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Thresholds Applauds Governor Pritzker and Lawmakers for State Budget Increasing Investment in Treatment and Housing

SPRINGFIELD – This weekend, lawmakers concluded their legislative session by passing bi-partisan legislation approving a $40 billion state budget for fiscal year 2020 (FY20), including some increases to funding levels for mental health and substance use services, supportive housing, and…
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Early Treatment Bill Heads to the Governor

Dear Advocates, WE DID IT! Last night, the Illinois House passed the Children and Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act (HB2154), groundbreaking legislation that will transform Illinois’ early mental health treatment system. This initiative of the Healthy Minds Healthy Lives…
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IN THE YEAR TO COME

Illinois New State Leadership Means New Opportunities Governor Pritzker and the new General Assembly have taken office; and with a new leadership comes new opportunities. We are encouraged by the collaboration between the Governor and the General Assembly; and we…
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Governor Pritzker Pledges to Reform Illinois’ Tax Structure to Fund Needed Increases in State Investment in Vital Public Services

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Yesterday, Governor Pritzker delivered his first budget address since taking office, offering his vision for returning Illinois to fiscal stability and paving the way for a more prosperous future for all Illinoisans. While the state continues to…
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Illinois Passes Short-Term Health Plans Law Safeguarding Consumers’ Health Coverage

SPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, Illinois healthcare advocates won a major victory in the fight to protect health coverage for those with pre-existing medical conditions. The Illinois General Assembly overrode Governor Rauner’s veto of a bill that will protect consumers by regulating…
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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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