Monthly Meeting Notice

Community  Mental  Health  Board  of  Chicago

Notice  of  Monthly  Meeting

When:       Monday, July 21, 2014

Time:         11:30 AM  To   1:30 PM

Where:    The DePaul Center, 333 S. State Street
                CDPH Board Room on the 2nd Floor

The agenda will focus on discussion regarding the Chicago Department of Public Health’s planned 5 year proposal for Community Development Block Grant funds for the years 2015 to 2019.   Participant input will be welcome.

City calls then cancels hearings. Protest Monday

Dear Mental Health Movement supporters,

Please join us at City Hall (121 N. LaSalle) on the 2nd Floor this Monday July 21st at 10am for an urgent press conference.

Yesterday the city clerk published notice that the Health Committee, after two years of us demanding a chance to be heard about the mental health clinic closures, was finally going to have hearings on the matter. By that afternoon, Alderman Cardenas’s office, under pressure from the Chicago Department of Public Health, cancelled the hearings!

We all know why: they are afraid of the truth coming out about how devastating these clinic closures were and how urgent it is to reinvest in public mental health.

So we are heading to city hall to speak that truth anyway! Bus will leave from the STOP office at 602 E 61st st at 9am Monday or meet at 10am on the 2nd floor of city hall.

WE WILL BE HEARD!!!

Any questions please call STOP: 773 217 9598

Hearing on Chicago Mental Health Clinics

Please attend a City Council Hearing on Chicago Mental Health Clinics
Monday, July 21 at 10:30 AM
City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle

After almost two years of pressing for a hearing on the City public mental health clinics, the Mental Health Movement just got word that Alderman George Cardenas, chair of the Chicago City Council Committee on Health and Environmental Protection has finally scheduled a hearing for next Monday.

Chicago residents are paying a terrible price for the city’s failure to provide adequate mental health services.

The city blamed budget problems for the decision to close six of its twelve mental health clinics in 2012 but now it is turning away paying mental health clinic clients. Against all commonsense and sound public health policy, clients at city mental health clinics who get access to health benefits are being discouraged from continuing to receive city services and new people seeking services are being turned away.

This hearing will provide mental health consumers, concerned residents and experts an opportunity to testify regarding the need for mental health services, the role of the city’s mental health clinics and steps the City and the Mental Health Movement can take to address this issue.

For more information:

MentalHealthMovement@gmail.comhttp://www.stopchicago.org – (773) 340-9598