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GUEST COMMENTARY: Filling mental health services gap is necessary

GUEST COMMENTARY: Filling mental health services gap is necessary

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.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Provide suicide risk screening for troops

EDITORIAL: Provide suicide risk screening for troops

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.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am Video Related
Donnelly screening plan aimed at reducing military suicides

Donnelly screening plan aimed at reducing military suicides

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.

May 07, 2014 5:30 pm Video Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Mental illness a major challenge for youths

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.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

Behavioral health workers vote to unionize

An overwhelming majority of the 130 behavioral health workers at Regional Mental Health Center Southlake campus voted last week to unionize.

April 14, 2014 11:00 am
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April 09, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosiers help preserve Medicare Part D

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hoosiers help preserve Medicare Part D

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.

March 29, 2014 12:00 am
Porter-Starke wins national healthy workplace award

Porter-Starke wins national healthy workplace award

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.

March 23, 2014 6:37 pm

Porter County heroin deaths up but suicides down

VALPARAISO | Heroin deaths were up, but suicides were down. Murders were down, but motor vehicle fatalities were up.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: After-school groups could ease anxiety

YOUNG VOICES: After-school groups could ease anxiety

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?

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
Bears WR Marshall not backing down after loss

Bears WR Marshall not backing down after loss

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.

October 08, 2013 7:00 pm
Bears WR Marshall not backing down after loss

Bears WR Marshall not backing down after loss

Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) makes a touchdown reception Sunday against the New Orleans Saints in Chicago.

October 08, 2013 4:31 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Ignored aspect of health deserves more thought

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…

September 30, 2013 6:15 pm
Study finds Hoosier girls face more hurdles than peers elsewhere

Study finds Hoosier girls face more hurdles than peers elsewhere

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.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Parents, too, need relief from back-to-school stress

GUEST COMMENTARY: Parents, too, need relief from back-to-school stress

As Hoosiers focus on back-to-school activities, parents may experience stress over another school year.

August 31, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Two meetings aren't enough for school safety

GUEST COMMENTARY: Two meetings aren't enough for school safety

When I talk with parents of school-age children, their No. 1 concern is school safety.

August 21, 2013 12:00 am
Protesters demand stop to sequestration, mental health funding cuts

Protesters demand stop to sequestration, mental health funding cuts

HAMMOND | Protesters rallied outside the federal courthouse Wednesday in Hammond, demanding a stop to the federal sequestration and cuts to mental health services.

August 14, 2013 6:15 pm Photos

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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
Local therapist brings rapid treatment process to region

Local therapist brings rapid treatment process to region

Every night before she went to sleep, Jane had a ritual.

June 02, 2013 7:40 pm Photos

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