CHICAGO HEIGHTS–(ENEWSPF)–October 27, 2014.
During a recent conference hosted by Prairie State College, Illinois Senator Michael E. Hastings made welcoming remarks to a crowd of more than 100. The conference, “Changing Perspectives and Altering Perceptions: Understanding Mental Health,” was intended to increase awareness of the complexities of mental illness and ways to reduce the stigmas associated with it. Hastings recently sponsored a bill in the Illinois Senate that would ensure that funds collected from the sale of the closed Tinley Mental Health Center stay in Tinley Park and the surrounding area. The bill passed the Senate unanimously.