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.
Earlier WBEZ series, Fifty-Fifty and Inside and Out, revealed that mental illness causes some kids to drop out of school and others to end up in jail: The new series Out of the Shadows continues that reporting.
Christian extremist Anders Behring Breivik has confessed to committing the recent Norway attacks. Did insanity or pure evil trigger his actions? Host Michel Martin and psychiatrist Dr. Carl Bell discuss whether there's a link between extreme racism and mental illness.
An exhaustive study of autism in one community has found that the disorder is far more common than suggested by earlier research.The study of 55,000 children in Goyang, South Korea, found that 2.64 percent — one in every 38 children — had an autism spectrum disorder."
Earlier this month, we reported on the dramatic increase in violence at California's state psychiatric hospitals. There has been another death at the hospital in Napa — the second one there in less than six months.