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Protestors demand that the mayor reopen Chicago's six shuttered mental health clinics. 


Rally at City Hall fights to reopen mental health clinics

by Matthew Ross Gelfand
Apr 9, 2013


Mental Health Movement Protesters

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Protesters outside the Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.

Mental Health Movement advocates rallied at City Hall Tuesday to demand that Mayor Rahm Emanuel reopen six mental health clinics closed a year ago. The closures impacted half the mental health clinics in the city and left many people facing long commutes to receive treatment and medication, advocates said. They linked the fewer number of clinics to destroyed lives, suicides and prison terms.