New research by Chicago scientists suggests using antidepressant drugs does not increase suicidal thoughts and behavior in kids, which contradicts warnings by government regulators.In 2004 the Food and Drug Administration alerted the public that the drugs, intended to reduce depression, can actually
Kelly KleimanTomorrow (Friday) night, Shaw Chicago will present the sole and only local performance of Mark Twain in Person. Richard Henzel, a Shaw Chicago stalwart, has been touring this one-man show for years now, to great acclaim.
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.
Some wards of the state end up in psychiatric hospitals like Chicago Lakeshore Hospital. Over the years, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has made great strides in finding homes for abandoned, neglected and traumatized kids.
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.
WBEZ's Out of the Shadows series looked to identify some factors that could exacerbate mental illness in teens--among them, sexuality. Straight or gay, coming to terms with one's sexuality is one of the biggest hurdles a teenager crosses.