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The Kane County Mental Health Council was formed in 2007 to address access to mental health services, a need identified by the IPLAN Committee.  Kane County has a wide array of private and public mental health services but in many cases they are not well coordinated, unevenly distributed, under-funded, and often not accessible to those without insurance. Awareness of mental health needs and available resources is also relatively low.  

In 2017,  we combined the Mental Health Council with the Community Health Improvement Plan’s (CHIP) Behavioral Health Action Team to improve services and be more inclusive of the agencies in our county. From now on we will be known as the Kane County Behavioral Health Council. Since its beginning in 2007, the Council has grown to 23 agencies. Over those 10 years, we can point to some of our many accomplishments, including: Regularly scheduled newsletter, our “Message of the Month,” which highlights a different behavioral health topic each month. A dedicated website. The development a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. The “Layperson’s Guide to Mental Illness,” a Power Point presentation given to groups throughout the county. A marketing campaign “We Support Mental Health,” which saw groups and agencies across the county adopt the badge to show their support. Now that Behavioral Health has been selected as one of the top three health priorities in Kane County, the CHIP Behavioral Health Action Team has identified Outcome Objectives and Impact Objectives, with overall mission of improving the mental health of Kane County residents by 2030. Although proud of our past accomplishments, we can see many challenges ahead as we look forward to the next 10 years.  
LINKS:
Kane County Behavioral Health Council Website
 
 
For more information call:
 (630) 208-3140
 

The Association for Individual Development, 630-966-4000
Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center, 630-859-6562
Breaking Free, 630-897-1003
Ecker Center for Mental Health Services, 847-695-0484
Family Counseling Service of Aurora, 630-844-2662
Family Service Association of Greater Elgin Area, 847-695-3680
Gateway Foundation/Aurora, 630-966-7400
Greater Elgin Family Care Center, 847-608-1344
INC Board, 630-892-5456
Kane County Health Department, 630-208-3801
Lazarus House, 630-587-2144
Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, 630-646-5200
National Alliance on Mental Illness,
  Kane-South, DeKalb andKendall Counties, Inc., 630-896-6264
National Alliance on Mental Illness-Kane County, 847-931-4715
Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health, 630-933-4000
Open Door Health Center, 847-695-1093
Presence Mercy Medical Center, 630-801-2657
Presence St. Joseph Hospital, 847-931-5521
Renz Addiction Counseling Center, 847-742-3545
Senior Services Association, 847-741-0404
TriCity Family Services, 630-232-1070
VNA Health Care, 630-978-9835 

 
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