-- Talk with someone who seems stressed or down. Let them know you care.
-- Ask for help from someone you trust if you think you or your child might
-- Speak with your child's doctor or teachers about how to encourage
your child's social and emotional development.
-- Encourage policy leaders to make children's and adult mental health
a top priority.
-- Find out how you can promote good mental health by visiting the
campaign's Web site, http://www.mentalhealthillinois.org.
The Division of Mental Health is housed in the state's Department of Human Services, which is led by Secretary Carol L. Adams, Ph.D., and provides a wide variety of services at all levels for adults and children throughout the state. These services are offered through hundreds of providers, including mental health clinics, agencies and hospitals.
The Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership was created by the Children's Mental Health (CMH) Act of 2003 and charged with developing, implementing and monitoring a statewide plan to promote the mental health and well-being of children from birth through eighteen years of age. The partnership is comprised of more than 30 members appointed by the Governor who represent families, child advocates, education, early childhood, health, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, substance abuse, violence prevention, and others. Relevant state agencies and state legislators are also included in the partnership.
For more information about the Say it out loud campaign, which is
slated to run through May 2010, visit http://www.mentalhealthillinois.org.
Satellite coordinates for tomorrow's uplink of footage from the Say it out loud rally:
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2008 Downlink Freq: 1
|SOURCE State of Illinois Department of Human Services, Divisionof Mental|
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