Zach and Debra Medlyn of Champaign interviewed each other about living with Zach’s mental illness as a part of our series “Unmet Needs: Living with mental illness in central Illinois.”
Zach Medlyn of Champaign was 20 years old when he started hearing the voices. That was about seven years ago when he was a student at the University of Illinois. He started showing signs of depression when he was 18 and was diagnosed with schizophrenia during college.
Mona Fortner talks about caring for her schizophrenic mother as a part of our series “Unmet Needs: Living with Mental Illness in Central Illinois."
Mona Fortner talks about caring for her schizophrenic mother as a part of our series “Unmet Needs: Living with Mental Illness in Central Illinois.”
A bill advancing in the Illinois legislature aims to ban the use of conversion therapy to change some people’s sexual orientation.
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., one year ago sparked a national conversation about the country's troubled mental health system.
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 requires health plans that offer benefits for mental health and substance use to cover them to the same extent that they cover medical and surgical care.
One day after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last December, Liza Long wrote a blog post urging the country to focus on treatment for the nation's mentally ill youth. In it, she shared the story of her own son, "Michael" (not his real name). "I live with a son who is mentally ill," she wrote for The Blue Review.
The Veterans Administration is taking heat for shortfalls in care for about a million veterans who can't get timely compensation and have been waiting hundreds of days for help, often to no avail.
The Illinois House on Wednesday rejected an attempt to take a closer look at the field of psychiatry and its role in shaping Illinois law.
As the country awaits two important Supreme Court decisions involving state laws on same-sex marriage, a small but consistent body of research suggests that laws that ban same-sex marriage — or approve it — can affect the mental health of gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans.
Linda Chrzanowski grieves for the loss of her son John, Iraq war vet
Friends say growing up in Hammond, Indiana, John Chrzanowski was like a lot of kids. A natural-born jokester, he loved motorcycles and barbecuing.