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Mental Health Ramping up in Christian County

Mental Health resources in Christian County look to be ramping up in 2024 as newly allocated property tax money has created funds for mental health professionals.  Funds will be directed to non-profit groups to support their hiring and materials. Some of that money has gone to the Christian County Public Health Department to kick-start their mental health services.

Derek Page, Mayor of Assumption and the President of the Christian County 708 Mental Health Board. Page explains this board's process thus far.


Funds are also being allocated for the Taylorville Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault, and helping out with Safe Passage in Taylorville.


Page says that the COVID-19 pandemic slowed the pace of the Mental Health talks in Christian County back in 2019, but he is happy to now be revisiting and igniting the important program.


To find out more about mental health services in Christian County, contact the Christian County Health Department at 217-824- 4113.

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