Jessica Starr

Every 13 minutes, someone in the U.S. takes their life. Every 14 minutes, someone is left to try to make sense of it. Jessica Starr's death by suicide devastated her family and rocked FOX 2 - including the faithful viewers and fans.

Special K

Ketamine is most commonly known as a party drug 'special K' but it has a new use on mental illness. Roughly 16 million Americans suffer some sort of major depression and 30% won't respond to oral anti-depressant therapy. It's mostly women. But there is hope and it can trace its roots to the 1980s.

Joe Harris

Six million men in America are diagnosed with depression every year. Those are the men who actually seek help. It's no secret that men don't open up very easily. An estimated three million men suffer from daily anxiety and death by suicide is the seventh-leading cause of death for men. The stigma surround mental health is crippling and preventing many men from seeking help.

Carleigh

Carleigh is 15 years old. She's doing everything a typical teenager does and, on the day we talked with her, she was spending some time with her dog. It was a bright spot at the end of the day for the accomplished teen who has spent years working on herself. Carleigh was adopted as an infant from China and her family as overjoyed with their beautiful girl. Life was happy and a whirlwind of activity. But that changed by the 4th grade.

Bill to let counselors keep diagnosing is sent to Gov. Whitmer

Lawmakers voted Thursday to update Michigan's law so that 10,000 counselors can continue diagnosing mental disorders and using psychotherapy techniques amid concerns over regulators' plan to revise licensing rules governing the profession.

Brain Science

The human brain is an amazingly complex and intricate bioelectrical organ that experience various rhythms and cycles. Most people know when there are misfirings in their brains, that can affect thoughts and emotions. But few understand the effect they can have on your physical ability and well-being.

Brain Science

The human brain is an amazingly complex and intricate bioelectrical organ that experience various rhythms and cycles. Most people know when there are misfirings in their brains, that can affect thoughts and emotions. But few understand the effect they can have on your physical ability and well-being.

Stopping the Stigma: A FOX 2 News special report on mental illness

You are not alone. One in five people will fight mental illness at some point in their lives - and some may not survive their fight. This is a topic FOX 2 knows too well following the loss of Jessica Starr last December. There is a stigma around mental health. And that needs to end now. 

Stopping the Stigma on Mental Illness

You are not alone. One in five people will fight mental illness at some point in their lives - and some may not survive their fight. This is a topic FOX 2 knows too well following the loss of Jessica Starr last December.

Mental Health Resources in Michigan

Help is available. If you're struggling and you need help, look no further. You've made it this far, and you will make it through. YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK.

Dr. Sabrina talks building strong relationships in People 911

You've heard the old saying make new friends and keep the old. But sometimes it can be tricky balancing all of our relationships.    Whether it's your family, friends, or something romantic - so many studies show the importance of strong relationships. 

Struggling with anxiety his whole life, Ronnie Clopton uses music to cope

Ronnie Clopton had a lot of trouble focusing while he was in school. He said by the time he graduated, he really couldn't focus on anything. Then he found Far Therapy, a group that works with adults and kids with learning and developmental disabilities to learn new ways to communicate. For Clopton, he found his medium in piano. In the years since picking up the instrument, he's become quite proficient.

NAMI annual walk, raising awareness and erasing the stigma

Saturday on Belle Isle, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) was out in force as walkers warmed up before lacing up their shoes for the organization's yearly walk to raise awareness and erase the stigma of mental illness. 

Mom blogger infuses humor and sarcasm into her stories of addiction and depression

Tiffany Jenkins grew up around alcohol, drugs and a subsequent addiction that led her down a dark path in high school. The daily struggle was magnified by depression and eventually led to her dropping out of school. Now, years later she blogs about those experiences, infusing and sarcasm into those stories. She's clearly tapped a market of interested followers that now number three and a half million followers. Find her book "High Achiever" on Amazon.