About Robert Young Center
The Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963 allowed for the planning, staffing and construction of Comprehensive Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) across America. By the time this funding was halted in 1980, more than 800 such CMHC's had been developed throughout the United States.
Robert Young Center was the first CMHC in Illinois as well as the first hospital-based CMHC in either Illinois or Iowa. Despite the national movement toward integration of behavioral health services and primary health care, it is extremely rare to come across hospitals that include a community mental health center as part of its corporate configuration (less than 1%).
Throughout its history, Robert Young Center has been a major contributor to quality mental health services in the Quad City and Muscatine regions.
Biography of the Actor Robert Young
Robert Young, an American actor, is best known for his television roles in "Father Knows Best" and "Marcus Welby, M.D." Throughout his 60-year career, Young had supporting roles in more than 100 films.
In his later years, Young revealed that his public image was a direct contrast to his private life, which included a 30-year battle with alcoholism and depression. After discovering he was suffering from a chemical imbalance, Young began to speak publicly about the issues and problems related to alcohol and depression, and his personal struggles.
The Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health, an affiliate of UnityPoint Health – Trinity, is a comprehensive community mental health center named after Young for his work with the passage of the 708 Illinois Tax Referendum.