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Fantastic Article Illustrates the Personal Impact of MH Cuts

Dec 29 2011 | Comments 8

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The Chicago News Cooperative takes up the problem of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to cut six of Chicago’s 12 mental health centers. In Philly, that would be devastating, so I can’t imagine it’s any different there. Of course the government is saying that people will be taken care of somehow, but that’s the kind of thing they always say, right? They say they patients from the other centers can just go to the ones that will stay open. But, um, that would mean a 71 percent increase in patients for the remaining clinics and a 0 percent increase in resources. Sounds like a plan.

Go here to read the stories of the people whose lives will be impacted by the cuts. Interestingly, though you’d imagine they’re depressing, they’re actually stories of hope. People with these illnesses are so strong, they are such survivors. They’re remarkable, and they deserve better.


liz | 2:14 PM | SCHIZOPHRENIA, bipolar disorder, depression, hospitals / hospitalization, meds, suicide

Robin Goldstein Says:

Where is the article?

Dec 29 7:22 PM

Markps2 Says:

For Robin Goldstein
“Go here to read” it says in the article.
Click on the word “here”.
Spikol should BOLD the word in my opinion.

Dec 30 10:35 AM

MichelleP. Says:

Dear Liz, I wrote this blog post about the mental health care system and-as I call it-its demise. Here’s the link:http://www.bipolaranarchist.com/?p=296#comment-214
I am a fellow blogger living with mental illness.I have followed you for a long time and am grateful you are doing what you are doing! Thanks for your years of outreach to us all…Best, Michelle

Jan 27 1:51 PM

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