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In The News: NAMI Northern Illinois

July 15, 2020

Psychiatric hospitalization is often a last resort option for individuals with acute mental illness. Once hospitalized, individuals can be monitored closely, accurately diagnosed, monitored, and stabilized.

Numbers of psychiatric beds continue to fall throughout the nation. Without access to hospital care, individuals with serious mental illness deteriorate, families crumble under stress, emergency rooms and jail cells fill to the brims, and first responders find themselves increasingly preoccupied with mental health calls.

On October 31, 2012 Singer Mental Health Center closed their doors and the community lost 47 public,

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