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IN THE NEWS: NAMI Illinois

May 16, 2019

By Jeff Kolkey rrstar.com https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190411/pilot-program-to-improve-mental-health-crisis-response-in-rockford

ROCKFORD — The often frenetic pace of a hospital emergency room can be the opposite of the calm environment needed by people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Yet when families in Rockford and across Illinois call 911 for help with a loved one suffering from a psychotic, schizophrenic or depressive episode, there is only one place ambulances are allowed to transport the patient: the emergency room.

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