Local Stigma Busters
Posted 03/31/2016 - It Takes a Village to Boost Mental Health. Mike Tighe opens up and talks about his personal experiences with severe depression, and what he did to overcome it with courage and inspiration. Read the article HERE...
Posted 03/26/2016 - Blunt obituary told the painful truth about Duluth sister's suicide. As told by Eleni Pinnow, even in the midst of consuming depression, Eleni's sister Aletha tried to protect her from the full horror of her suicide. Eleni tells a candid story about what happened, hoping that others will choose life. Read the article HERE...
Posted 01/13/2016 - UW-La Crosse Green Bandana Project. Florescent green bandanas are popping up on backpacks across campus. It’s no new fashion trend – it’s an effort by UWL sophomore and Active Minds president Haley Ingersoll to make campus a more conducive environment for talking about mental health. Read the article and see the videos HERE...
Posted 11/09/2015 - U of M Student Wants to Add to School's Mental Health Resources. Doctors at the University of Minnesota say they saw more than 19,000 students last year for mental health issues, mostly depression and anxiety. Now, one student, whose college career came to a grinding halt because of his mental illness, is trying to help others through fraternities and sororities on campus. Read the article and see the video HERE...
Announcements and News
Posted 05/17/2016 - Please join La Crosse County Integrated Support and Recovery Services for the 5th Annual Community Walk for Mental Health Awareness
in support of individuals affected by mental health issues. The event takes place on Thursday May 26, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. See the PDF flier HERE... and Program Details HERE...
Posted 05/17/2016 - Join us for the presentation FROM TRAUMA TO RESILIENCE: Fostering Hope through Trauma-Informed Care on August 29, 2016. Registration: 8-8:30 a.m. Training: 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Gundersen Onalaska Clinic, Education Training Room (lower level). For more information contact Lacie Ketelhut at email@example.com
or 608-775-4891. View the PDF flier. Visit http://gundersenhealth.org/ncptc
Posted 05/12/205 - Congratulations to Therese Roellich-Bernadot for being the recipient of the 2016 Shining Star award, and to Steve Helgeson, La Cross County Sheriff for being honored as Outstanding Community Advocate! View the press release and slide show HERE...
Posted 05/12/2016 - Can We End Homelessness? Being the change.
Join the Franciscan Sisters in convening the La Crosse Community Dialogue on Ending Homelessness with Erin Healy, National Advocate and Consultant on collaborative efforts to prevent and end homelessness. The La Crosse Area has formed coalitions and created programs that shelter, feed, and assist our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. But, what if there were a way to end chronic homelessness and the suffering it causes? What if this could be done while preventing families from having homelessness being part of their future? This event is on Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:00-11:00 AM, Assisi Room, St. Rose Convent, 701 Franciscan Way, La Crosse, WI. See the PDF flier HERE...
Posted 05/06/2016 - Don't miss the next MHC Information Exchange Meeting! Presentation Topic: Getting Past the Jargon of Trauma Informed Care. Thursday May 12, 2016, 7:30-9:00 AM at the Franciscan Spirituality Center. MHC invites you to join us in exploring how our community is embracing, utilizing and evolving with evidenced based Trauma Informed Care. We will briefly review the main concept behind Trauma Informed Care, and provide some resource suggestions. Our main focus will be hearing from our guest panelists about what works, what TIC is contributing to the community, what the limitations are, and what we can do for next steps. Panel Guests include Joel Rooney, Psy. D., Integrated Support and Recovery Services La Crosse County Human Services; Regina Siegel, Director of Pupil Services & Learning Supports, School District of La Crosse; and Lacie Ketelhut, Program Coordinator at Center for Effective Discipline, Gundersen Nation Child Protection Training Center.
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"Imagine a community that is unafraid of mental illness. Imagine a place where a conversation about it is met with compassion, without whispering. That is our vision."