A Safety Net In Peril:
The State of Public Health in the Quad Cities
The Quad-Cities mental health care system is in crisis. Long fragile and insufficient, it is now in serious peril. This crisis is underscored by the daily struggle to survive that faces many of our neighbors suffering from chronic and serious mental illness.
Mental illness is ruinous, pervasive and real. Ten percent of children and twenty-five percent of adults in America struggle with mental illness, causing significant daily functional impairment.