Illinois State Mental Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is responsible for mental health services in Illinois?

Public mental health services in Illinois are administered and provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services–Division of Mental Health (DMH). Substance use and addiction treatment services are overseen by the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA).

What are the most common mental health conditions in Illinois?

Close to 3.21% of adults (according to SAMHSA) in Illinois live with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Public mental health services in Illinois are administered and provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services–Division of Mental Health (DMH).

How many people with mental illness receive treatment in Illinois?

Only 44.6% of adults with mental illness in Illinois receive any form of treatment from either the public system or private providers (according to SAMHSA ). The renaming 55.4% received no mental health treatment.

How many mental health days can a student take in Illinois?

PA 102-0321, 105 ILCS 5/26-1 Student Mental Health DaysAllows students to take up to five mental or behavioral health days per year. A student is not required to provide a medical note and must be given the opportunity to make up any schoolwork missed during such absences.

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