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Groundbreaking For Nation’s Premier Mental Health Facility

April 8, 2019

Mar 18, 2019 By Monica DeSantis @2:18 PM WJOL https://www.wjol.com/groundbreaking-for-nations-premier-mental-health-facility/ 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 https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/Four-Lessons-From-Four-Years-of-Therapy 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 https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-16-Patient-Groups-to-Protect-Access-to-Health-Care 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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Measure Aims To Help Justice-Involved Children Access Mental Health Services

pixabay/Anemone123 (CC0) An Illinois Senate bill aims to help children who are at risk of entering state custody because of issues caused by untreated mental illness. The measure comes as states grapple with ways to help parents who face a heart-breaking choice: giving up custody to obtain expensive treatment for a child. Attorney Charles Golbert, Cook County Acting Public […]

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