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Improviser finds purpose in police crisis trainings
Dec. 19, 2014
The Chicago Police Department has the largest crisis intervention training program in the country and Clark Weber plays an important part in it.
Breaking the silence about being bipolar
Oct. 24, 2014
When Andrea Lee was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 20 years ago, she wanted to talk about it all the time.
The relationship between mental health and eating
May. 20, 2014
May is Mental Health Month, so we take a look at the connection between eating right and mental health. We also look at the latest efforts to get a new trauma center at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Suicide attempt survivor helps others cope with mental illness
Mar. 28, 2014
College student talks for the first time with her mom about suicide attempts, and her decision to become a mental health advocate.
More parents give up custody to get kids mental health care
Dec. 14, 2013
When parents cannot get a child psychiatric care, they sometimes relinquish custody to get the child state services. It is call a psychiatric lockout, and in Illinois they've doubled in just two years
The stories and voices of those who served
Nov. 11, 2013
It's Veterans Day and Morning Shift is taking a look at an arts organization that helps vets cope with mental health issues, and examining the issues that recent veterans and older veterans face.
Is Internet Addiction Disorder real?
Oct. 17, 2013
Is the inability to log off a real addiction, or just a symptom of our tech-obsessed society?
Illinois Medicaid expansion may leave out mental-health teams
Oct. 10, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is still mulling over programs designed to keep people from landing in psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes and jails.
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