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Depression (INACTIVE)

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  • Doors to treatment opening for poor people struggling with mental illnesses

     Doors to treatment opening for poor people struggling with mental illnesses
    Five years ago, Joseph Hale didn't care whether he lived or died. He was unemployed, hooked on drugs and deeply depressed. Help came after Hale swallowed a bottle of pills and landed in South Shore Hospital. There, an outreach worker persuaded him to...
  • Savage Love: Depressing

    Savage Love: Depressing
    I recently ended a relationship that lasted a year and five months. While I loved this woman, for much of the relationship she was, to varying degrees, depressed. I tried to be as helpful and patient as possible with the hope and expectation that she...
  • Depression and the elderly

    Depression and the elderly
    Depression is alarmingly common in older Americans. It's highly treatable, but a number of obstacles, led by a nagging generational stigma surrounding mental health, often stand in the way of proper care. About 20 percent of people ages 55 and older...
  • Chicago artist working to make his art a part of the conversation

    Chicago artist working to make his art a part of the conversation
    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,...
  • Sweating off the sadness

    Sweating off the sadness
    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....
  • Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help

    Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help
    There is little in Andy's appearance or manner that offers a clue as to what he's been through. The arrests, the jailhouse beatings, the commitments. He's soft-spoken and unassuming, so much so that the story of his life doesn't seem to go with the man...
  • Friends, relatives of suicide victims are bound in grief

    Hope was the theme of the day, but unremitting pain was the backdrop when friends and family members of suicide victims gathered in a Culver City park on Saturday for their annual summer potluck. "Survivors After Suicide" they call themselves. It's a...
  • James Gandolfini dies at 51; actor starred in 'The Sopranos'

    James Gandolfini dies at 51; actor starred in 'The Sopranos'
    James Gandolfini, the Emmy-winning actor who swaggered his way to fame as the murderous, clinically depressed mob boss on HBO's groundbreaking drama "The Sopranos," died Wednesday on vacation in Rome. He was 51. The cause was a heart attack or stroke,...
  • FDA approves an antidepressant for hot flashes

    FDA approves an antidepressant for hot flashes
    Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed? For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the misery of hot flashes, as well. No surprise, then, that a...
  • Mental illness in youth: a common struggle

    Mental illness in youth: a common struggle
    Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
  • D.C. police still looking for motive after shooting outside Capitol

    WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers on Friday praised the actions of the Capitol police, authorities were still trying to determine what prompted a woman to lead police on a car chase through the nation's capital, ending with her fatal shooting outside the Capitol...
  • In Theory: Does belief in the divine protect against depression?

    Religion may be good for the soul, but there's now evidence it's good for a healthy mind, too. A study by researchers in Canada has discovered that regular attendance at religious services can provide "significant protection against depression" —...