A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the suicide rate in Illinois increased more than 20 percent over the past two decades. Across the U.S., suicide rates have risen an average of 30 percent in that same time period.
In recent years, county jails across the nation have taken steps to try to keep inmates with mental illness from cycling in and out of jail. One approach involves stepped up mental health screening, coupled with efforts to get inmates plugged into community-based treatment after they are released.
A bill aimed at preventing workplace violence against healthcare workers passed in the Illinois House on Wednesday May 23. This comes as a new survey from the University of Illinois finds 90 percent of nurses in Illinois experienced violence while working at least once in the past year.
University of Illinois business professor John Kindt said a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a law banning sports gambling is a big win for gambling interest groups who want to push real-time gambling.
Last month, about a dozen people gathered in the basement of a church in Champaign, Ill. to learn how traumatic experiences affect the lives of children and young adults, and what they can do to mitigate its effects.
lllinois' three million Medicaid users will soon have more access to mental health and substance abuse treatments. Officials in Washington, D.C. okayed a new state program that sets aside about $2 billion in Medicaid funds for the services.
Researchers who study community violence have identified trauma as one of its main underlying causes. And it’s a vicious cycle: trauma spurs violence, which causes more trauma to the community. A free training program aims to equip participants with the tools they need to help victims of trauma.