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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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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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Mental Health Month – Remere’s Story

(Taken from an interview with Remere, a Thresholds client, by a member of the Thresholds Peer Success Team.) “Basically I was always moving. I never stayed homeless in one spot. I was just trying to find someplace safe to sleep and lay down.” Until he was nineteen, Remere spent his time traveling through various neighborhoods […]

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Governor Pritzker Pledges to Reform Illinois’ Tax Structure to Fund Needed Increases in State Investment in Vital Public Services

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Yesterday, Governor Pritzker delivered his first budget address since taking office, offering his vision for returning Illinois to fiscal stability and paving the way for a more prosperous future for all Illinoisans. While the state continues to struggle with serious fiscal constraints, we commend the Governor for acknowledging that Illinois has a […]

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Illinois Passes Short-Term Health Plans Law Safeguarding Consumers’ Health Coverage

SPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, Illinois healthcare advocates won a major victory in the fight to protect health coverage for those with pre-existing medical conditions. The Illinois General Assembly overrode Governor Rauner’s veto of a bill that will protect consumers by regulating short-term health insurance plans. The bill, SB1737, which will now become law, will limit short-term […]

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