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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...
Please join us for the next NAMI Educational Session (National Alliance on Mental Illness) on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 7:00 PM, at the First Congregational Church, 2503 Main Street, La Crosse WI. Jill Gustafson, RN at Gundersen Health System will be presenting on How Mental Health and Addiction Coincide, with possible reasons why this may happen, interventions that can be used from an addiction standpoint, and how families can cope with a loved one suffering from these co-occurring disorders. For more information, please contact Matt Strittmater, Integrated Support & Recovery Services Manager, La Crosse County Human Services. Phone 608-785-6156. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Events are posted on the NAMI website: https://namilacrossecounty.org
Western Technical College is proud to host two free workshops focused on Retention Strategies for Entry-level Employees. It will address the intersection of poverty issues and employee performance. Ruth Weirich will be facilitating. She is a compelling and engaging story-teller. For businesses, the event is on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, 7:30 to 10:30 am at Western Technical College, Lunda Center. Complimentary breakfast will be served. For service providers, the event is on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11 am – 2:00 pm at Western Technical College, Lunda Center. Lunch is open. Register HERE. See the PDF fliers HERE and HERE.
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