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Mental health advocates call for Chicago public health commissioner to resign

Mental health advocates call for Chicago public health commissioner to resign
“Hey, hey. Ho, ho. Choucair and Rahm have got to go!” That’s what protesters from Southside Together Organizing for Power were shouting Monday afternoon as they gathered in front of the DePaul Center on State Street, calling for the resignation of Dr. Bechara Choucair, the commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Public Health. Protesters held up... Read more »

Will Chicago follow Civic Federation recommendation and cut mental health services entirely in 2014?

Will Chicago follow Civic Federation recommendation and cut mental health services entirely in 2014?
I had never seen the Civic Federation report until last week, but there it was in black and white: a recommendation to shut down Chicago’s mental health and primary care centers, put out months before Mayor Rahm Emanuel ever suggested privatizing or shuttering clinics. It was a therapist at one of Chicago’s mental health clinics... Read more »