Young people, your voice is needed

YourPassion1st invites all youth and young adults to join a virtual mental health discussion Monday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There will be prizes for the best questions and comments. A follow-up in-person event will be held Feb. 12.

Help Chicago heal

The suicide of Illinois State Police Trooper Gerald Mason is a tragedy for his family, his co-workers and for all of us, writes state Rep. La Shawn Ford. How can we make sense of this? How can we prevent suicide?

National Recovery Month is personal and universal

State Rep. La Shawn Ford reminds us that every family has someone who has struggled with addiction and substance use disorder. “We are in this together.” Meeting someone where they are at means bridging the gap between your own expectations and where the other person is coming from.