CHICAGO HEIGHTS | It might be the most helpful and informative conference you attend all year. Prairie State College is hosting a conference to help people understand mental health. Titled, “Changing Perspectives and Altering Perceptions: Understanding Mental Health,” the conference is a ful…
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new Indiana campaign will try to steer depressed young people toward programs that will help prevent them from committing suicide.
Robin Williams’ tragic and untimely death after a decades-long battle against bipolar disorder reminds us mental illnesses are all too often serious and life-threatening chronic diseases.
When I was much younger and had a lot more free time, I used to stay up late to watch standup comedy on cable TV channels. The 1980s were a golden age for that art form with Sam Kinison, Gallagher, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait …
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., remains committed to expanding suicide-prevention screening to all military service members, even as the number of soldier suicides dropped by 8 percent last year.
It appears that on a regular basis we now hear news accounts of individuals, in the midst of a psychiatric crisis, who severely wound or kill others, often before taking their own lives.
Every semester, Indiana University Northwest visiting professor Jean Olson gives her students an experiment.
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's first bill in the Senate was the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2013. He has reintroduced the legislation this month. It's a good bill that shows compassion and support for the troops.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., is renewing his focus on preventing military suicides with new legislation seeking to ensure all service members, not just deploying troops, are regularly screened for suicide risk factors.
Terre Haute native Tommy John posted 288 victories as a Major League Baseball pitcher, but one opponent was too strong to overcome — his son's mental illness. Mental illness remains a prevalent challenge for Indiana youths.
An overwhelming majority of the 130 behavioral health workers at Regional Mental Health Center Southlake campus voted last week to unionize.
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Despite the well-documented success of the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, a rule proposed earlier this year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would have negatively impacted Part D – jeopardizing access to needed medicines and reducing choices for Hoosiers.
VALPARAISO | Porter-Starke Services received the Best Practices Honor from the American Psychological Association at the APA's annual Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
VALPARAISO | Heroin deaths were up, but suicides were down. Murders were down, but motor vehicle fatalities were up.
Depression and anxiety are hugely prevalent throughout schools. It’s beginning to become an epidemic, with ties to breakdowns and even suicide. But how can we stop something so broad?
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Bears receiver Brandon Marshall understands he's going to turn heads when he speaks out, given his well-publicized struggles with mental illness.
Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) makes a touchdown reception Sunday against the New Orleans Saints in Chicago.
INDIANAPOLIS | Since the turn of century, the biggest concerns among sports medics have been ACL injuries — particularly in women — concussions, elbow injuries — particularly among pitchers — heat illness, steroids, spinal injuries, and conditions which might cause sudden cardiac arrest. Exc…
INDIANAPOLIS | The carefree childhood always has been more aspirational than actual for many, and a new analysis finds girls growing up in Indiana often have a harder time than girls living elsewhere.
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