"CURE STIGMA" is a Goal for This Year's Mental Health Awareness Week

"CURE STIGMA" is a Goal for This Year's Mental Health Awareness Week

NAMI video describes “stigma” as a “contagious, toxic disease"

Mental illness is an illness of a PART of the body, the BRAIN.
Will County Health Department's Dr. Joseph Troiani Participates in Opioid Epidemic Forum in Braidwood

Will County Health Department's Dr. Joseph Troiani Participates in Opioid Epidemic Forum in Braidwood

August 2nd Event Hosted by Congressman Adam Kinzinger

Numerous Will County Officials also Attended
Health Department Once Again at Catholic Charities Back to School Fair on Aug 2nd

Health Department Once Again at Catholic Charities Back to School Fair on Aug 2nd

Behavioral Health and Family Health Services Divisions Participating

Each child will receive a packet with donated school supplies.
Sad to Say: We May be in for a Long Term Suicide Watch

Sad to Say: We May be in for a Long Term Suicide Watch

Those Struggling Must be Taken Seriously, Not Ignored

Self-medication with alcohol and substance use can make situations worse.
Recall of Cut Melons Linked to Caito Foods Distributor in Indianapolis

Recall of Cut Melons Linked to Caito Foods Distributor in Indianapolis

Product Distributed to eight states, five with sickness

Includes mixed fruit that contains melon chunks.
Children's Mental Health: Always More Complicated Due to Technology, Economy, Social Media

Children's Mental Health: Always More Complicated Due to Technology, Economy, Social Media

ACES, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Must be Recognized and Treated

Can include physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, neglect, and more.
Severe Bleeding Cases, Deaths, from Synthetic Drugs Show Danger of Store Bought Products

Severe Bleeding Cases, Deaths, from Synthetic Drugs Show Danger of Store Bought Products

Spice, K2, Bliss among Common Names Used

There have now been over 100 reported cases in Illinois, along with two reported deaths.
New Health Department Conflict Resolution Sessions Help Youngsters Open Up

New Health Department Conflict Resolution Sessions Help Youngsters Open Up

Group Sessions on Additional Topics Planned for This Year

Interns created a 10-week program schedule of one hour long sessions.
After Holiday Blues Could be a Sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder

After Holiday Blues Could be a Sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Special Caution Needed Concerning Seniors

SAD can be especially dangerous for seniors who are already struggling with loneliness.
MAPP Led Cooperation Leads to Behavioral Hospital Groundbreaking

MAPP Led Cooperation Leads to Behavioral Hospital Groundbreaking

100-Bed Structure on Silver Cross Campus Set to Open in Early 2019

A partnership between Silver Cross and US Health Vest to build a new 100-bed behavioral health facility, Silver Oaks Hospital, is now in progress.
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