Vol. 15: The Mental Health Issue

Inside the complex, interwoven yarns of people and issues affected by what goes on in our brains.

Letter From the Editor

When deciding a topic for this year’s Mosiac my peers and I wanted to write about something relevant to our...

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Meditation Over Medicine

When it comes to tackling mental illness and other disorders, the marketplace seems to be saying that conventional is not...

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The Journalist Dilemma

Armando Sanchez while calmly sipping coffee in a cozy café can describe the smell of burned flesh in the air...

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911 : Paramedic Pressure

Paramedics have rewarding jobs, but by the end of a long day, their tired eyes have seen the worst moments...

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All connected

Of the more than 80,000 people homeless on the streets of Chicago, most are either mentally ill, people of color...

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People Always Need Help

As a practicing psychologist, there are two things about Dr. Patti Kimbel that might surprise you. First, she’s been in...

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Burn Out

Lawyers snorting cocaine, family murder-suicide by a police officer, physician found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and paramedics drunk...

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Stress Test

Most parents feel the safest when their child is at home sleeping.  But that’s not necessarily the case when the...

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Title IX

Survivors of sexual violence are at an increased risk for developing severe mental health problems, and although awareness has risen...

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In the Spectrum

Imagine if wearing makeup put your life in danger. Or what if using a public bathroom, or the simple act...

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Artist Speaks

From an early age, Loyola professor Matt Bodett knew he would be an artist, even skipping high school classes just...

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Head Game

There is no “best” way to cope with any of the numerous mental health disorders, so finding a method that...

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Step. Right. Up!

 This circus is always in town, and in its bag of tricks is empowerment for Chicago’s youth. Tucked discreetly in the Uptown neighborhood, the CircEsteem staff performs daily operations...

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The Deepest Cuts

Both federal and state funding for mental health has declined since the 1980s.  And with the recent financial and budget...

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