In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, Sept 6-12, the National Council has re-released the 2012 issue of their magazine, “Suicide Prevention: Not Another Life to Lose” which features articles on national milestones in suicide prevention, special populations, stories of courage and hope, and more.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.

http://health.mcleancountyil.gov/

Phone: (309) 888-5450

Since 1946, the McLean County Health Department has worked to protect the health and wellness of McLean County residents. The department serves the largest geographic county in Illinois, with more than 165,000 residents.  The McLean County Heath Department provides funding for the Center’s Medical and Crisis Programs.

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. The United Way of McLean County provides funding for the Center’s Medical, Outreach Counseling, and Transitional Apartment programs.

Resources

http://www.pathcrisis.org/

Phone: (309) 827-4005 or 2-1-1

Our agency began in 1971 and has grown as a community resource people turn to when they are seeking help in human services.

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing growing membership of more than 36,000 psychiatrists.

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.

The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations.