Belt Publishing

The Hidden and the Found: Community Mental Health in Chicago (pre-order coming soon)

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By Jonathan Foiles
Forthcoming 2020 - not yet available for pre-order

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s closure of six city-run mental health centers in 2012, combined with Illinois’ lack of a state budget from July 2015-July 2017, crippled many essential mental health services offered to the city’s poorest residents. Through the case stories of five Chicago residents, The Hidden and the Found documents the lives of people living on the city's neglected South and West sides, showing how their surrounding circumstances impact their mental health, and highlighting their resilience.


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Jonathan Foiles is a writer and mental health professional based in Chicago. He writes a blog for Psychology Today and has previously written for Slate. He can be reached at

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