Let’s judge our being one of the top cities in the world by how many people in our city are not helpless, how much of our population doesn’t need drastic help, and how many people have food within walking distance. If we could do that, I think we would be one of the top cities in the world.
C3EN Virtual Mental Health Town Hall discusses violence and barriers to mental health care in Chicago
“Mental health is health,” says C3EN Pilot Awardee Rachel Boutté. “There is no way to separate mental health from physical health because they’re connected in the same way that all of us have a brain that is connected to a body.”
On September 20, 2023, C3EN held its second annual meeting at the UIC medical district Marriott Hotel, convening over 70 community partners and researchers over a half day of presentations, breakout groups, and a poster session.
C3EN researcher Neda Laiteerapong pioneers efforts to improve screening for mental health issues through online screening tools; new study in partnership with Melissa Duplantis, chief behavioral health officer of Chicago Family Health Centers, funded to screen for PTSD on Chicago’s south side