Mental Health Clinics

City Hall

Advocates Slam 2012 Mental Health Clinic Closures

A top Emanuel aide insisted Tuesday the administration has done a better job caring for the mentally ill over the past couple years, despite closing half the city’s clinics; but some advocates told aldermen that’s simply not the case.


The Cook County Sheriff's office and mental health advocates released green balloons outside of the Cook County Jail on Friday to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Month. Sheriff Tom Dart has called the jail the nation's largest mental health hospital, because of how many detainees who suffer from psychological problems. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Sheriff Calls For More Mental Health Clinics

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has called the jail the largest mental health hospital in the country.



6 Arrested At Protest Of Mental Clinic Closures

Six people were arrested Tuesday during a demonstration at city public health offices downtown.

WBBM Newsradio–06/12/2012

Occupy Chicago protesters rally at the Thompson Center on May 29, 2012, to decry the treatment demonstrators faced from police during the NATO Summit and to demand the city reopen shuttered mental health clinics. (Credit: CBS)

Occupy Chicago Calls For City To Reopen Mental Health Clinics

A small but very vocal Occupy Chicago protest group marched through the Loop Tuesday afternoon, demanding some sort of compensation for what they say were the injuries they suffered during the NATO protests.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Protesters march on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house on eve of NATO Summit. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

NATO Protesters Stage Sit-In At Emanuel’s House Over Mental Health Clinic Closures

Protesters on Saturday morning made their way to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house to demonstrate against the closing of city mental health clinics, a day before Chicago hosts the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Matthew Ginsberg-Jaeckle, 29, of the 1200 block of East 52nd Street, was charged with aggravated battery to a peach officer and criminal trespass to state land. (Chicago Police Department)

Demonstrator Arrested, Six Others Cited, In Protest Over City’s Closing Of Mental Health Clinics

Seven advocates for mental health services got in trouble with police Monday as they protested the closing of city clinics by demonstrating outside Mayor Emanuel’s office.


Clinic Protest

10 Arrested At Another Demonstration To Save Mental Health Clinic

Ten protesters were arrested Monday night after another protest at the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic, which is set to close next week.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger: Entire Englewood Neighborhood Is The Victim Of A Crime

The Rev. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Parish is lashing out at the loss of services for the struggling people in communities on the city’s South Side, particularly Englewood.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Protesters, including members of "Occupy Chicago" staged a sit-in outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall on Nov. 15, 2011, to protest budget cuts to mental health clinics. Several protesters planned to stay overnight. (Credit: CBS)

‘Occupy Chicago’ Ends 10-Hour Sit-In At City Hall

Members of Occupy Chicago were staging a sit-in outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall, in protest of planned budget cuts to mental health clinics.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

A group of mental health advocates staged a protest of the city of Chicago's proposal to transfer mental health care from city clinics to privately run facilities on Tuesday at the University Club of Chicago, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel was speaking, but Emanuel avoided the protesters by going in a side door. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Discusses Health Agenda, But Dodges Protesters

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled plans to make Chicago a healthier city by focusing on issues of fitness, disease control, and access to health care. But at least one part of his health care agenda has its critics and they were waiting for Emanuel at one of his public events on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011