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.
here for more mental health care and counseling
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