VILLA PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, has been named the chairwoman of the Illinois House of Representative’s House Mental Health Committee.
“Mental health has become a critical national issue and touches everyone’s life in some way,” Conroy said. “I am thankful to have the opportunity to be a leader on this issue in Springfield and to work to progress statewide solutions that will help our community and all of Illinois.”
Conroy will serve as the vice chairwoman of the Committees on Construction Industry and Code Enforcement and Government Consolidation and Modernization. She will also serve as a member of the Secondary and Elementary Education: School Curriculum and Policies, Higher Education, and Police and First Responders Committees.
Continuing her efforts to raise awareness of mental health and work with the community to brainstorm new ways to improve mental health treatment and services, Conroy invites residents to share their thoughts and ideas at her Mental Health Community Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at her full-time constituent services office located at 28 S. Villa Ave. in Villa Park.
“For four years I have had a mental health advisory committee in my district,” Conroy said. “I have learned that everyone is touched by mental health issues in some way. This committee inspired me to raise the conversation to the state level and to do the difficult work to bring real change in Illinois. I invite anyone in our community interested in improving mental health care to join this advisory committee.”