According to the latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 15 percent of Latino youth in the United States have considered attempting suicide. By comparison, rates for black and white youth were 13 percent.
Over time, society improved the way it understands and treats mental illness, but long-standing stigma can still be heard in everyday casual language. The stigma is heard in words like crazy, nutty, unbalanced or delusional.
A seminary that's been a fixture in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood since 1926 is moving downtown.The Meadville Lombard Theological School is moving to the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies. The Unitarian Universalist seminary shifted from a residential school to distance learning.
Celebrations of the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur ended for the year but the Jewish season of rejoicing continued Wednesday with the festival known as Sukkot.Chicago writer Ellen Blum Barish was thinking about the places where her life and the deeper meanings of the holiday intersect