Keeping the One-Sixth of Prisoners Who Are Mentally Ill Out of McHenry County Jail

The minutes of the January 13, 2016, McHenry County Public Health Committee dipped into the mental health problems of those ending up in the County Jail. The statistics for last year show there were 6,200 individuals detained in our jail … Continue reading

708 Board Rolls Out New Mental Health Approach

A press release from the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board: Thresholds to Increase Local Programming for Adults with Mental Illness Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each … Continue reading

Mental Health Board Protects Taxpayers by Making Pioneer Center Subsidies Monthly, Instead of Lump Sum

I couldn’t make it to the 708 Mental Health Board meeting last night, but Pete Gonigam of The First Electric Newspaper did. He reports what is in the headline, plus more. You can find his article here. A “bridge loan” … Continue reading

Mental Health Board Minutes on Pioneer Center Problems

These are draft minutes from last Wednesday’s 708 Mental Health Board minutes. The only reporter in the room was The First Electric Newspaper’s Pete Gonigam. You can find the link to his article in McHenry County Blog’s article entitled, “Pioneer … Continue reading

Current 708 Board Recipients Scheduled for Grant Pitches

Current recipients of McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board grants are scheduled to present their cases on Monday, October 5th at 5 PM at the Mental Health Building at 620 Dakota Street in Crystal Lake. The schedule follows: Provider Presentations … Continue reading

708 Board Announces Availability of Psychiatric Services

A press release from the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board: Horizons Behavioral Health Brings Psychiatric Residency Program to McHenry County “When there is shortage of psychiatric services, everybody suffers – patients, families, providers (and their families too). Every patient … Continue reading

MCCD Escaping Consolidation Threat

Thursday, the Senate Executive Committee approved by a 17-0 vote State Rep. Jack Franks government consolidation bill. A memo from the McHenry County Council of Governments says, HB 229 – the Consolidation Bill that applied to McHenry and Lake Counties … Continue reading