Many mental health facilities in the state closed because of a lack of state funding.
Trying to close the gap between mental health needs and services is often a challenge.
About 21% of prisoners at local jails have a history of a mental health condition.
URBANA -- Fitness isn't just for the body. Experts believe the mind also needs exercise.
TUSCOLA -- Women often talk about ways of being healthy, but we never consider working out our mental state.
RANTOUL -- Police were involved in an hours-long standoff Monday.
Update: 6:03 pm ILLINOIS -- The state is going to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to better treat mentally ill prisoners.
CHAMPAIGN -- Each year, more than two million people, usually young adults, harm themselves.
ILLINOIS -- Mental health supporters rallied at the Capitol to urge lawmakers to pass a balanced budget.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Memorial Day is a time when we honor those men and women who died serving our country.
ILLINOIS -- Those supporting the mentally ill are keeping a close watch on the Capitol.
ILLINOIS -- According to the public health department, suicide is a public health problem affecting everyone and it's the third leading cause of death for youths ages 10 - 24 in Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Terry Brownlee, of Champaign, was found not guilty by reason of insanity for killing his mother. It took the courts two months after the judge's decision to get him transferred.
DANVILLE -- Veterans, particularly young ones, need mental health help now more than ever before according to a new report.
CHAMPAIGN -- As many as 10-million Americans battle seasonal affective disorder this time of year.
SPRINGFIELD -- Call it what you will, the "wintertime blues," or something with a more serious tone, "seasonal affective disorder" (SAD).
DANVILLE -- An owner is accused of hanging his dog from a tree. Ryan Brigman is charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal.
URBANA -- People are taking strides toward raising mental health awareness.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- Police stopped a man who threatened to blow up the Illini Union.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some movement in the effort to bring concealed carry to Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Supreme Court's Chief Justice is reminding judges to report any cases of mental illness.
URBANA -- Access Initiative hosted its annual talent show at Lincoln Square Thursday.
URBANA -- Champaign County leaders are putting the brakes on mental health court.
URBANA -- The Champaign man accused of killing his mother and setting her body on fire was in court Monday.
DECATUR -- This week, police officers are getting special training handling people with mental health issues.