Press Releases

Sinnissippi Leadership in Transition

(Dixon, IL)  Sinnissippi Centers will be going through a transition in leadership in the coming days and weeks. Current President/CEO Patrick Phelan will depart the agency on September 1st and current VP/Chief Operating Officer Stacie Kemp will serve as interim CEO during a search process to find a new President/Chief Executive more

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

(Dixon, IL)  May is Mental Health Month. During May, Sinnissippi Centers is committed to raising awareness about mental health and encouraging individuals to take care of their emotional wellbeing. Our theme, “You Matter, Mental Health Matters” focuses on valuing individuals and their mental health and increasing awareness about mental wellness. “Everyone has more

Mental Illness is Not a Predictor of Violence

There has been a lot of misinformation and fear spread over the past years when it comes to an alleged connection between mental illness and gun violence. A very distorted picture has emerged from the aftermath of tragic events like the one in Highland Park this past summer. Mental illness more

Ribbon Cutting at Sinnissippi Freeport Office

(Freeport, IL)  The Greater Freeport Partnership held a ribbon cutting at Sinnissippi Centers’ Freeport office on December 2, 2022. Among those in attendance were Sinnissippi Centers’ President/CEO Patrick Phelan, Sinnissippi Freeport Office Supervisor Tiffany Chander, other management and staff from Sinnissippi, the Greater Freeport Partnership’s Executive Director Mark Williams and Business more

988 Is Now Online and Sinnissippi Centers is Playing a Part

On July 16, 2022, the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline number came online, replacing the previous 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) number. 988 is an easier number to remember and to dial more quickly. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sees 988 as just the first step in several towards more

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