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GUEST COMMENTARY: Service dogs can improve quality of life

GUEST COMMENTARY: Service dogs can improve quality of life

I remember when I was 6, leaving a Denny’s restaurant one evening near my hometown. Several strides behind my family and me I noticed a black Labrador retriever. Why would a dog be in a restaurant?

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment, support are keys to recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment, support are keys to recovery

September is Recovery Month. Just like diabetes and hypertension, mental health and substance abuse disorders are diseases that can be managed, enabling patients to live healthy and rewarding lives.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am

Lake Commissioners award jail contract

CROWN POINT | Lake County's Board of Commissioners awarded a $35,875 contract Wednesday to build a mental health treatment area within the Lake County Jail.

September 04, 2013 1:25 pm

EDITORIAL: Heed second lesson from Newtown

In the wake of the Newtown school tragedy, there was focus on two responses — gun control and improving mental health care.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: You can recover from mental illness, substance abuse

GUEST COMMENTARY: You can recover from mental illness, substance abuse

All around us in Northwest Indiana, people are in recovery from mental illness and substance abuse disorders. These individuals contribute to our businesses, connect with their families and give back to the community. But if we want more people to join them on the path to recovery, then we n…

September 05, 2012 12:00 am
Times reporter wins award for coverage of children's issues

Times reporter wins award for coverage of children's issues

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana judicial group honored a Times reporter Friday for her ongoing coverage of the struggles of families throughout the state in obtaining services for children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.

July 20, 2012 6:30 pm

NAMI offering peer-to-peer classes

PORTAGE | National Alliance on Mental Illness of Porter County will offer peer-to-peer classes beginning April 3.

March 12, 2012 12:00 am

NAMI brings support group to Portage

PORTAGE | Dealing with your own mental illness or that of a loved one isn't easy.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
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