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It is not too late to register for Mental Health Conference at PSC

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…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana program aims to prevent youth suicides

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new Indiana campaign will try to steer depressed young people toward programs that will help prevent them from committing suicide.

September 26, 2014 11:11 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Robin Williams' life should continue to inspire us

GUEST COMMENTARY: Robin Williams' life should continue to inspire us

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.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Those who look so happy might just be so sad

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 …

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Drop in military suicides doesn't deter prevention efforts

Drop in military suicides doesn't deter prevention efforts

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.

July 23, 2014 6:00 pm Related
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
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