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The Illinois Department of Human Services has allowed day services to reopen under strict guidelines and some area providers are taking different approaches bringing those folks back.

 

Tony Kirkman, Executive Director of Piatt County Mental Health Center, indicates over the past two months, they have been able to bring back some of their day service clients.

 

 

Kirkman says a problem for the state of Illinois is how to provide funding for day services so consumers can return once the pandemic ceases.

 

 

Kirkman notes many of their clients and their families report increased anxiety, depression, and social isolation. For many, they have been sheltering in place since the beginning of the pandemic.

 

 

For more information on the Piatt County Mental Health Service's day services, visit their website: www.piattmhc.org.

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