Mental health community continues calls for answers on cuts
Mental health advocates are gathering at Chicago’s City Hall Monday morning to again press for improvements to the city’s mental health services. The City Council’s Committee on Health and Environmental Protection was set to hold a hearing today, but that was cancelled. It’s been rescheduled for August. In 2012 Mayor Emanuel ordered six of the city’s 12 mental health clinics to close. He called it consolidation and a reform of the system. N’Dana Carter of the group Mental Health Movement, and Alderman George Cardenas of the 12th Ward and chair of the Committee on Health and Environmental Protection detail what needs to be done to best serve the city's mental health community.