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?

Depression is personal to me

Austin native John Fountain III shares his struggles with depression and urges African Americans to not be afraid to get help. “I’m never alone in the struggle. And neither are you.”

We need to remove the stigma of seeking help

The deaths this past week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain underscore the challenge each of us face in preventing suicide. A report just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 54 percent of Americans who died by suicide in 2016 had no known mental health illness.