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NAMI will train aldermen on how to talk about mental health

It may not seem like the first call, but often aldermen and their staff can be on the front lines of talking to residents about mental health. With the closure of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, the calls could be coming more frequently. The Kennedy Forum Illinois, an organization working to spread awareness and fight stigmatization against mental illness, gathered aldermen and other public officials to discuss spotting signs of mental illness and how to properly train staff to talk to residents. Ald. James Cappleman of the 46th Ward is one of the aldermen who attended. We talk to him about what he hears from those seeking help. (Flickr/Hey Paul Studios)

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