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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Ronald’s Story

“The people that visit Thresholds, they all have a story. We all interact and we support each other. And I think that’s the most important thing that is.” Ronald has spent much of his life caring for others, moving from job to job in order to support his family and keep a roof over his […]

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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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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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“Why I Give” from Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler

Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Northwestern University, as well as a member of the Thresholds Board of Directors. I was attracted to Thresholds by the scope of their work, particularly the holistic approach they take. My own work focuses on improving engagement in mental health services in underserved communities. […]

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