‘State of Illinois’ Mental Health Care System’ White Paper Released by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Chicago

CHICAGO -–(ENEWSPF)—May 28, 2015. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago released a White Paper which looks at the condition of the public mental health system in Illinois and puts forth recommendations for how the residents of Illinois can be better served through an evidenced based and fiscally responsible system of care. Over the past several years, the mental health system has continually suffered from a loss of funding. It is estimated that less than half of the over 2 million Illinois residents living with mental illness are receiving needed mental health care. Governor Rauner’s proposed budget will further limit access to care for individuals living with a mental illness in Illinois and increase spending in Illinois.

The White Paper can be found at: http://www.namigc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/NAMI-White-Paper-NAMI-Chicago-May-2015.pdf

Please Contact NAMI Chicago’s Executive Director Alexa James at 312-563-0445 or [email protected], with any questions.

The mission of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago is to provide hope and improve the quality of life for those in the Chicago area whose lives are affected by mental illness, by providing information and referrals, education, support, advocacy, and active community outreach.  

Source: www.namigc.org