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Posted 05/07/2017 - Grief inescapable part of growing old. Read this incredibly insightful article by Vince Hatt in the La Crosse Tribune about life, death, aging, and grief. Read the article HERE...
Posted 03/12/2017 - Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy on the Weight of Mental Illness. Read the article in the New York Times about Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy, as they talk about mental illness and personal struggles. Read the article HERE...
Posted 02/13/2017 - 'We All' Struggle with Mental Health at Times, Says Prince William. Read the article on MSN. "Mental health was the great taboo. If you were anxious, it’s because you were weak," the royal dad of two said at the Guild of Health Writers event. Prince William, his brother Prince Harry, and Princess Kate have made a commitment to put mental health at the forefront of their public work. Read the article HERE...
Posted 01/11/2017 - Drop in County Suicides Attributed to Activism, Surge in Hope. Read the article in the La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse County Medical Examiner Tim Candahl and Viterbo University Psychology Professor Debra Murray share their views on how trends are looking positive for 2017. Read the article HERE...
Posted 12/28/2016 - Star Wars actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at 60. Read the article in the La Crosse Tribune. In this candid view of Carrie's life, reporters talks about her long battle with addiction and mental illness and what she did to overcome adversity in the Hollywood environment. Read the article HERE...
The next Information Exchange Meeting will be on Thursday October 26, 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 AM at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse. The topic of this meeting is The Intersection of Mental Health and Homelessness. The Homelessness Collaborative and other agencies will discuss the opportunities for maintaining engagement and meeting the mental health needs of individuals with emergency housing needs. Please RSVP HERE. Hope to see you there!
Please join us for Community Conversations: Better Together on October 18th, 2017 at English Lutheran Church with speakers Heather Quackenboss and Diana DiazGranados. The event goes from 12:00 - 1:00 PM, and a box lunch is served (free will offering for the lunch). These monthly community conversations are sponsored by the Interfaith Leaders’ Coalition and hosted by English Lutheran Church. The theme for this conversation is "Better Together." It is a collaborative community project to improve behavioral health in our community. Over the last year, Better Together has created a 4-strategy plan to improve resilience and social connectedness in youth, increase the capacity of informal supports, improve system integration, and improve awareness and attitudes about mental wellness. Click HERE to register. Registration is appreciated to plan for materials and lunch. View the PDF flier HERE. Future dates for Community Conversations are posted HERE. For more information please visit the Interfaith Leaders website HERE.
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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 and without judgment. That is our vision."