Alexa James, CEO of NAMI Chicago, talks about their new report focusing on mental illness in the criminal justice system and where to go looking forward.
Sports therapist Natalie Graves, of Natalie Graves Athletic Counseling, talks about Simone Biles decision to withdraw from the individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health.
The year 2020 led to another new record no one wanted – overdose deaths.
For the first time in Chicago, some 911 calls for mental health emergencies won’t be answered by police officers but by mental health professionals paired with paramedics.
Trials for a shorter workweek in Iceland proved to be a huge success.
When a controversial Alzheimer’s drug won U.S. approval, surprise over the decision quickly turned to shock at how long it might take to find out if it really works — nine years.
If you want to hang out with nice people, there are 34 states other than Illinois where you would be better off.
For the first time in twenty years, the FDA has approved a new treatment for Alzheimer's Disease.
“Working 55 hours or more per week is a serious health hazard,” WHO Director of Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health Dr. Maria Neira said.
A new community resource center is opening to help people in Cook County navigate social services.
A recent study highlighted by the National Institutes of Health found that middle-aged people who slept less than seven hours a night and/or had irregular sleep patterns could be at higher risk of developing dementia later in life.
Parents say with cellphones, tablets and social media, it is virtually impossible to shield their children from seeing the video of a Chicago police officer shooting and killing 13-year-old Adam Toledo.
Researchers say they found a way to tell from a person’s blood how severe their depression is, the risk of developing severe depression in the future and the risk of future bipolar disorder.
Researchers also found one specific cultural factor common in “Western” countries that played the largest role when determining the level of exhaustion.
One year after the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools nationwide, a CDC survey released Thursday shows that remote learning has taken a toll on the mental and physical health of both parents and children.
"With her being a teenager and all the turbulence that brings, you know, you throw COVID on top of that, and I can’t even imagine having to go through that alone," said one suburban mother.
An Illinois family believes they lost their father as a result of 'COVID psychosis.'
After two Chicago police officers took their own lives last week, the Chicago Police Department announced Wednesday that they were hiring Alexa James, CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Chicago, as their senior adviser of wellness.
Britain's royal family was absorbing the tremors Monday from an interview by Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, in which the couple said they encountered racist attitudes and a lack of support that drove Meghan to thoughts of suicide.
A new study found people who have dementia are at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.