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Governor Rauner Signs Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act

Thresholds championed bill that provides early interventions for young people that prevent lifetime of disability and illness Chicago, IL – Today Governor Rauner signed the bi-partisan Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act into law.  Illinois will be the first…
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Lawmakers Pass Bill Positioning Illinois as a Leader in Innovative Early Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use

Lawmakers Pass Bill Positioning Illinois as a Leader in Innovative Early Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use On strongly bi-partisan votes, the Illinois House and Senate have approved SB2951 – a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will make Illinois…
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but Advocating for Better Access to Mental Health Treatment is a Year-Round Effort

By Illinois State Senator, Melinda Bush As an Illinois state legislator, one of the things I want to tackle is the state’s mental health crisis.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a unique opportunity we have each year to call…
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Report: Illinois’ mental health crisis will linger until investments are made in mental health and substance use treatment services

Medicaid revisions – including early treatment for youth, and access to affordable mental healthcare and addiction treatment – are necessary to combat the state’s deadly substance use and mental health crisis. In a report released today, Thresholds, the state’s largest provider…
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Thresholds response to Governor Rauner’s annual budget address

Illinois’ budget must put the state’s opioid epidemic and mental health crisis front-and-center in more than name only CHICAGO, IL – Yesterday, Governor Rauner outlined spending priorities in his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. While we were pleased…
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Thresholds’ Response to Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address

CHICAGO, IL – This afternoon, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner delivered the annual State of the State address. He began today’s speech by referencing Jane Addams as one of the noteworthy Illinoisans upon whose shoulders we stand as we look to…
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Thresholds opposes Medicaid work requirements and other barriers jeopardizing access to healthcare

CHICAGO, IL – Thresholds opposes any changes to Medicaid which create unnecessary barriers to accessing healthcare, including work requirements. Recently, the federal government issued a notice encouraging states to consider imposing additional restrictions in order to qualify for healthcare through…
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Advocacy: Raising Our Voices to Move Mental Health Forward

Advocacy: Raising Our Voices to Move Mental Health Forward By Amber Kirchhoff On May 1, Thresholds kicked off Mental Health Awareness Month by convening people with lived experience, health care and human service providers, and policymakers from across the state…
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