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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is May 10. To shed light on mental health conditions among youth, the Lake County System of Care for Families is hosting two free public events titled “Ending the Silence,” presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Lake County. Youth ages 13-18, caregivers, and adults who work with youth are invited to attend to learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if they or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.
NAMI Ending the Silence presentations will be held on two dates:
One in five children in the U.S. experience a mental health condition each year. Through this program we hope to raise awareness of these issues and to remind youth and their families that help is available right here in Lake County.
NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include a lead presenter who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic, and through dialogue, help grow the movement to end stigma.
For more information, contact Lake County System of Care for Families at (847) 377-8953.
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About Lake County System of Care for Families:
Lake County System of Care for Families provides support for youth with mental health challenges and their families. The program creates meaningful partnerships in Lake County, Illinois to enhance the effectiveness and accessibility of community-based services. Services include therapy using evidence-based models, trauma treatment, family resource developers, psychiatric evaluation and medical monitoring, community training by health educators, and more. Lake County System of Care for Families is a SAMHSA grant-funded project of the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center.
About NAMI Lake County: NAMI Lake County is a non-profit, self-help organization of families, friends, users of mental health services, and professionals, dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons affected by neurobiological brain disorders (commonly known as mental illnesses). NAMI Lake County Illinois is affiliated with NAMI National and NAMI Illinois, giving its members support, education and advocacy at the local, state and national levels. For more information, visit NAMI Lake County’s website, http://namilake-il.org.