Psychological well being cash coming to Illinois

ROCKFORD, IL (WIFR) – Mental health, trauma, and substance use needs have only increased because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but nearly $ 100 million in aid is on the way to Illinois.

The US bailout has given the state $ 92 million in federal funding for mental health and substance abuse treatment, with an additional $ 10 million expected. US Senator Dick Durbin said this funding was badly needed, especially in color communities.

“There were more suicides by black residents of Cook County Illinois in 2020 than in the past decade. At the same time, Illinois opioid overdoses rose nearly 60 percent in the first half of 2020 year over year, ”Durbin said.

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