'It really is a life-or-death matter': Illinois considers funding for a college mental health bill
University of Illinois Chicago graduate Cree Medley outside her Chicago home, Tuesday, April 5, 2022. - Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO -- Cree Medley, 24, struggled with depression and anxiety throughout her time in college. While she was a student at the University of Illinois Chicago, the struggles started in 2015 and came to a head in 2016 in a suicide attempt. “After experiencing intimate partner violence, I also developed PTSD,” the Chicago resident said. “The resources on campus, once I was officially diagnosed, weren’t very plentiful. I tried making an appointment with our counseling center and had to wait weeks for an appointment. Once I did receive an appointment, I didn’t receive counseling but instead recei...