03212019CM0652rSPRINGFIELD – Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) has been named to serve on the Children’s Mental Health Partnership, she announced today.

“Children in Illinois are suffering from mental health issues because they don’t have access to the adequate resources required to treat their illnesses,” Martinez said. “As a member on this bipartisan coalition, I am devoted to being a strong voice for children needing assistance with their mental health.”

The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) is the only statewide, public/private partnership of policymakers and advocates in Illinois committed to improving the scope, quality, and access of mental health programs, services, and supports for children.

In an effort to reduce mental illness and suicide concerns on campuses, Martinez created a new state law requiring public colleges and universities to make information available to students on all mental health and suicide prevention resources provided by the university. House Bill 3404 takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.

Martinez’s appointment is effective immediately.

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