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Mental Illness Awareness Week, May 11-17

Today begins Mental Illness Awareness Week. Established by Congress in 1990 thanks to efforts by the tireless National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), it occurs every year during the first week of October to raise awareness about mental illness. According… Continue Reading

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“More willing to fund criminal justice than mental health:” Chicago’s Criminalization of the Mentally Ill

“The largest mental health provider in the state of Illinois is the Cook County Jail.” ~ Tom Dart, Cook County (IL)¬†Sheriff Thus Tom Dart welcomes you to the largest mental health facility in the state of Illinois–Cook County jail. Just… Continue Reading

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

“Stigma is one of the main reasons why people with mental health problems don’t seek treatment or take their medications. People of color, particularly African Americans, feel the stigma more keenly. In a race-conscious society, some don’t want to be… Continue Reading