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Mandated screenings for perinatal depression may overlook a significant portion of women who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, according to a new study from the University of Illinois. 

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The new crisis stabilization unit at Holy Cross Hospital will serve as an alternative to emergency rooms which are often crowded and ill-equipped to handle psychiatric emergencies.

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As Illinois prepares to expand gambling to every corner of the state – including slot machines at O’Hare and Midway airports – supporters tout the generation of much-needed revenue to help plug a massive budget deficit. But at what cost?

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This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows a Shetland sheepdog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. (AP Photo / Wong Maye-E)

When dog owners go through a stressful period, they’re not alone in feeling the pressure — their dogs feel it too, a new study suggests.

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Axon Immersion Training Virtual Reality (VR) headset, used in training police officers to learn the best way to interact with people who suffer with autism, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Axon, the company known best for developing the Taser, announced a partnership this week with Chicago police to train officers how to interact with people with autism by using virtual reality headsets.

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Margaret Trudeau and Adam Strauss (Credit: Kirsten Miccoli, left, Michael Courier)

In what is clearly a case of pure happenstance, two autobiographical solo shows about mental illness recently arrived on Chicago stages. A look at “Certain Woman of an Age” and “The Mushroom Cure.”

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The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is awarding Illinois $15 million to continue combating the opioid crisis across the state through prevention, treatment and recovery efforts.

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Lori Gottlieb (Courtesy Shlomit Levy Bard)

She is a psychotherapist and author of the “Dear Therapist” advice column. Lori Gottlieb tells us about her new book, “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.”

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As many as one in seven women experience postpartum depression, which can be life-threatening when severe. But there hasn’t been a treatment specific to the condition – until now.

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For the first time in 30 years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for depression.

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Even if discontinued, binge drinking at an early age increases the risk of developing anxiety later in life, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Robert J. Bell, U.S. DEA associate special agent in charge of the Chicago field division office, announces Thursday, Feb. 14 the launch of a yearlong digital billboard campaign against the opioid epidemic. (Kristen Thometz / Chicago Tonight)

As part of its ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, the Drug Enforcement Agency announced Thursday it’s launching a yearlong digital billboard campaign across the Chicago area.

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A new Northwestern Medicine study was able to successfully predict whether women would experience worsening depressive symptoms within the first year of childbirth by identifying four maternal characteristics that put them at risk.

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New year, no booze – at least for the month of January. That’s the idea behind the “dry January” trend. 

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The Chicago Police Department has taken steps to combat low morale and suicide among its officers, but some are calling for more to be done.

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Plaintiff Burl F. speaks to the media about the class-action lawsuit on Dec. 13, 2018.

A new lawsuit claims DCFS is keeping Illinois children in psych wards beyond medical necessity. We hear from the plaintiff in that case.

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