Announcements

NAMI FAMILY TO FAMILY Begins June 18, 2019
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Annual Disaster Mental Health Volunteer Training
Friday, June 14, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
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“When Mental Illness Hits Home”
Save the Date: Friday August 23

Notice of funding Requests for Fiscal Year 2020
The St. Clair County Mental Health Board will accept requests for funding effective May 10, 2019 through May 31, 2019 for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, @019.  The application is completed using the Board’s on-line funding application.  Any interested parties must contact Executive Director, Dana Rosenzweig- danar@stc708.org to request access to the on-line system.
For additional information, or any questions, please contact Dana at the above email or call (618)277-6022.  Thank you.

St. Clair County Mental Health Board Finance Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm.

St. Clair County Mental Health Board Meeting
There is no May Mental Health Board Meeting
Thursday, June 20,  2019 at 6:00 pm.

2019 Meeting schedule can be found under Public Info

Addiction Loss Support Group for Parents and Adult Siblings

Authorities, Responsibilities, and History

In 1963 the Illinois General Assembly passed the Community Mental Health Act (House Bill 708), permissive legislation which enabled local governments to levy taxes for mental health purposes. The Act, which provided for the levy of a local tax on property pursuant to approval of a referendum, mandated the appointment of a mental health board to plan, fund, and monitor services for the mentally and developmentally disabled. In 1968 a referendum was passed by the citizens of St. Clair County establishing the authority for a local levy and creation of the St. Clair County Mental Health Board. During the past forty eight years the Board has provided funding support to approximately sixty different human service organizations and currently provides in excess of $2 million for community behavioral health services to twenty two different organizations.

The Board's authorization and mandated responsibilities are set forth in the community Mental Health Act (the Act), Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 405, Act 20, Section 0.1 et.seq. Under the Act, townships, counties and other municipalities are given the authority to pass a referendum to levy an annual tax not to exceed .15% upon all taxable property in order to provide for the necessary funds or to supplement existing funds for community mental health facilities and services. The Act encompasses several other broad responsibilities, including planning and review and comment.

Projects & Coalitions



Chestnut Health Systems
Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center
St. Clair County
Chestnut Health Systems