Category: Mental Health

Pritzker approves pilot program for responding to mental health emergencies

Gov. JB Pritzker signed off Tuesday on a legislative package that includes a new pilot program to have social workers and mental health professionals join police on calls to assess if a person is experiencing a mental health crisis.
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Pritzker announces $113 million for anti-violence programs

Gov. JB Pritzker announced this week the state will make $113 million available for community organizations working on violence prevention and interruption programs, including those that provide trauma-informed mental healthcare.
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Chicago Public Schools, Lurie Children’s expands youth mental health program

Chicago Public Schools and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago are expanding district-wide a pilot program to better identify and respond to students who need mental health support, the organizations announced Thursday.
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Krishnamoorthi, Cook County officials celebrate law to mental health resources to health workers

U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Schaumburg, joined Cook County leaders last week to highlight a new law intended to provide mental health resources to healthcare workers.
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