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Mental Health Advisory Council

What is the Mental Health Advisory Council?

Our Mental Health Advisory Council works to advance the civil and human rights of people with mental illness in Illinois.  The council consists of both consumers and advocates, including:

  • People with mental illness
  • Family members
  • Attorneys
  • Mental health professionals
  • Community members who are knowledgeable about mental illness
  • Providers of mental health services

What does the Mental Health Advisory Council do?

Advise Equip for Equality’s work
The Mental Health Advisory Council meets about four times a year to review Equip for Equality’s program developments involving people with mental illness. The council advises Equip for Equality’s leadership regarding mental health initiatives and policies.

Advance civil rights
Members of the Mental Health Advisory Council participate in our activities, including site visits and employment justice initiatives.


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For more information about our Mental Health Advisory Council, or if you are interested in joining this Council, please contact:

Deborah M. Kennedy 
deborah@equipforequality.org
(312) 895-7304


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Last updated: May 15, 2018

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