Mental Health news
Illinois poison center offers parents, caregivers suicide prevention resources.
The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office announces that 25 people graduated from the Will County problem solving courts in a ceremony at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet on Sept. 7.
North Central Behavioral Health Systems, located at 2960 Chartres St. in La Salle, has purchased the former St. Margaret’s Health Hygienic Institute building next door with plans offer more intensive mental health services.
A Sauk Valley Voices of Recovery Overdose Awareness event was held along the Dixon riverfront Thursday evening. The event allowed people to talk how overdosing and addiction had affected their lives and the lives of loved ones.
Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tuesday that chapters of FFA – the group once known as Future Farmers of America – will be eligible for $1,000 grants to fund mental health awareness programs in schools and rural communities
The Lake County Health Department is seeking passionate people to become Adult Mental Health First Aid USA instructors and help fight the stigma surrounding mental health.
Cheers and a standing ovation from a full house met this cast even before the finale ended.
The Certified Recovery Support Specialist program at the University of St. Francis lets program graduates use their lived experiences in mental health and substance abuse disorders to help others in their recovery.
Joliet Fire Department Deputy Chief John Stachelski said that, before the fire department started its mental health program, 10% to 15% of emergency medical services were mental health-based – and that percentage increased when substance abuse-related calls were added.
DuPage County Board members approved $7.75 million to help build a new crisis recovery center to address mental health needs.
Kelly Jensen is a writer for the popular website Book Riot, podcast host of “Hey YA!,” and editor of anthologies, including “(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health.”
Fire chief says program served more than 500 people in first six months.
Guest speaker will discuss “Big Feelings: How to Be OK When Things Are Not OK." It includes letting go of perfectionism.
Rosalind Wiseman is a bestselling author, one of whose books was the basis for the movie “Mean Girls.”
Teens today are struggling with their mental health. But the stigma surrounding mental health is lessening - and schools and students are part of the solution.