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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 11, 2014

Refusing To Give In To Mental Health Stigma

This story was reported as part of our series “Unmet Needs: Living with mental illness in central Illinois.”

By Sean Powers


(Duration: 4:04)

Rich and Holly Brandt at their home in St. Joseph, Ill.

Rich and Holly Brandt are a married couple in the Champaign County town of St. Joseph. Both were diagnosed with a mental illness. They dedicate their lives to raising awareness, and they refuse to give in to stigma or labels.

Categories: Community, Mental Health

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 10, 2014

Sandy Hook Killer’s Father Wishes His Son Hadn’t Been Born

By Mark Memmott

Flowers, candles and stuffed animals at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Conn., the week after 20 children and 6 adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"How much do I beat up on myself about the fact that he's my son? A lot." The New Yorker has posted a long piece based on six interviews with Peter Lanza, whose son Adam killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

Categories: Community, History

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