News and Upcoming Events – April/May 2015

Partner Events:

Friday, April 17 >ADA 25 Chicago Launch Event

Thursday, April 23 > Light the Darkness, A Benefit for NAMI Chicago  Honoring The Kennedy Forum Illinois Steering Committee members, Justice Anne M. Burke and Representative Sara Feigenholtz.

Tuesday, May 12 > On the Table, 100 Conversations about Mental Health.

Thursday, May 28 > Thresholds Annual Gala  celebrate and raise funds for Thresholds Young Adult Programs.

TBD> Watch for more information about a the release of a new statewide poll on mental health.

In the News:

Obama Administration Proposes Rules for Medicaid Mental Health Parity, Wall Street Journal

Many People with Substance Abuse Problems May Find Few to Treat Them, Pew Charitable Trusts

Achieving Parity in Mental Health and Substance Use Care, NAMI (This report describes a survey conducted by NAMI to assess the experiences of people living with mental illness and their families with private health insurance.)

Will the Germanwings Crash Affect How Employers Approach Mental Health, Forbes (includes discussion of a recent Harvard Business Review Note on Mental Health and the American Workplace)

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