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Month: May 2018

Lawmakers Pass Bill Positioning Illinois as a Leader in Innovative Early Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use

By holly / May 29, 2018 / Comments Off on Lawmakers Pass Bill Positioning Illinois as a Leader in Innovative Early Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use

On strongly bi-partisan votes, the Illinois House and Senate have approved SB2951 – a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will make Illinois one of the first states in the country … Read more

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As families struggle to get behavioral health coverage, enforcement of parity laws lags

By holly / May 23, 2018 / Comments Off on As families struggle to get behavioral health coverage, enforcement of parity laws lags

By Harris Meyer  | May 19, 2018 In 2011, Rocky and Keith Schwartz’s two teenage sons both started exhibiting symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse. Seven years and many ordeals … Read more

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NAMI Releases New Crisis Guide

By lynseybates / May 1, 2018 / Comments Off on NAMI Releases New Crisis Guide

4/24/2018 NAMI is proud to release “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency.” NAMI developed this guide to support people experiencing … Read more

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Encouraging Youth To Share Their Stories

By lynseybates / May 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Encouraging Youth To Share Their Stories

April 27, 2018 | By Laura Greenstein Far too often, young people experience stigma that invalidates their struggles with mental health. Far too often, young people are treated as if … Read more

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Legislation could fill need for mental health assistance in Illinois schools

By lynseybates / May 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Legislation could fill need for mental health assistance in Illinois schools

April 28, 2018 | By Savannah Eadens During her senior year of high school, Amina Henderson-Redwan was leading a peace circle at Gage Park High School on Chicago’s Southwest Side … Read more

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