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Many people with mental illness in need of services, and not enough counselors and psychiatrists. No easy answers on the horizon. I see many Social Security disability applicants who need mental health treatment and cannot get it.

Jail holding cells being used to house those with mental illnesses.

A large part of the problem is the lack of mental health providers who will see people with depression, bipolar and other mental illnesses.

Your medical records will decide whether or not you win your social security disability case.

That is why it is so important to get medical treatment in your Social Security case. Of course, this is difficult if you do not have insurance or a medical card. Bloomington, Peoria, Champaign and Springfield, Illinois have some free clinics. There are also some mental health facilities in Central Illinois that provide counselors and psychiatrists.

You should treat on a regular basis. This will show your condition is serious.

You should tell your doctor about all your problems so the doctor will record everything in your records.

The medications you take are important. This will be part of your records also.

What the doctor writes in the records is very persuasive to the Administrative Law Judge who will decide your case. So make sure you are clear in what you tell your doctor.

Need more tips? Call SSDI Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.