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POLL: Majority support “Radical” or “Significant” changes to how mental health issues are handled in Illinois; 9 out of 10 say Stigma Exists

Kennedy Forum Illinois calls for equity, access, accelerated progress. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2015 CONTACT: Kelly O’Brien, (312) 532-4881, Kelly@TheKennedyForumIlllinois.org Julia Hamm, (312) 374-8544,  Julie@HensonConsulting.com   (CHICAGO, IL) – According to new public opinion research released today by the…

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“If you were to compare how we pay for mental illness and addiction to diabetes, you’d basically be saying, ‘We have to wait until you have to have your legs amputated, or you go blind before we treat you.’ That’s how we treat the mentally ill and those who suffer from disorders today,” Kennedy said. “What we ought to be doing as a nation is treating them the same way as those who suffer from physical ailments.”

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