LaSalle, IL - North Central Behavioral Health Systems was the recipient of two grant extensions that will support expanded mental health and substance use services in Bureau County. The additional dollars will support the expansion of the Substance Use services to the Princeton area, including inside Saint Claire OSF Medical Center.
Choosing a Mental Health Service
Mental health illnesses are real, common, and often treatable. An estimated 1 in 5 American adults and children live will a diagnosable mental health illness in a given year, according to Mental Health America.
Where to find help depends on certain factors like age and the type of illness or symptoms experienced, but help is available. Here are some things to keep in mind when searching for mental health treatment:
Each year, millions of Americans live with a mental illness. The negative attitudes toward mental health often prevent or delay individuals from seeking treatment and receiving help for their disorders.
What is Mental Health Awareness Month?
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The observation started in 1949 as a movement to raise awareness about mental health and help reduce the stigma that still affects individuals living with a mental health issue or issues.
People who grew up lacking or currently lack fundamental mental health care can find inspiration from people like Behavioral Health Counselor Corrinna Markland-Pickel, who truly care about helping those in need. We were able to ask Corrinna a few questions about her experiences she shared in the Circles of Life article recently featured in the Canton Chamber Courier.