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Thresholds Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address

In yesterday’s budget address, Thresholds was thrilled to hear Governor Pritzker double down on the state’s investment in mental health and substance use treatment. The Governor proposed increasing state funding for treatment by $40 million. His continued commitment to rebuild Illinois’ mental health and substance use treatment system after a devastating budget impasse and decades […]

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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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Governor Signs Children & Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act

Chicago, IL – We are thrilled that Governor JB Pritzker signed the Children & Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act into law on Friday, August 23rd. The legislation, championed by Representative Sara Feigenholtz and Senator Heather Steans, took aim at many of the deficiencies in mental health services for youth across Illinois. Thresholds played a […]

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