Category: Advocacy

Thresholds Statement on Governor Pritzker’s State of the State

In his State of the State address yesterday, Governor JB Pritzker highlighted many of the major accomplishments of his first year in office. These included passing a balanced budget that significantly increased funding for mental health and substance use treatment, raising the minimum wage to put workers on more solid economic ground, a commitment to […]

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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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Thresholds Commends Governor for Signing Legislation Strengthening Medicaid

CHICAGO – Thresholds applauds Governor Pritzker for signing into law SB1321, a package of measures aimed at strengthening Illinois’ Medicaid program – the single largest payer of mental health and substance use treatment. In partnership with advocates from across the state, Thresholds spearheaded provisions in the legislation that pave the way for better continuity of […]

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Take Action to Improve Mental Health Access

Today is a statewide day of action and we need your help to grow access to mental health services! Thousands of Illinoisans living with mental health conditions are unable to get the care they need to live well and thrive. The lack of access is tied to inadequate reimbursement rates for services. Current rates fail […]

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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 look forward to working with both branches to strengthen public investment and improve policy to […]

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