Out of the Shadows: Mental health experts discuss getting help for mentally ill youth

October 28, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Chicagoans participate in the 'Out of the Darkness' walk for benefit suicide prevention.

For the past few weeks, Out of the Shadows explored the numerous obstacles that surround mental illness. In the series' last conversation, Eight Forty-Eight explored what could be done to break down those barriers. Three experts spoke about the medical, legal and very personal issues involved in treating mentally ill children.

Lawyer Mark Heyrman, who specializes in the rights of the mentally disabled, Dr. Terry Koller, a licensed child psychologist and the executive director of the Illinois Psychological Association and Stanley Lewy, who founded the Midwest Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Association after losing his son, all weighed in.