Waiting for Mental Health Funding Sure Can Cause Anxiety
Byline: Burt Constable
Two days before the fatal shootings at Northern Illinois University, our state's mental health advocates urged the state to release money to extend mental health services to nearly 17,000 people - including young people struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse.
We are still waiting.
And it's not as if we can drag our feet. The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill gave Illinois a grade of F when it comes to treating people with serious mental illnesses.
"If Illinois is to improve, the state needs to spend its unspent mental health care dollars on mental health," Frank Anselmo, CEO of the Community …
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Publication information: Article title: Waiting for Mental Health Funding Sure Can Cause Anxiety. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: March 8, 2008. Page number: 13. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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