Illinois Director of Mental Health's Statement on Leader Cullerton's Comments

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7/26/2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - Human Services, Department of

SPRINGFIELD - Director Diana Knaebe of the Illinois Division of Mental Health today issued the following statement after Leader Cullerton's press conference:

"The Illinois Division of Mental Health works every day to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness. For a political leader to perpetuate this stigma to score political points is completely inappropriate and we respectfully request that our leaders stop doing so."