Tag: Mental Health Movement

‘Mayor 1%’: Emanuel’s tenure strikes a chord and ignites a movement

“Mayor 1%,” Kari Lydersen’s new book on Rahm Emanuel and his time as Chicago mayor is being released this month. The book places him squarely in the camp that his critics have pegged him since he came into office: a member of the 1%, the obscenely wealthy, elite class called out by the Occupy Wall... Read more »

Photo essay: Mental health clinic closures - the faces of austerity

For most of the 75 people holding a sit-in outside of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Monday, the fight against the closing of half of the city’s mental health centers is only the visible part of their battle. The other battle is inside. As person after person spoke Monday, they said they would not be able... Read more »

Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic is ground zero in fight against cutbacks

Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic is ground zero in fight against cutbacks
On April 30, the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic will be one of six mental health centers that shuts its doors. But until then, the clinic has become the epicenter in the fight against government cutbacks in Chicago, say organizers. A group of protesters with the Mental Health Movement and Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP)... Read more »

Mental health clinic closures begin Monday

On Monday, the first round of mental health center closures hit Rogers Park and Logan Square. Northwest MHC and Northtown Rogers Park MHC will be the first of six planned mental health center to shut over the next week. Under the city’s budget passed in November, the mental health clinics are the latest public service... Read more »