Press Releases

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

Workforce Issues in Behavioral Health

Workforce Issues in Behavioral HealthA common theme during the COVID-19 pandemic right up to the present day has been staffing shortages. We might first think of hospitality, food service, and retail positions being unfilled right now, but most industries are having the same challenges. Behavioral healthcare has not escaped this more

Governor’s Proposed Budget Good for Behavioral Health

A much needed and long overdue increase in funding and support for behavioral health has been proposed in Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget and in a bill in the legislature. The Governor revealed some of the details for increased funding of behavioral health in the state more

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