Research shows that meaningful work can reduce symptoms of mental illness, decrease hospitalizations, and increase self-esteem for people with mental health conditions. The staff with Thresholds’ Employment Services Program work hard to help our clients achieve steady work in mainstream, competitive jobs – even amidst a global pandemic and economic upheaval. Jacob Payton, an Employment […]
“As a Black woman growing up in the projects of Chicago, life always felt like an uphill battle because of the barriers of systemic racism, police misconduct and violence in my community. While I was able to seize every opportunity for a better life, we must change the systems that have embedded inequality for Black […]
In our work at Thresholds, every day, we are deeply committed to listening – to hearing our clients as they express anger, sadness, injustice, deep oppression and pain and alienation and fear. We know this is a critical component of beginning the process of recovery. We are listening and hearing the deep pain of […]
Illinois residents wanting to speak to a mental health care professional can text the word “TALK” to 552020 (or “HABLAR” to 552020 for Spanish). They will receive a follow-up text asking for their first name and zip code, and the information will be used to connect them with a health care professional in their area. Residents who text the hotline will get a call from a licensed counselor within 24 hours.
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As thousands of Thresholds staff work hard to continue supporting our clients while protecting both themselves and those we work with, we wanted to spotlight just one instance of our staff’s dedication in the face of this pandemic. Last month, a client in a Thresholds residence in the North Suburbs exhibited symptoms of COVID-19. They […]