Bill Creating Mental Illness, Substance Abuse Housing Recovery Program Passes

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday which would create a new housing program for individuals living with mental illness or substance use disorders. House Bill 449 creates the “Housing is Recovery Pilot Program Act,” a new program which would offer bridge rental subsidies to individuals at high risk for “unnecessary institutionalization” due to mental illness, […]

Link Between Mental Illness And Mass Violence Is Weak But Stigma Persists

INDIANAPOLIS — After every mass violence incident, Barbara Thompson sees a pattern. “You almost always hear that the people think that there was something wrong — that this person had a mental illness,” said Thompson, who is the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Indiana. “And so it becomes something really […]