There was a good turnout for the Chicago City Council Committee on Health meeting on city mental health services, March 10, 2009. Read the statement from the health commissioner along with his PowerPoint presentation.
Links to some media coverage of the hearing:
Aldermen urged to halt closings of mental health centers (Chicago Tribune)
A packed hearing room of mental health patients and advocates today urged the Chicago City Council’s health committee to stop the planned closing of four of the city’s 12 community mental health centers.
Mental health center patients plead their case (Chi-Town Daily News)
Fighting For Mental Health Clinic closures ripped (nbcchicago)