help Solve Mental Health Issues?Since 2003, however, the FDA has allowed for a few clinical trials of illegal hallucinogens – drugs like psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient found in so-called "magic mushrooms."
Suicide Survivor Becomes Youngest Face Transplant Recipient In U.S.Katie Stubblefield was just 18 when she put the barrel of her brother's .308-caliber hunting rifle below her chin and pulled the trigger. She survived, but the injury resulted in the loss of her face.
Elementary School Opens Meditation Room To 'Replace Behaviors'"It's not punishing students; it's helping them to replace behaviors they don't want to have as a response to certain situations."
Can Eating The Right Foods Help Boost Your Mental Health?Sticking to certain foods and a healthy diet isn't just good for your physical health, it may also have a positive impact on your mental state.
Metal-Eating Cook County Jail Inmate Cost Taxpayers Millions Of DollarsA Cook County Jail inmate who swallows any metal objects he can find has cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
2 Officers From Same District Die, Two Days ApartFor the second time this week, a Chicago police officer from the same district has died
Study: Child Behavioral Issues Linked To Parents With Childhood TraumaA new study has found a link between the stressful childhoods some parents endured and the behavioral issues their own children develop.
Study: Child Behavioral Issues Linked To Parents With Childhood TraumaA new study has found a link between the stressful childhoods some parents had and the behavioral issues their own children developed.