The mission of IMHCA is to promote the professional well-being of mental health counselors in Illinois through advocacy, education, and support services, and thereby contribute to the good of society.
The IMHCA Board of Directors has unanimously and proudly supported the following statement.
professional counselors, we are called in this moment to our highest
ethical ideals and application of our bounty of knowledge as humans,
practitioners, educators, and researchers.
are challenging times for our black and brown siblings across the
nation and across our state. We are experiencing two pandemics
simultaneously: COVID-19 and Systemic Racism.
Our hearts go out to all our black and brown siblingswho
have lost their lives and their surviving family members due to police
violence and health disparities. As a profession, we must stand against
these acts of social injustice and advocate for our black and brown siblingsacross the nation and globe.
We stand withICA,ACA,AMCD,SAIGE,CSJ,ACES,ASCAand
the plethora of professional counseling organizations that have
denounced police violence and the systemic and institutional racism
experienced by our black and brown siblings.