May is Mental Health Awareness Month

For more than 50 years, Mental Health Awareness Month has helped improve the health and lives of millions of Americans. This year, we want even more people to know that caring for their minds as well as their bodies helps keep them productive, healthy and happy in all aspects of life: at work, at home and at school.

The Project CARE (Community Action Response Endeavor), Suicide Prevention Committee of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties was formed in 2001 in response to the area’s alarmingly high suicide rate. Comprised of representatives from several area organizations, it joins each May with the efforts of the National Mental Health Association to raise awareness of issues related to mental health.

For more information about Project CARE, contact Jackie Haas, executive director of the Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health and co-coordinator of Project CARE, at 939-3543.

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To learn more about National Mental Health Awareness Month or specific mental health disorders, visit:


A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
189 E. Court Street, Suite 403
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: 815.936.4606
Fax: 815.933.2314