Pain and Mental Health

Pain and Mental Health

When chronic pain strikes, depression and anxiety can follow Chronic pain is more than a physical problem. Those who suffer…

Countering the Stigma of Mental Health in Chicago’s Immigrant Communities

Countering the Stigma of Mental Health in Chicago’s Immigrant Communities

Even under the best of circumstances, it’s challenging for immigrants to adjust to a new life in a new country.…

Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

Our minds are one of the most powerful things about us. Everything from our physical health to our sense of…

Facing Fears with Virtual Reality Therapy

Facing Fears with Virtual Reality Therapy

You’re on an airplane in the middle of a storm, lightning flashing outside the window, your seat rocking. “I’m scared,”…

Healing the Hurt

Healing the Hurt

Chicago programs help young victims of trauma find their way forward “What happened to you?” Asking troubled children that question…

Breaking Down Barriers

Breaking Down Barriers

Fighting against the stigma of mental illness and advocating for parity Moments after delivering her first child, a baby girl,…

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Making sense of the ups and downs Lizzie,* a Chicago-resident, was overwhelmed with several stressful situations in her late 20s.…

Teen Depression Rising, Especially Among Girls

Teen Depression Rising, Especially Among Girls

The teen years have always been a trying time, but now they are more stressful than ever. And the incidence…

Camp Courage Comforts Children Who Have Lost Loved Ones

Camp Courage Comforts Children Who Have Lost Loved Ones

By Nancy Maes Joanna Bodigor was only six years old in the spring of 2000 when her father died of…

Stressed Out

Stressed Out

The importance of keeping cool can’t be stressed enough By Kate Silver Stress has been a lifelong problem for Claire.* For years, the…