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Bill moves forward for funding of mental health professionals in Illinois schools

April 8, 2019

Posted: Fri 3:05 PM, Mar 29, 2019 By WIFR Newsroom SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) — The Illinois House passes a bill in support of a tax to fund mental health professionals in schools. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon), HB 3244​ would allow counties to bring forth referendum allowing voters to decide on funding to hire mental health professionals […]

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Groundbreaking For Nation’s Premier Mental Health Facility

Mar 18, 2019 By Monica DeSantis @2:18 PM WJOL A ground breaking on Monday for the Joliet Treatment Center. The department of corrections will build a $150 million hospital. The 210-bed In-Patient Treatment Center will be located to McDonough Street formerly known as the Illinois Youth Center in Joliet. It’s being described at the […]

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Four Lessons From Four Years Of Therapy

Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on […]

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NAMI Joins 16 Patient Groups To Protect Access To Health Care

4/2/19 NAMI Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the […]

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Illinois lawmaking panel approves requiring mental health classes in public schools

March 14, 2019

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — An Illinois House panel has approved a plan that would require classes on mental health. State Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is pushing the idea. She’s a former school social worker. She said it’s important for middle school and high school students to have a basic understanding of mental health […]

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