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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 inCommunity, Local news, Non-Profits, Schools

Burlington High School, NAMI to host ‘Ending the Silence,’ a suicide prevention presentation on March 2

BURLINGTON — Burlington High School (BHS) is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on March 2 to host “Ending the Silence,” a presentation on suicide prevention. NAMI Racine County NAMI Racine County provides education, skills training, and support for youth who have a mental illness or are experiencing mental health challenges. These […]

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Man charged with striking elderly relative with meat cleaver

RACINE — A 44-year-old man with a history of mental illness is facing several years in prison after he allegedly struck an elderly relative in the face with a meat cleaver. Santiago Marroquin, of Racine, was charged Monday, Nov. 28, in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of abusing an elderly person and […]

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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 […]

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NAMI Racine Offers Various Mental Health Services

NAMI Racine County is a local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). They seek to improve the quality of life of all individuals affected by mental illness and to promote recovery. NAMI Racine County focuses on three areas that offer reform, health and hope to our community: Advocacy, Education and Support. They […]

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3 Great Tips to Help Maintain Your Mental Health During the Holidays

Let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful. You might feel anxious about attending a work party this time of year. Perhaps the thought of opening gifts without a certain loved one is causing you to feel overwhelmed. If you are someone who struggles with disordered eating, family dinners might trigger unwanted behaviors. Financial stress […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

Observer In-Depth: Focusing on the aspects unseen

Dr. Dominique Pritchett cuts the ribbon on her new practice, Beloved Wellness Center, located at 3530 30th Ave. The practice is located on the second floor of the building in Suite 207. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. Editor’s Note: At times, I encounter topics and fields of study that I find to be important […]

Posted inBusiness Spotlight

Business Spotlight: Compassionate Peer Support and Training, LLC

Are you feeling blue because of COVID-19? This global pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways, including our mental health. Even if you may be managing, someone in your life might be experiencing a mental health challenge. Everyone has their own journey with mental health and a new business in town is shedding light […]

Posted inCommunity, Health, Local news

Mental Health Awareness Week

NAMI of Racine County and the Racine Friendship Clubhouse honor Mental Health Awareness week. They are doing so by planning a week full of events. Mental Health Awareness Week is Oct. 5 to 9. Celebrating Mental Illness Awareness NAMI of Racine County provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected […]

Posted inPolice and fire

Police: Mentally Ill Woman Charged with Domestic Abuse

A 37-year-old woman is facing domestic abuse battery charges after Caledonia police say she attacked a relative while she was drunk. Allison Wisniewski was charged Friday by the Racine County District Attorney’s office with one misdemeanor charge each of battery and disorderly conduct, both with domestic abuse qualifiers. If convicted, she faces up to a […]

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DA: Caledonia Man Set Basement Carpet On Fire

A Caledonia man was charged Wednesday with arson after he set the basement carpet floor on fire, according to a complaint filed by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. Todd Flashinski, 38, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with arson of a building, attempted battery of a peace officer, disorderly conduct – domestic abuse, resisting an […]

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