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Federal help coming to Illinois to combat mental illness

21 Sep 2023 11:20 AM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

Federal help is coming to the state of Illinois to combat mental illness. [Fox 32] See video here.

There is now $130 million in grant money available across the U.S. for community-based mental health and substance abuse. 

Illinois is set to receive $8 million of that money.  The funding is coming from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand certified community behavioral health clinics across the country. 

The Biden-Harris Administration says it's an ongoing effort to tackle the country’s mental health crisis and beat the opioid epidemic.

The federal announcement was made at the Chicago-based Thresholds Center for Mental Health and Well-Being.

The organizations in Illinois will receive up to one million per year for four years.


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