Archives for: October 23rd, 2019

Statement on Mayor Lightfoot’s Budget and Mental Health Plan

Chicago, IL – Today, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered a budget address in the midst of a challenging $838 million gap in the city’s budget. She outlined broad goals for addressing Chicago’s mental health infrastructure, affordable housing, and much more. We applaud the increased focus given to this pressing issue. Mental health and substance use […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Jerry’s Story

For Mental Illness Awareness Week, we are highlighting members of Thresholds’ Peer Success program. In this program, staff who are in mental health recovery provide services and outreach to Thresholds members. Their first-hand experience with the same struggles our members are going through helps them build stronger social bonds and offer more effective service to […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Christine’s Story

Christine has been with Thresholds’s Peer Success program for the last 7 years. She values hard work, acceptance of others, unconditional kindness and the ability to be who she truly is without judgment. Growing up, Christine struggled to find acceptance for who she truly is from friends and family and others she encountered on a […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Andre’s Story

When asked where he was before Thresholds, Andre gives an honest and insightful response. “Where was I? I was drinking every day. I was using street drugs. I was hearing voices. I was living basically from door to door. I had no source of income. I couldn’t find a job.” Andre’s “day to day survival” […]

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