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Illinois Mental Health Care

Building a Transmedia Project for Young Adults With Mental Illness, Their Families and Their Health Care Providers

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Telling stories across multiple media forms, tapping the strengths of each, offers the potential to develop meaningful stories in much deeper and more engaging ways.

Gov. Pat Quinn's Renewed Embrace of Mental Health Care Likely to Spark Cynicism

David Ormsby | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

If Gov. Quinn ever wonders why the public find his approach to governing to be incoherent and frustrating, he needs only to consider his recent whiplash-inducing turn on behavioral health care policy.

$30 Million "Mistake" May Cost 20,000 Illinois Residents Mental Health Care Services

David Ormsby | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

It's a $30 million "oops." It's an "oops" that can only be fixed by the Illinois Senate within the next 24 hours. How's that for a political thriller plot? Except it's not a plot line. It's true.

Bipartisan Budget Cut Fantasies: Illinois Mental Health Care Decline Is No Fairy Tale

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Many Illinois Republican lawmakers, like State Senator Matt Murphy, a GOP budget "expert," are fond of loudly dismissing Illinois budget cuts made by Pat Quinn as nothing but a mere budgetary mirage.

A National Mental Health Funding Crisis, And Pat Quinn's Budget Isn't Helping

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A national mental health funding crisis is unfolding and Governor Pat Quinn's new budget is contributing Illinois' share. According to the National A...