relating to LCU's efforts to improve services in behavioral health

Signs of hope for wrongfully held people with mental illness

Signs of hope for wrongfully held people with mental illness
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As of July 1, our region is within reach of a pragmatic solution to a major social problem -- the overuse of emergency rooms as the default destination of those with mental illness who are apprehended by police but should not be incarcerated.

Written by Yvonne Smith, United Power for Action and Justice,  and Shakeel Syed, Lake County United, guest columnists to the Daily Herald.

Making Progress!!

Making Progress!!
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Yesterday a Metro IAF ally, Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon and State Rep. Ann Moeller of Elgin helped broker a meeting with Governor Pritzker and IL Metro IAF organizations.

Illinois Metro IAF team members were:

Lake Behavioral Hospital Public Hearing

Lake Behavioral Hospital Public Hearing
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Lake Behavioral Hospital applied for a Conditional Use Permit that will allow the expansion of behavioral service offerings up to the 146 approved CON beds.  Lake Behavioral Hospital purchased Vista West site and in March began to operate the existing 46 beds in the tower and received approval to add 100 beds.  In order to add the 100 beds, they need a Conditional Use Permit.

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