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Eight Forty-Eight 10.21.11

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Eight Forty-Eight 10.21.11

Aurora Aguilar reports on the traditional folk healing method that some Mexican immigrants to treat mentally ill children.

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Several factors can exacerbate mental illness in teens; one is sexuality. For Out of the Shadows, Julianne Hill profiles a teen who attempted suicide before being diagnosed with gender identity disorder. Then, Aurora Aguilar reports on the traditional folk healing method that some Mexican immigrants are using to treat their mentally ill children. And, psychologist Patrick Corrigan’s work has taken him to the West Side of Chicago to learn how black ministers preach about mental illness and the ways in which they facilitate treatment--he joins Eight Forty-Eight to talk about what he observed. Then, Christy LeMaster joined Eight Forty-Eight to talk about Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, a biopic about the late French singer Serge Gainsbourg and the newly restored 1973 German sci-fi thriller, World on a Wire. And, Jennifer Steele (aka Serafine LaCroix) from the Chicago Poetry Brothel shared ideas for the weekend in the latest installment of The Weekly Guide.

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