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Rush hospital permanently closing kids’ inpatient mental health unit

July 16, 2019

Jun 19, 2019, 2:37 PM By Lisa Schencker Chicago Tribune https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-rush-medical-closing-pediatric-inpatient-psychiatric-unit-20190619-7xyqqzw7czhitpxm73i74qjeym-story.html Rush University Medical Center will no longer offer inpatient mental health care for children, making it the latest Chicago hospital to cut back on overnight stays for kids. The West Side hospital had 15 beds for child and adolescent behavioral health. It temporarily closed that […]

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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic […]

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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Illinois Budget Includes First ‘Significant Rate Increase’ In Years For Behavioral Health

June 26, 2019

June 04, 2019 By Christine Herman Illinois Public Media https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/illinois-budget-includes-first-significant-rate-increase-in-years-for-behav The new state budget awaiting Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s signature includes what advocates say is a much-needed $80 million increase in funding for mental health and addiction treatment. The state’s fiscal 2020 budget marks the first time in recent years that lawmakers have approved a signficant […]

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Children’s Access To Mental Health Care Is In Critical Condition In Illinois

May 30, 2019 By Maureen Foertsch Mckinney NPR Illinois https://www.nprillinois.org/post/children-s-access-mental-health-care-critical-condition-illinois#stream/0 Something was wrong with the little girl. That was clear by the time she was 10 years old. She raged often and was sometimes sullen. By the time she was 13, she was missing school because her anxiety was so severe. She was diagnosed with […]

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