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.
INDIANAPOLIS | A death row inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has won the chance to argue he's become too mentally ill in prison to be executed.
Tim Samuelson, Chicago Cultural Historian and curator, finds it humorous, yet very accurate, how his latest exhibit at Chicago Cultural Center is billed with the tag: "Singer David Bowie's 'Modern Love' might make an appropriate theme song for Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli, for it was their …
In the wake of the Newtown school tragedy, there was focus on two responses — gun control and improving mental health care.
MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a 10-week class for mentally ill patients who are under the care of a psychiatrist or therpist.
INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-five Indiana children are receiving mental health services as part of state officials' pledge to close a funding gap, said an Indiana Department of Child Services official.
INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has signed 25 proposals approved by the General Assembly into law over the past two weeks, including six measures primarily sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators.
When R.D. Riley was 3 years old, his therapist told him he would become a mass murderer, the boy and his mother recall.
With national elections over, our country faces many challenges and many possible paths forward. Whatever your political ideology or personal leanings, I ask you to join the fight for smart, efficient, cost-effective legislation for mental health care services throughout our nation so all Am…
Indiana is fortunate to be home to a biopharmaceutical industry that is healthy for Hoosiers. The industry creates new technologies for medical treatment as well as a significant number of local jobs.
Tammy Timm is a study in contrasts, even when she's simply walking.
After months of feeling consumer pressure, the Indiana Department of Child Services suggests launching a pilot program to address children with mental health issues. Under intense media pressure and parents testifying to the legislative study committee, the department tosses millions of dol…
While many child welfare advocates said Indiana's plan to close the gap in mental health services for children is a step in the right direction, others fear the proposal is nothing more than "blowing smoke."
INDIANAPOLIS | Crown Point resident Jill Garner battled emotion Monday as she testified before a legislative committee about her struggle to secure appropriate mental health services for her 12-year-old son.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich will be receiving federal jail inspectors next month for their fall review of inmate health care and safety concerns.
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…
PORTAGE | The Porter County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will sponsor the NAMI Basics Education Program, specifically for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents with mental illness.
INDIANAPOLIS | A legislative commission slated to discuss the unmet mental health needs of Hoosier children will have its first meeting Aug. 27.
INDIANAPOLIS | On Aug. 22, the General Assembly's interim study committee on the Indiana Department of Child Services will convene the first in a series of meetings to discuss the state agency's policies and procedures.
A recent Indiana Court of Appeals opinion could affect how judges handle cases involving some parents of children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.
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