Archives for: May 30th, 2019

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 Coalition now proceeds to the desk of the Governor. We had the opportunity to work […]

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Donor Spotlight: Michael Reese Health Trust

For this month’s Donor Spotlight, we are proud to feature the Michael Reese Health Trust. Since 1995, Michael Reese has supported organizations dedicated to the health and wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable individuals in the Chicago metropolitan area. Recently, Michael Reese awarded a $75,000 grant to support Thresholds’ public policy and advocacy work. […]

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Mental Health Month – The Power of Art

Over the course of three years with the Creative Arts Therapy Team, I’ve seen my members blossom into confident human beings. Art Therapy sessions have given them the ability to get in touch with their emotionality, their triggers, and their ability to cope with stressors. With one client (“Alex”), I’ve used Art Therapy to help […]

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Mental Health Month – Wendy’s Story

According to the World Health Organization, “there is no health without mental health.” I share my personal story of how mental illness impacted the health and wellness of my sister Debby, cutting her life short, and affecting my life forever. Debby was my gentle and artistic sister. She lived a very typical life: went to […]

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Mental Health Month – Kevin’s Story

I received my Illinois credential as a Certified Recovery Support Specialist in July 2017 and began working at Thresholds as a Peer Support Specialist in January 2018. As someone with lived experience with mental health and substance use conditions, this was a milestone in my recovery. It represented a commitment and self-worth that years of […]

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