September 1, 2020
Fall is generally thought of as a time for new beginnings…
We are on the cusp of our Fall season, which is generally thought of as a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, with holidays to look forward to and a change of climate to adjust to. But for many of us, the joy that can come with Fall seems suppressed, and life feels unsettling and, for the most part, out of our control.more » Read More
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What goals would you like to accomplish? These are a couple of questions some people ask themselves often but never seem to really answer.
Recently I read a book titled “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. It deals with the natural laws of the universe by believing in yourself and what you can accomplish just by staying positive and focused. We can change our lives with gratitude.more » Read More
A law passed last year aimed at boosting mental health services and awareness at Illinois’ public universities and community colleges still hasn’t received any of the funding schools say they need to bring the law to life.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, mental health advocates say the money is crucial to helping colleges address gaps in services at a time when counseling and resources have quickly shifted online and students are facing increased isolation,more » Read More
Rural Resilience is a new online course designed to make mental health care more accessible for farmers and rural communities in the United States.
Created by both the Michigan and Illinois State University Extension Programs, the Rural Resilience curriculum helps participants learn to recognize signs of stress, identify effective coping strategies, respond to suicidal behavior, and connect with appropriate resources.more » Read More
Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country are raising awareness and educating about mental illness warning signs and symptoms.more » Read More