Posted inCommunity, Health, Non-Profits

Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources available at NAMI Racine County

RACINE — This month, Racine County has recognized the importance of promoting mental health awareness, reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and removing barriers to access to mental health support. In doing so, this month has been named Mental Health Awareness Month. Since 1949 this has been a way to draw attention to various […]

Posted inOpinion

Letter to the Editor: Mental Health Month and Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week

Dear Editor, Racine is participating in a nationwide effort to recognize May as Mental Health Month as well as Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week, May 7 -13. During Children’s Mental Health Acceptance Week and for the remainder of May, we will focus on the importance of this shift from awareness to acceptance. We hope these […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

Racine County Executive highlights progress in State of the County Address

Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave delivered his ninth State of the County address on Tuesday night, highlighting the county’s progress over the past year and announcing new initiatives to address critical challenges. Delagrave began his address by touting the county’s economic success, pointing to the recent approval of a $1 billion investment from Microsoft as […]

Posted inNonprofit (free)

Mental Health Services Informational Panel set for May 11

RACINE COUNTY — An exclusive Mental Health Awareness Month event is being presented by NAMI Racine County. On this panel, we will have representatives of the Racine County Public Health Department, Behavioral Health Department, and Children’s Wisconsin to talk about services available throughout the county, how they function, and how to access them. Please join […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Convicted felon facing 10 years in prison for threatening to kill people

RACINE, WI — A convicted felon was arrested on Monday, May 1, after he threatened to kill people while having a mental breakdown. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged Joshua Brandies, 34, with one count of felony possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted of the charge, Brandies faces up to 10 […]

Posted inBreaking, Government, Local news

State lawmakers near deal to increase state shared revenue to Racine County communities

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave were part of a press conference on Thursday, April 27, to announce that state lawmakers are close to a deal that would return millions of dollars to Racine County communities through a 10% increase in state shared revenue. “We will have a greater ability to fund services that […]

Posted inCommunity, Health, Life, Non-Profits, Parenting

The impact of toxic stress on youth mental health and 4 ways to reduce it

The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) recently released information on toxic stress and its impact on youth and their mental health. STOCK IMAGE Stress is unavoidable and is experienced by all. However, some individuals experience stress that is more than a daily nuisance, which is known as toxic stress. Issues like poverty, discrimination, […]

Posted inGovernment, Health, Local news, Politics

Republican-led committee votes 6-4 to allow anti-gay conversion therapy practices

by Baylor Spears, Wisconsin ExaminerJanuary 13, 2023 Republicans on an administrative rules committee blocked for a second time Thursday an examining board’s prohibition on the practice of conversion therapy — a discredited form of therapy that involves attempting to convince LGBTQ people to change their sexual orientation and/or gender identity — by licensed counselors, therapists […]

Posted inCommunity, Health, Non-Profits

10 ways to manage mental health during the holidays

Talking about mental health has become less stigmatized, especially since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stress, anxiety and depression are something no one wants to experience during the holidays. However, far too often, the symptoms of these conditions overwhelm people. The holidays can be difficult due to financial troubles, the loss of loved ones, […]

Posted inCelebrations, Community

Veterans Day Spotlight: Zientek sheds light on mental health through his new business

This Veterans Day, the Racine County Eye is proud to honor local veterans who have made an impact in our community. Jimmy Zientek, a United States Air Force Veteran, is no stranger to mental illness. Through his newly-founded business, Show Us Your Meats BBQ, this local veteran is focused on starting a conversation about mental […]

Posted inCelebrations, Community

Veterans Day Spotlight: Slater raises awareness about the military’s impact and life after serving

This Veterans Day, a Racine local is choosing to share his story, as a veteran, in hopes to highlight how the military impacts service members. Christopher Slater, a former sergeant in the Marine Corps, served from 2011 to 2016. Prior to serving, Slater graduated from Washington Park High School in Racine. He dropped everything he […]

Posted inCommunity, Employment, Finances, Government, Health, Health and Fitness, Home, Life, Non-Profits, Parenting, Police and fire, Schools

Racine County Community Resource Directory

The Racine County Eye has compiled a helpful Community Resource Directory to provide assistance when someone is in need of available resources. This directory contains resources such as emergency resources, abuse resources, advocacy support, consumer needs, education, employment help, food resources, financial assistance, healthcare, housing, parenting, mental health, transportation, and veteran services. Racine County is […]

Posted inCommunity, Events, Health, Non-Profits

Ending the Silence: NAMI and United Way host virtual event to destigmatize mental illness on May 10

RACINE – NAMI Racine County, together with United Way Racine County, are hosting Ending the Silence, a virtual event designed to destigmatize mental illness. Prepared especially for Mental Health Awareness Month, this event will be held on May 10, from noon until 1 p.m. This event is interactive and open to the public. There will […]

Posted inCommunity, Health, Local news, Non-Profits, Parenting

Children’s Wisconsin Opens State’s First Walk-In Mental Health Clinic

MILWAUKEE – Children’s Wisconsin on Tuesday announced the opening of the Craig Yabuki Mental Health Walk-in Clinic, 8915 W. Connell Court, Milwaukee, the first facility of its kind in the state. The clinic’s licensed therapists, social workers, and clinic assistants are available to see patients from 3 to 9:30 p.m. through this Friday. The clinic […]

%d bloggers like this: