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Federal budget boosts funding for mental health and substance use programs

The new federal budget will increase support for mental health and substance use programs, but falls short in strengthening and stabilizing the Affordable Care Act. On Friday, the President signed a bi-partisan budget passed by Congress and the Senate, averting…
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Illinois’ healthcare system must expand to include evidence-informed services, specifically for young adults

Illinois’ current system of care has not adapted to meet the mental health needs of today’s youths and young adults. A vast and increasing number of 26 year-olds are still financially dependent on or living with their families. Similarly, the…
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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 Veterans Project Assists Chicago Veterans with Mental Health, Housing

The Thresholds Veteran Project This Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country. The Thresholds Veterans Project employs veterans who serve their peers, giving our Chicago-area veterans the care and resources they need to recover from mental illness,…
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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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