| Dec 4, 2013
Desperation often occupied the Glenview home of Julie and Michael Tracy when their son John was growing up. Now that he's a 21-year-old living on his own, a different type of desperation has settled in.
When John was a toddler he was diagnosed with...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Illinois' youth prison system is violating the constitutional rights of inmates by failing to provide adequate mental health care and education and by unnecessarily keeping youths in solitary confinement, three court-appointed experts found this week....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:02 AM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — As Newtown, Conn., grieves the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, victims' families and residents will eventually have to decide what to do with the building and how to memorialize the fallen.
| Apr 8, 2010
Spin the wheel. Round and round it goes. Where it stops nobody knows. That's the old school version.
But that was yesterday. Welcome now to chatroulette, a twist on the Las Vegas favorite using new technology--your webcam. Play for a few minutes and it's...
| Jun 29, 2011
Boys tossed around a baseball in the front yard at Theofanis Yianas' house in Palatine. Three little girls ran a lemonade stand in his driveway and other children were drawing brightly colored pictures with chalk.
But this was no ordinary play date. This...
| Nov 17, 2011
Suicide by young children is extremely rare, but experts say parents and teachers need to be aware of the warning signs in children suffering from depression or having suicidal thoughts.
Last week, Ashlynn Conner, 10, of Ridge Farm, Ill., was found...
| Jul 8, 2009
So rare is the child form of schizophrenia, it has taken researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health 18 years to diagnosis and collect data on 110 children.
"We are trying to understand schizophrenia in a comprehensive way," says Dr. Nitin...