Times are tough in Rock County since General Motors closed the Janesville Assembly Plant.
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Rays of hope: Some companies expanding in Rock County
Penn Color Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company that makes color concentrates, considered about half a dozen communities in the Midwest before deciding to invest $5 million on a new manufacturing plant and research center in Milton.
Wisconsin suicide toll rises, exceeds rates of neighboring states
Experts say Wisconsin’s high suicide rate, relative to those of neighboring states, could be linked to a high rate of binge drinking, easy access to firearms and lack of available mental health care, especially in rural areas.
Depressed mothers face barriers to treatment
More than 65 percent of depressed mothers don’t get adequate treatment for depression, according to a nationwide study released this fall by the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. The study of 2,130 women found that black, Hispanic and other minority mothers, as well as uninsured mothers, were among the least likely to be helped.