Between 1995 and 2005, the number of adults in the nation diagnosed with bipolar doubled. In the same time-frame, the number of kids diagnosed as bipolar increased forty fold. Unchecked, the illness can deeply affect a child's ability to learn and care for themselves.
Over the past week, Eight Forty-Eight previewed a couple of personal stories from WBEZ's upcoming series, Out of the Shadows. The project focuses on the state of mental health resources for children in Illinois.
For our Global Activism segment, we catch up with Dr. Nancy Peddle and Francess Browne of the LemonAid Fund. For more than a decade now, they’ve worked to support children and families in Sierra Leone.
Ask a child if they like sweets and the answer is almost universally a resounding "Yes!" It's no surprise to most parents that kids love candy, cookies, sweetened drinks, and some kids have even been known to add sugar to a bowl of Frosted Flakes.
With back-to-school time here, the League of Illinois Bicyclists is making a push to get more kids to bike to school.It cites data showing that the number of U.S. kids biking to school plummeted from 42 percent in 1969 to just 16 percent in 2001.
Every Thursday on Global Activism we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.People’s teeth often go overlooked in development work. Annie Nardone, a dental hygienist, wanted more out of life.