(Chicago) – A shrunken public safety net in Illinois due to budget cuts has forced numerous parents into an anguished-filled dilemma: whether to relinquish custody of their children with serious mental or emotional problems in order to get them care. 347 more words
[caption id="attachment_1567" align="alignright" width="300"] PDF infographic created by the CDC, which details statistics of children with mental health illnesses across the U.S.[/caption] Illinois Parents Facing Relinquishment of Kids with Mental Illness to Get Help My ex-partner and I had to face this tough decision for one of our sons. It'll be wonderful if parents can get the information on how to access help without having to comb through thousands of websites to reach the buried treasure! Now that our son is 18, we just missed out on this -- but please spread the word so other parents can get assistance when they need it. Check out this article by dbaille on TASC Blog which breaks down House Bill 5598.