Working to end the stigma: Athletes and mental health

By Kate Constable Medill Reports As sports fans, we often put athletes on pedestals, dehumanizing them in a sense. We think of them as strong, focused and mentally tough, which they are. But this mindset is also part of the reason that mental health issues are too often ignored in sports. On this episode of […]

Domestic violence in Chicago

Chicago Domestic Help Line

By Valerie Shuang Chen Medill Reports Domestic Violence is five times more likely to affect women than the most prevalent communicable disease in Chicago. Last November, a high profile case refocused Chicago’s attention on this issue. Photo at top: Help is only one call away. (Valerie Shuang Chen/MEDILL)