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Month: August 2018

Communicating Is More Than Finding The Right Words

By lynseybates / August 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Communicating Is More Than Finding The Right Words

August 24, 2018 | By Keiko Purnell My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would … Read more

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Traveling With A Mood Disorder

By lynseybates / August 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Traveling With A Mood Disorder

By Jonathan Berg I was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder when I was 14. It has taken me decades to come to grips with what that means, and to be in a … Read more

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Governor signs measures to ramp up treatment of mental illness, opioid abuse

By lynseybates / August 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Governor signs measures to ramp up treatment of mental illness, opioid abuse

August 22, 2018 | Press Release Gov. Bruce Rauner this week signed a bill package that increases access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment and addresses the state’s … Read more

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Illinois to build prison mental-health unit

By lynseybates / August 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Illinois to build prison mental-health unit

August 22, 2018 | The Associated Press Illinois corrections officials have announced construction will begin next spring on a 200-bed inpatient mental health and medical facility. The Joliet Treatment Center … Read more

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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

By holly / August 30, 2018 / Comments Off on September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal … Read more

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