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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shoop-Kassner’s art book for the Grand Avenue Club

The Grand Avenue Club (GAC) strives to provide adults affected by mental illness with a variety of opportunities to build community and engage in productive educational and work experiences. Painter Colleen Shoop-Kassner
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
 Greendale Community Theatre delves into modern suburban middle-class drama as it presents the contemporary musical Next To Normal. Under the direction of Brian Bzdawka, the cast renders a very believable family dynamic
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Coming off of two devastating elections, where the Republicans lost control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, the factions within the conservative movement seem to be solidifying. Some factional fighting manifested itself over the past week with the circus antics of Rush Limbaugh, the voice of the...
01.18.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Mental illness in general and schizophrenia in particular are tricky things to capture onstage. Over the years I’ve talked to number of people with schizophrenia, both in my personal life and in activities involved in the pursuit of my BA in psychology. As a result, staged interpretations of schizophrenia rarely seem authentic to me. Everyone’s got some level of distance from what society laug...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Local and state checks can lead to fewer homicides and suicides

In the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, the deadliest one-man shooting rampage in U.S. history, Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people with guns he purchased from licensed dealers. Under federal law, Cho should have been forbidden to purchase firearms since a judge had deemed him to be mentally ill, but the National...
03.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
American society is accustomed to�and quite adept at ignoring�white boys singing of inner pain. Mostly we dismiss their angsty lyrics as hyperbole at best, bad poetry at worst, confident that although a few tortured singers may actually pull the trigger (Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith), most will live happily ever after. Cee-Lo is a whole other archetype: A tattooed, smiling rapper who, wi...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

Colleen Dublinski Clinic Director

I read with great interest Lisa Kaiser’s article “A Field of Dreams: Competing Visions for Housing and River Restoration” (Jan. 10). I have firsthand experience placing individuals with chronic mental illness in housing, which is not an easy task.