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It takes a village—How parents with mental health conditions can be successful

It takes a village—How parents with mental health conditions can be successful

May 8, 2017

When she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety with panic disorder and treatment-resistant depression at the age of 16, Melissa said having children was not something she thought she was ever go...

CPD Superintendent: ‘Law enforcement  is under scrutiny like never before’

CPD Superintendent: ‘Law enforcement is under scrutiny like never before’

December 5, 2016

For the first time in history, the Chicago Police Department is asking for community input on its Use of Force policy to improve “de-escalation” techniques and the “sanctity of life” as well as ...

Mental illness stands tall in ‘Next to Normal’ musical

Mental illness stands tall in ‘Next to Normal’ musical

September 6, 2016

“Next to Normal”—a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical following the struggles of a suburban mother living with bipolar disorder—brings mental illness representation to the Boho Theatre’s final produ...

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 18, 2016

The time is 4:15 p.m. Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen are a bit scatterbrained as they answer the phone for an interview.Why? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have posted their first-ever public selfie.“We’re freaking out ri...

Ald. Bob Fioretti Concedes: ‘We Did Do Change’

February 25, 2015

Former Ald. Bob Fioretti conceded his bid for mayor Tuesday at his election party, held at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 350 W. Mart Center Drive. In his speech, he addressed issues in Chicago, such as c...

How to stay fit and healthy this year

January 26, 2015

Losing weight and taking care of your body is hard work, but three Chicago trainers sat down with The Chronicle to discuss how people can get fit and stay healthy.How to reach the trainers:Nnamdi Ugbaj...

Bipolar risk gene behavior revealed

Bipolar risk gene behavior revealed

By Contributing Writer Abby Seitz

November 10, 2014

New research from Northwestern University may provide a better understanding of the biological basis of neuropsychiatric diseases.In a study published Oct. 22 in the journal Cell, NU researchers used supe...

YouTube provides platform for mental illness peer support

YouTube provides platform for mental illness peer support

October 27, 2014

Many people with severe mental illnesses, specifically schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder, are turning to YouTube to share their experiences with the illness or seek peer support, ...

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