• Dec2018

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects over 40.8 million Americans each year. While most of those cases are mild, about 6 percent of all people with SAD have symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization. Demographically, the condition is most likely to affect women between the ages of 18 and 30, but...

  • Nov2018

    While mental health issues affect individuals of every community and socioeconomic class, the LGBTQ community has an increased risk for mental illness, with three times as many individuals who identify as LGBTQ living with major depression and generalized anxiety disorder than their heteronormative counterparts. Many LGBTQ individuals do not receive...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipw9qJSXpxM “We were heartbroken, lost and didn’t know which way to turn. Doctors can be very good at prescribing medicines but are not good at attending to the soul of a family. However, it was one of those doctors who, after my many incessant questions, said, “Have you ever heard...

  • I was an American soldier and part of a brotherhood.  Understanding Veterans and our mental health can be a difficult task, so I’d like to share something with you that brought me to tears and hit me in the gut.  I’m going to expose something deep within me, the heart...

  • With one in every five adults worldwide living with a mental illness, there’s an ever-growing need for innovative and effective means of combating mental illness in the community.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness – Cook County North Suburban chapter (NAMI CCNS) is Chicago’s leader in mental health support groups...

  • Oct2018

    Since the inception of health care, mental illness has always been denied by insurance companies.  That is changing fast as mental health parity laws have been the conversation among the many that have been denied the same services afforded to those with physical ailments for decades. However, Illinois Governor Bruce...

  • The internet has become commonplace and routine for many individuals at work and home each day. However, when the internet initially became widely known, it had many different purposes than what it is used for by millions today. Understanding both the positive and negative impact the internet has had on...

  • Lady Gaga teamed with the director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom, on Tuesday (Oct. 9) to pen an essay for The Guardian about the epidemic of suicide, lack of reliable mental health support services around the world and the need to stop stigmatizing treatable conditions. “By the time you finish...

  • A Star is Born, a new movie remake by Director Bradley Cooper, left me with some concerning thoughts.  The movie is great, but also is one of the biggest failures.  Why does it fail? This movie digs back into the sad and unfortunate reality of mental health and suicide. (Spoiler Alert) ...

  • Sep2018

    Dear Suicide, I’ve come to know a few things about you. You are a liar. I don’t need ways out of my life. I need life now more than ever. You give me false pretenses and thoughts that “others don’t know, don’t care and could never understand.”  However, that is...