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    • Keicher Appointed To Illinois General Assembly - WNIJ and WNIU July 13, 2018
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    • Mayday Mayday!: Illinois General Assembly Considers (And Passes) Series Of Changes To Illinois Human Rights Act - JD Supra (press release) June 20, 2018
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    • The Battle for the Future of Illinois - Teutopolis Press-Dieterich Gazette July 16, 2018
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    • Some agencies still recovering from Illinois budget crisis a year after it ended - Herald-Whig July 14, 2018
      Herald-WhigSome agencies still recovering from Illinois budget crisis a year after it endedHerald-WhigHe saw substance abuse services and other programs across the state close down after decades of service. "Doing business with the state has never been exactly easy, but the last few years has been much more of a challenge," Schmitz said. "What […]
    • Reducing Deaths From Opioid Overdoses in Illinois - Newswise (press release) July 9, 2018
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    • Illinois parity bill pending in age of increased overdose and suicide - Peoria Journal Star June 25, 2018
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Archive for the ‘Illinois Youth Mental Health Care’ Category

As States Slash Budgets, Mentally Ill Juvenile Offenders Find Care in County Jails, State Prisons

Posted by Frank Anselmo on August 10, 2009

(Chicago, IL) — August 10, 2009 — The New York TimesSolomon Moore reports that degraded funding for community mental health care has converted inadequate county jails and state prisons in treatment centers for youth struggling with mental health illness:

As cash-starved states slash mental health programs in communities and schools, they are increasingly relying on the juvenile corrections system to handle a generation of young offenders with psychiatric disorders.

About two-thirds of the nation’s juvenile inmates — who numbered 92,854 in 2006, down from 107,000 in 1999 — have at least one mental illness, according to surveys of youth prisons, and are more in need of therapy than punishment.

“We’re seeing more and more mentally ill kids who couldn’t find community programs that were intensive enough to treat them,” said Joseph Penn, a child psychiatrist at the Texas Youth Commission. “Jails and juvenile justice facilities are the new asylums.”

At least 32 states cut their community mental health programs by an average of 5 percent this year and plan to double those budget reductions by 2010, according to a recent survey of state mental health offices.

Juvenile prisons have … read more

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Thresholds Conference to Discuss Transitioning Youth With Mental Illiness

Posted by Frank Anselmo on May 30, 2008

(Chicago, IL) — Service providers who work with children and young adults will be among those in attendance for a Thresholds Institute conference July 18 – “From Cliff to Slope: Easing the Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Mental Health Needs.”

This conference will discuss best clinical and psycho-educational practices for young adults with mental illness to help young adults make educated choices.

The event will be co-sponsored by the Illinois Division of Mental Health and Department of Children & Family Services.

It will include a keynote address by Tanya R. Anderson, M.D., Illinois Division of Mental Health’s Acting Chief of Clinical Services.

More information on the one-day conference in Evanston is available by contacting Whitney Key at (773) 572-5138 or wkey@thresholds.org or by going to http://www.thresholds.org/pdf/clifftoslopesavedate.pdf

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