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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Developmental Disability and Mental
5Disability Services Act is amended by adding Article VII as
7    (405 ILCS 80/Art. VII heading new)

9    (405 ILCS 80/7-1 new)
10    Sec. 7-1. Community-based pilot program.
11    (a) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human
12Services' Division of Mental Health shall make available
13funding for the development and implementation of a
14comprehensive and coordinated continuum of community-based
15pilot programs for persons with or at risk for a mental health
16diagnosis that is sensitive to the needs of local communities.
17    The funding shall allow for the development of one or more
18pilot programs that will support the development of local
19social media campaigns that focus on the prevention or
20promotion of mental wellness and provide linkages to mental
21health services, especially for those individuals who are
22uninsured or underinsured.



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1    For a provider to be considered for the pilot program, the
2provider must demonstrate the ability to:
3        (1) implement the pilot program in an area that shows a
4    high need or underutilization of mental health services;
5        (2) offer a comprehensive strengths-based array of
6    mental health services;
7        (3) collaborate with other systems and government
8    entities that exist in a community;
9        (4) provide education and resources to the public on
10    mental health issues, including suicide prevention and
11    wellness;
12        (5) develop a local social media campaign that focuses
13    on the prevention or promotion of mental wellness;
14        (6) ensure that the social media campaign is culturally
15    relevant, developmentally appropriate, trauma informed,
16    and covers information across an individual's lifespan;
17        (7) provide linkages to other appropriate services in
18    the community;
19        (8) provide a presence staffed by mental health
20    professionals in natural community settings, which
21    includes any setting where an individual who has not been
22    diagnosed with a mental illness typically spends time; and
23        (9) explore partnership opportunities with
24    institutions of higher learning in the areas of social work
25    or mental health.
26    (b) The Department of Human Services is authorized to adopt



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1and implement any administrative rules necessary to carry out
2the pilot program.