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Mental health dominates city budget discussion

*This article is courtesy of the Social Justice News Nexus where it first appeared. Ebola readiness was the marquee topic at the Department of Public Health hearing on the proposed Chicago budget at City Hall on October 28. But the topic that drew the most attention from Aldermen, and likely from those in attendance too, […]

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Mental health advocates protest psychiatrist under staffing at city clinics

Mental health care advocates are upset about the lack of psychiatrists on duty in four of the city’s mental health clinics. They protested and spoke about the issue on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Greater Grand Mental Health Clinic, 4314 S. Cottage Grove. Activists said a psychiatrist with the city mental health clinics, recently retired […]

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City Council holds hearing on mental health issues, clinic closures

Mental health care advocates talk about Chicago’s mental health crisis during council hearing. “When are we going to get our opportunity to tell our truth?” yelled Veronica Morris-Moore from the back of City Council chambers. “When are we going to be heard?” That’s the question members of the Mental Health Movement have been asking of […]