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COVID-19As we are faced with the unprecedented COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, North Central Behavioral Health Systems’ offices continue to remain open as we maintain our mission of providing mental health and substance use services to our communities.  However, the risks of COVID-19 necessitate that we now utilize alternative methods of service delivery in order to limit exposure to

COVID-19Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children

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Stress and Coping

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

NCBHS in the News

Wellness Fair held in observance of Mental Health Awareness Week

Star Courier

Spoon River College sponsored a Wellness Fair on Oct. 8 at the Canton Campus in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week Oct. 6-10.

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Arukah, area wins major mental health grant Princeton institute brings together partners from community to help others

The Newstribune

Arukah Institute of Healing Inc. recently was chosen as one of 25 rural healthcare organizations across the nation, and the only organization in the State of Illinois, to receive a Rural Health Network Development Planning grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The purpose of the grant is to promote the planning and development of integrated healthcare networks; to expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and to strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

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Area Treatment Programs Team Up

The Ottawa Times

North Central Behavioral Health Systems and Chestnut Health Systems have reached an agreement to link their services together in order to provide better access.

Read more: The Ottawa Times