Register Star editorial talks about need for mental illness awareness

The editorial in the Thursday, Oct. 11, edition of the Rockford Register Star is titled “Our View: Mental Illness ‘does not discriminate’,” and keys off recent events in the news — the closing of Singer Mental Health Center, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s bipolar diagnosis — to stress that the focus on mental illness must go beyond the headlines because it can affect anyone at all. This is Mental Illness Awareness Week, but the awareness must continue all year long.

The editorial also mention’s Rosecrance’s Triage Center, which is due to open this month at the Rosecrance Ware Center:

“The regional triage center that Rosecrance Health Network officials intend to open in a few weeks is a critical piece for people who have immediate psychiatric needs.”

Read the entire editorial here.