Personal Stories Shared at Black Lives Matter, STOP Event on Mental Health

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By Jade Yan

The Chicago branch of Black Lives Matter and local activist group Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP) cohosted an event on Friday titled “Stories Against Stigma.” The event aimed to highlight the consequences of mental health clinic closures in Illinois. In 2012, Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the controversial decision to close six of Chicago’s 12 mental health clinics, including one in Woodlawn.