| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:17 AM
On day at lunch, my colleague told me that in her former life she was a middle-school teacher. She said it’s like going to Riker’s Island.
Egotism, vanity, narcissism – yes!
It is about me, my plans, my thoughts – check!
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:16 AM
Late Tuesday afternoon deputies got a report about a suspicious person.
Some nude dude was waving his hands with raised arms as he walked along the middle of the Caloosahatchee River bridge in North Fort Myers, according to a news...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Most people agree that Men's Central Jail should be shuttered. The antiquated facility in downtown Los Angeles has been described as a dungeon where inmates and guards alike are in danger, where prisoners are packed in like sardines and where mental...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Buried in Connecticut's "historic" gun bill, which was passed in the early morning hours on April 4, was language that creates institutionalized discrimination against people who seek psychiatric help.
An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Illinois lawmakers overrode Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of concealed carry legislation on Tuesday, but it will likely be 2014 before any firearm owners are permitted to pack handguns in public.
The last state to adopt a concealed carry law, Illinois now has...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Like baseball and swimming pools, outdoor music festivals —such as ShedFest in Highland Park — have long been synonymous with summer.
This year's two-day version put on by The Shed, a private musician's club, will be Friday and Saturday...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:11 PM
The vigil for Diamond Williams, the 16-year-old whom everyone called an angel, began with Pastor Michael Trotter Jr. instructing everyone to hug the person next to them, stranger or friend.
"You don't know what they're going through," Trotter said as...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 3:29 PM
A 60-year-old Mokena woman charged with fatally stabbing her mother in February 2010 ended a potential stalemate between expert mental health witnesses by pleading guilty, but mentally ill today, to second degree murder.
Gaye E. Wern of the 19500...
| Jul 12, 2013
I can't be the only reader left slack-jawed after reading about "urban warfare" training at the now-closed Tinley Park Mental Health Center (“Dept. of Defense holding more urban warfare exercises in Tinley Park,” Editorial, July 10).
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:16 PM
As more details emerged about Amanda Bynes' fiery Monday adventures — activities that saw her hospitalized on an involuntary 72-hour psychiatric hold — it was reported that her parents may be pursuing a conservatorship for their wayward...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Amanda Bynes' involuntary mental health hospitalization was extended Friday by a judge.
The actress is being held at a Ventura psychiatric facility following her detention last month by Ventura County sheriff's deputies after she set a fire in a...