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Office of Children’s Mental Health Focuses on Improving Quality of Life for LGBT Youth

Office of Children’s Mental Health Director Linda Hall today announces the publication of a new fact sheet, Improving Quality of Life for LGBT Youth, and details what our communities, schools, parents, and policymakers can do to make a difference. Highlights  Compared to the general population, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) youth experience higher rates […]

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Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes FDA Approval of Aducanumab

On behalf of those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association enthusiastically welcomes today’s historic FDA approval of aducanumab (Biogen/Eisai) for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. “This approval is a victory for people living with Alzheimer’s and their families,” said Harry Johns, Alzheimer’s Association president and chief executive officer. “This is the first FDA-approved drug that […]

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Is Your Home Healthy?

Increased time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic means many Wisconsin families have been exposed to more health hazards due to unsafe housing conditions, including lead paint, radon, asthma triggers, secondhand smoke, or mold, according to the Department of Health Services. “For too many families in Wisconsin, home is not always the healthy haven that […]

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Medical College of Wisconsin Veteran Outreach Program Helps Prevent Suicide with Firearm Safety Initiative

The Captain John D. Mason Veteran Peer Outreach Program, on behalf of the Southeastern Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Taskforce and BeThereWis.com, is bringing the Gun Shop Project and Safe Storage Program to local communities across Wisconsin. The program, developed by Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County, works with Wisconsingun shops and ranges to provide two levels of […]

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Compassionate Peer Support and Training, LLC offers help to people battling mental health issues

Co-support group facilitators Lynelle Saunders and Luann Simpson experienced first-hand the power of peer support. After many years working with and supporting people with mental illness their passion for making peer support services available to everyone led them to open Compassionate Peer Support and Training, LLC. Compassionate Peer Support and Training (CPSAT) is dedicated to […]

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Need help finding mental health, food or shelter resources? Here’s how

https://youtu.be/FteRDvZLMFg Times are tough, but they don’t have to be. Racine County Eye is kicking off a twice-a-month video series called Racine County Speaks, a program about organizations that help. In our first episode, Hollie White, the project coordinator for Improving Children’s Mental Health Through School and Community, talks about how Racine County Eye residents […]

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At Work with a Mental Health Disability

Society’s Assets is proud to join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and many other organizations in celebrating the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. To raise awareness about disability employment issues, Tricia Lewis, Director of Independent Living Services at Society’s Assets, shares her story. “I am a person […]

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Immunizations Near Me

The Racine Health Department is not offering immunizations at this time. The Healthcare Network of Racine has yet to resume vaccine administration. All services that require an appointment at the Central Racine County Health Department, including immunizations are not currently taking place. These closures are due to COVID-19. Staying up-to-date on immunizations is important. There […]