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City to redesign public safety responses to mental health crises

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order to ensure coronavirus-related benefits offered by the city of Chicago are available to immigrants and refugees, Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020.
October 25, 2020

In response to a summer of high crime and daily protests of police violence, the City of Chicago has said it plans to redesign the way the city responds to mental health crises.  Mayor Lori Lightfoot...

OPINIÓN: La posición de ser “portero” en la comunidad latinx es problemática

OPINIÓN: La posición de ser “portero” en la comunidad latinx es problemática
October 5, 2020

La supremacía blanca y el patriarcado no puede sobrevivir sin sus participantes, ambos los que saben los que están participando y los que no. Muchas veces esta participación viene de generaciones en...

Mental health remains prominent issue as pandemic persists

Mental health remains prominent issue as pandemic persists
September 27, 2020

Editor's note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 800-273-8255. Quarantine has been a time fraught with isolation, increased...

OPINION: Police are not qualified to handle mental health crises

Protesters interact with members of the Chicago Police Department.
September 27, 2020

According to an article from Governing written in 2016, about 1 in 10 police calls are for mental health situations. These situations can vary from suicide prevention to emotional support. However, each...

Counselors, therapists ask insurance companies to cover telehealth past stay-at-home order’s end

In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a public service message reminding people to Stay Home Save Lives is seen on a billboard near the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday, April 23, 2020 extended his stay-at-home order through May 30 as the highly contagious COVID-19 continues its rounds. Pritzker's first decree was to expire April 30.
May 22, 2020

COVID-19 is taking a big toll on our healthcare system, and some Chicago mental health providers say insurance companies aren’t doing enough. “I opened a practice to serve people, and my biggest...

Letter to the editor: A message from DePaul’s Office of Health Promotion & Wellness

Cases of beer stacked in a cooler at Walgreen’s.
April 30, 2020

In response to the recent (4/25/20) article, Some DePaul Students Increase Substance Use During Pandemic, The Office of Health Promotion & Wellness would like to comment and provide resources for students...

OPINION: Maintaining community is vital for mental health during coronavirus pandemic

OPINION: Maintaining community is vital for mental health during coronavirus pandemic
April 10, 2020

“I can’t do this, how am I going to survive this, this is too much, I can’t handle this, I hate feeling alone, I hate being alone, I’m going to die, I hate this, I hate this, I hate this.”  These...

How to maintain mental health while social distancing

A dog is walked, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Oak Park, Mich. Health care and government officials have been urging people to get outside and shake off the COVID-19and coronavirus blues for both our mental and physical health.
April 1, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, universities around the nation have moved classes online, canceled commencements and closed campus buildings.  The change in daily routine...

DePaulia editors discuss law professor who defended stop-and-frisk policies

DePaulia editors discuss law professor who defended stop-and-frisk policies
March 8, 2020

On this week's episode of Page 29, we welcome our first guest, DePaul Black Law Students Association Vice President R.J. Foster to discuss the controversy over law professor Monu Bedi's recent op-ed in...

COLUMN: DePaul’s counseling services reflect priorities

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.
March 8, 2020

When I lost my dad nine months ago, I knew I needed help. The question of seeking counseling was not one of “if” but rather “how, when and where.” Given the magnitude of the trauma, I knew I couldn’t...

Voces silenciadas: Latinos expresan sus miedos sobre el ‘tabú’ cultural de la salud mental

Voces silenciadas: Latinos expresan sus miedos sobre el ‘tabú’ cultural de la salud mental
January 27, 2020

Se espera que los latinos sean la población con minoría étnica más grande en el electorado de los Estados Unidos 2020, aún solo uno de cada cinco latinos con síntomas de salud mental fueron al médico.  En...

DePaul senior, elected official Bushra Amiwala talks burnout, image and pushing her limits

DePaul senior, elected official Bushra Amiwala talks burnout, image and pushing her limits
January 26, 2020

She was driving her usual route when it happened. Her phone continued to vibrate and vibrate without stopping. She had been getting very little sleep the first week of January. She couldn’t look at her...

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