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About LaSalle County Mental Health

What is the LaSalle County Mental Health Board? 

The LaSalle County 708 Mental Health Board, in accordance with the Community Mental Health Act/Illinois 708 legislation exists to monitor, assess, fund, and promote mental health, substance use, intellectual/developmental disability, and other related mental health services within the limitations of the available mental health tax levy amount, funding guidelines, and staff resources. 

Areas of Support

The LaSalle County 708 Mental Health Board supports nine non-profit organizations that assist the community in providing the following services:

  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

  • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

  • Child Welfare

  • Other Related Services 


"There is no health without mental health." 

-David Satcher, Former U.S. Surgeon General

Rising Demand for Access to Mental Health Care and Addictions Services in the U.S.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, the global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by 25%.

1 in 5

1 in 5 individuals have a mental health or substance use disorder that's capable of being diagnosed.


Opioid overdoses are up by ⅓.

Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois

The Association of Community Mental Health Authorities of Illinois (ACMHAI) is a partnership of organizations rooted in our communities and accountable to our citizens. Member organizations are comprised of “708” Boards governed by the Illinois Community Mental Health Act and “553” and “377” Boards whose statutory authority derives from public health legislation or legislation specific to intellectual and developmental disabilities.


ACMHAI works to:

  • Improve the development and delivery of comprehensive services and facilities for persons with mental disabilities

  • Promote the exchange of information

  • Develop a unified state-wide voice

  • Foster cooperation with other private and public mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability providers, consumer, advocacy, and trade organizations

  • Initiate and influence policy reform and legislative action

 For more information on mental health authorities in Illinois, visit

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