Pittsburgh-area schools invested big money in crumb rubber fields. But how safe are they for your kids?

Health Locally, millions of dollars have been spent installing new crumb rubber fields this summer at high school fields including Keystone Oaks, Bethel Park, Upper St. Clair, Fox Chapel, North Allegheny and South Fayette.

A federal inquiry into the safety of crumb rubber launched in February because of concerns that the product may be endangering the health of young athletes.

When your child struggles with mental illness, you have to wait weeks for mental health services in Pennsylvania. Here’s why.

Living with a child who suffers from mental illness can be like living in a minefield.

Each day brings with it the possibility of an explosion. Refusing to go to school. Uncontrollable crying and screaming. Violence toward family members. A threat or attempt of suicide. And what if you couldn't get medical treatment for your child for weeks?

Why are our young people taking their own lives?

They came from all corners of Allegheny County and a few outliers.

They are the young people who passed through the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office between Jan. 1, 2011, and July 11, 2016, because they took their own lives.

They leave behind 108 versions of the question: Why?