Chicago Chapter News

Helping to Prevent Suicide during Stressful Pandemic

by Michelle Martin, Chicago Catholic  |  09/02/2020  |  Chicago Chapter News

With the pandemic increasing rates of depression and anxiety among all populations and especially those struggling with mental illness, organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have issued warnings about an increase in deaths by suicides.


Deacon offers ways to cope during COVID-19 shutdown

by Joyce Duriga, Chicago Catholic  |  04/22/2020  |  Chicago Chapter News

For more than a month, everyone in Illinois has been ordered to stay at home to prevent further spread of COVID-19. While essential workers still engage with others during work hours, most people are at home, isolated, often watching news reports about troubling times and uncertain futures.