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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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more

Sinnissippi Centers’ Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

Sinnissippi Centers is in the beginning stages of a new project funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) FY 2021 Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grant program. The project began in the fall of 2021. Project goals include increasing access to psychiatry ...read more

Innovation Ahead in Behavioral Health

(Dixon, IL)  On July 7, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation to pilot an innovative and comprehensive model for behavioral health care providers. The legislation lays the groundwork to craft a new model for behavioral healthcare services in Illinois in the future. While Illinois is in the beginning stages of this ...read more

COVID’s Impact on Behavioral Health

COVID-19 is arguably the biggest public health crisis we have faced in our lifetimes. But there’s more to this crisis than merely dealing with a novel virus for which we initially had no defenses. That is the parallel crisis in behavioral health and how it has impacted individuals in treatment ...read more

Sinnissippi’s Healthy Families Honored

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that Sinnissippi Centers’, a Healthy Families America (HFA) affiliate site, has been accredited as a provider of high-quality home visiting services to pregnant families and families with infants and young children. HFA is the signature program of PCA America and has been providing ...read more

Wellness During Challenging Times

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented a myriad of challenges in our lives and our experiences have all been different with at least one notable exception - We all have seen negative impacts to our mental wellness. At one time or another we all may have seen an increase in feelings ...read more

Sinnissippi Centers’ Kemp Promoted

Sinnissippi Centers is pleased to announce the promotion of Stacie Kemp from Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) to Chief Operating Officer (COO).   As Chief Operating Officer Kemp will now have the responsibility of overseeing all day to day operations and reports to Sinnissippi’s President/CEO Patrick Phelan. As CCO Kemp had been ...read more

Sinnissippi Centers Operating During COVID

What a different world we live in and how rapidly it changed when the Coronavirus started to spread across the United States earlier this year. Every organization and every individual has been impacted in some way. Behavioral healthcare agencies, like their counterparts in the rest of the medical field, have ...read more

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