| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:42 AM
You enter the old building at 629 W. Cermak Road by means of a glass door on South Ford Avenue to the west, one of the shortest byways in the city. Just to the east the Chicago River flows, and, looking south, cars rumble on the Dan Ryan Expressway,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:34 PM
A baby born to a woman who suffers depression during pregnancy stands a higher likelihood of becoming a depressed adolescent than does his or her nursery-mate born to a nondepressed mother, a new study finds.
A large British study also found that...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Three recently published young adult novels tell stories of teenagers in crisis and their struggle with mental illness: "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock" by Matthew Quick, "Reality Boy" by A.S. King and "Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets" by Evan Roskos....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"BROADWAY HAS been good to me. But then, I've been very good to Broadway," said Ethel Merman, who never went in for false modesty. And why should she?
Here comes producer Judith Ann Abrams (she is just one of the Tony and Olivier winners for "Kinky...
| Oct 19, 2013
There's a difference between loving college football and knowing it. I love my country but couldn't be Secretary of State.
Oh please, let's stop this stuff about Condoleezza Rice not being qualified to sit on a panel to choose...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:14 AM
I struggle with envy, jealousy and self-comparison syndrome. It is not becoming to me; it is ugly, toxic emotion and it drives me to depression. Depression drives me to doubt. Doubt leads me to become withdrawn, which leaves one lonely.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:16 PM
NEW YORK - The brakes on a passenger train that sped into a 30-mph curve at 82 mph were functioning normally, and none of the crew tested positive for alcohol, investigators said Tuesday as attention focused on what the engineer was doing at the time of...
| Dec 5, 2013
Those who aren't depressed sometimes wonder why those who are won't just snap out of it. However, depression is a serious illness that comes in many forms and is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, biological and psychological factors....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — When South Africa’s national anthem swelled in the Regina Mundi church in Rockville, Soweto, on Sunday, retired teacher Liz Magubane was sure that somewhere, Nelson Mandela could hear them.
“That was the...
| Dec 10, 2013
Dear Amy: Is it possible for me to break up with my live-in boyfriend without seeming like a total jerk? We have been dating for about four years and the relationship has been up and down. We have been going through the motions for months.
He has been...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:32 PM
"Going from eating whatever to eating primarily organic food, I was astounded what a difference that made," Evangeline Lilly says of what helped resolve her clinical depression....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A lot of people pay for intimacy, and I don't mean solely for sex. I pay for the luxury of physical contact. I don't hire a gigolo or a male escort. I visit a masseuse.
You see, I'm a caregiver. I'm trying to cope with the stress, sadness, guilt and...