This appeared in the first edition of the newsletter of Sacred Creations http://www.sacredcreations.org, reprinted by permission of AJ French.
Chicago, Illinois – Six of 12 Chicago mental health clinics have closed. This impacts 40 percent of clinic population,. Iraq Veterans are among the 3,100 lives disrupted by closings.
Individuals with Medicaid and Medicare are forced to end relationships with treatment providers of their choice, and seek mental health services elsewhere.
Movement Hopes to Re-Open Mental Health Clinics
The Mental Health Movement is a collaborative effort to reopen the mental health clinics. It is driven by peers within the mental health system, though not exclusive to persons with mental health conditions.
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