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Lydia Healthcare is one of Illinois’ long-term Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities committed to providing a healthy, therapeutic environment for all those in need of psychiatric treatment and living assistance. With a potential of 412 consumers, it provides 24-hour care administered by qualified, licensed professionals. Lydia recognizes both the uniqueness of behavioral care and the potential each consumer possesses. At Lydia we understand you have questions and need answers. Having a specific contact person with whom you can work is important in building a relationship. Our Qualified Mental Health Professionals are the persons with whom you can speak to learn about our services, consumer issues, contacting other resources and navigating your needs.
Lydia staff members are individuals who have skills in:
communicating with caregivers who support in crisis
finding alternative sources
gathering information that may assist you in better serving you
provide training and education on mental wellness topics
Lydia Healthcare staff and supporters participate in the annual NAMI Walk. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
In February/2015 Governor Rauner proposed a Fiscal Year 2016 reduction of $3.7 million for Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Facilities (SMHRFs) effectively removing the public mental health services they provide for Illinois citizens. It’s a bad idea for everyone. Currently 3,970 persons with various behavioral diagnosis are served by 24 SMHRF facilities in Illinois. While residing in them the mentally ill are treated/rehabilitated with balanced medication regimens, staff assistance and group therapy — all with the very real possibility of integrating back into their communities. Without these programs there is little chance for these persons. To slash this funding would be to put these people on the streets which will only result in costly incarceration and increased societal strife. So we invite all citizens to voice their support of funding Illinois SMHRFs by “signing and sending” the petition through the link below in support of sustained funding for mental wellness.