mental health http://northernpublicradio.org en Mental Health Restrictions Tougher Under Concealed Carry http://northernpublicradio.org/post/mental-health-restrictions-tougher-under-concealed-carry <p>The state of Illinois has taken another step toward regulating who may get a concealed-carry permit. The Department of Human Services has created an <a href="http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=69194&amp;newssidebar=27893">on-line database for mental health professionals</a> to report people who pose a “clear and present danger” to themselves or others.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:18:14 +0000 Susan Stephens 41719 at http://northernpublicradio.org Mental Health Restrictions Tougher Under Concealed Carry Advocates fight to keep mental health facility open http://northernpublicradio.org/post/advocates-fight-keep-mental-health-facility-open <p>State officials are gathering public input on the pending closure of <a href="http://www.hospitalsworldwide.com/listings/2730.php" target="_blank">Rockford&#39;s Singer Mental Health Center</a>.&nbsp; As part of a cost-cutting move, Governor Pat Quinn signed a budget that calls for shutting the facility&#39;s doors this fall.&nbsp; The governor says it&#39;s also part of an effort to focus more on community-based mental health care.<br /> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 10:37:39 +0000 Mike Moen 16233 at http://northernpublicradio.org Advocates fight to keep mental health facility open