BBHW News Archive

Here you will find a growing repository of stories from BBHW
Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Despite the vast number of those who suffer from it, the stigma and...

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LGBTQ plus Support Group

LGBTQ plus Support Group

This counseling and support group is designed to create an open and safe space for members of the LGBTQ community to share their experience, strength and hope, that they may help one another to overcome the challenges of the world around them. Come join us in this fun, informative and healing group. All are welcome. Call: 888-261-2178 or email: help@barringtonbhw.com

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Health Psychology for Chronic Illness

Health Psychology for Chronic Illness

Living with chronic illness takes a toll on a person physically, mentally and emotionally. Whether one has been living with chronic illness for some time, or has been recently diagnosed, life can become overwhelming. If you are, or someone you know is, struggling with, or recently diagnosed with, a chronic illness, we at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness can help. Phone: 1-888-261-2178 Email: help@barringtonbhw.com

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Elderwerks Senior Fair 2019

Elderwerks Senior Fair 2019

  Elderwerks Education and Resource FairPlease Join Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness in the resource area as they support the annual Elderwerks Education and Resource FairThis year's fair is themed, 'Planning to and Through Retirement' and is being...

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One Phone – Three Locations!

One Phone – Three Locations!

One Phone - Three Locations! As we near those 'lazy hazy days of summer' we, at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness, have been busy moving our Barrington office and opening a new, corporate office, in Palatine, Illinois. BBHW's new corporate office in Palatine...

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When Mother’s Day is Painful

When Mother’s Day is Painful

While Mother’s Day is intended to honor and bless the most important women in our lives, for many it is a day that is filled with sadness, regret, anxiety, loneliness and grief. Here are some helpful and nurturing suggestions from Dr. Denise Casey, Founder and Director of Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness. Call us at 888-261-2178 or email to help@barringtonbhw.com

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New Barrington Office!

New Barrington Office!

Opening May 18, 2019! Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness is pleased to announce that we have a new location to serve you in Barrington. Saturday, May 18, 2019, is 'opening day' at our new location at 215 S. Northwest Highway in Barrington. The new BBHW...

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What’s 7 Minutes Away?

What’s 7 Minutes Away?

Welcome to Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness, Palatine. Conveniently located next to the Buehler YMCA, the Palatine offices are at: 1242 W Northwest, Hwy Entrance 6, Palatine, Illinois 60067. Call: 888-261-2178 to make an appointment today!

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Caregivers – Take Moments and Have No Regrets

Caregivers – Take Moments and Have No Regrets

Caregivers – Take Moments and Have No Regrets Dr. Denise Casey sits down with the BACOA (Barrington Area Council On Aging) and outlines ways to maintain your health while caregiving for an elderly person with Alzheimer’s or dementia. If you want help supporting your aging loved one, call Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness at, 888-261-2178 or email: help@barringtonbhw.com

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Budgeting for Next Year’s Holidays

Budgeting for Next Year’s Holidays

Budgeting for next year’s holiday spending. Follow these steps throughout the year to be prepared to spend what you need, when you need, and cover all your gift giving for next holiday season. Do you have problems saving money or spending too much? Think you may need help? Contact Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness at 888-261-2178

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World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day is on September 21st each year and 2018 marks the seventh year of World Alzheimer’s Month. If you know someone struggling with memory loss or dementia and have questions or concerns, contact us at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness at 888-261-2178 or email: help@barringtonbhw.com

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September is National Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month!

Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) in Celebrating the 29th Annual National Recovery Month. For more information contact us at help@barringtonbhw.com or call: 888-261-2178

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Teen Group: Stress Mastery

Teen Group: Stress Mastery

Is your teen stressed out? Overly anxious about this new school year? This time of year can create stress for many students. Start them off right with stress management skills in a fun and interactive group. Call email Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness to register for our Teen Stress Management Group: Phone: 888-261-2178 Email: help@barringtonbhw.com

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Elderwerks Fair – August 8, 2018

Elderwerks Fair – August 8, 2018

  Elderwerks Education and Resource Fair Please Join Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness in the resource area as they support the annual Elderwerks Education and Resource Fair This year's fair is themed, 'Planning to and Through Retirement' and is being...

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Questions About Bipolar Disorder

Questions About Bipolar Disorder

If you, or someone you know, suffers from mania, depression or bipolar episodes, there is help. Contact Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness to schedule a free consultation with one of our therapists. Call: 888-261-2178 or email help@barringtonbhw.com

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Mental Health Month 2018

Mental Health Month 2018

Throughout May, Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness is promoting Mental Health America’s program of #4Mind4Body. The 4Mind4Body campaign is meant to educate and inform individuals about how eating healthy foods, gut health, managing stress, exercising, and getting enough sleep can support your overall health. For more information, contact BBHW at 888-261-2178 or via email at: help@barringtonbhw.com

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Am I Drinking Too Much?

Am I Drinking Too Much?

Am I drinking too much? If you consume more than one or two alcoholic drinks a day, more than three days a week, you may have a drinking problem. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, contact us at 1-888-261-2178 or email us at help@barringtonbhw.com

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Affirmations that Work

Affirmations that Work

20 Positive Affirmations Can Change Your Life – The benefits of long term ‘work’ with positive affirmations can include improved self esteem, gratitude, logic functioning and the ability to maintain balance during the stress of daily life. If you think you could benefit from an ‘esteem boost’ try our 30 day challenge. Or, to learn more, call Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness at 888-261-2178.

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Effective Parenting Part 4

Effective Parenting Part 4

Dr. Vilija Ball concludes her four part series on Effective Parenting with ‘Encouraging Progress, Strengths, and Skills, no matter how small’. If you need help call 888-261-2178 or email: help@barringtonbhw.com

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Effective Parenting Part 3

Effective Parenting Part 3

Dr. Vilija Ball continues with her four part series on Effective Parenting with ‘Being Equipped – Using the “Three P’s” – Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance. If you need help call 888-261-2178 or email: help@barringtonbhw.com

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Problem Gambling Month

Problem Gambling Month

March is National Problem Gambling Month! Do you, or someone you know, have a hard time not gambling? Answer these questions and find out if you may need help! Callie Weinberg is a certified Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor and can help! Call 888-261-2178 or email help@barringtonbhw.com today!

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Effective Parenting Part 1

Effective Parenting Part 1

How many times have you thought about how to become a more effective parent? If you need support for your parenting skills, call us at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness. Phone: 888-261-2178 or email help@barringtonbhw.com

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Mastering Anxiety

Mastering Anxiety

Anxiety and fear can be very real and debilitating to those who suffer with it. Come to our 10 week group sessions to learn how to identify and overcome anxiety. Call 888-261-2178 or email tylerbbhw@gmail.com to register

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Senior Booklet

Senior Booklet

Understanding Dementia One in three seniors in the U.S. will die with dementia or Alzheimer's Deaths from heart disease, breast and prostate cancer are all down yet deaths from Alzheimer's have increased steadily over the last two decades. We all know someone who is...

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Grieving Nika

Grieving Nika

It’s gonna be a hard road. It’s gonna take strength, grit and courage. Adapting to the loss of my beloved min-pin Nika. Therapists and counselors are not immune to experiencing loss and grief and neither am I. If you are suffering with loss and grief we can help. Call 888-261-2178 and come see us!

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Grief During the Holidays

Grief During the Holidays

Grief During the Holidays – Living Beyond Our Pain Points – The holiday season can be a sad and difficult time for those struggling with grief from personal loss. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with grief or loss contact us at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness. Phone: 888-261-2178 or email: help@barringtonbhw.com

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4th Annual McHenry Dementia Conference

4th Annual McHenry Dementia Conference

Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness will be exhibiting in the 4th Annual Dementia Conference Wednesday 10/11/2017 07:30 AM – 04:30 PM McHenry Country Club 820 N. John Street, McHenry, IL 60050 for more information contact BBHW at 888-261-2178

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What is Your Plan B?

What is Your Plan B?

Join Cori Moschberger of Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness as she presents for the Elderwerks Educational Services Series on Aging – October 5,2017 5 pm to 7 pm at The Solana Deer Park. Call Elderwerks at 847-462-0885 to register – 1 CEU available to professionals.

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How Can I Help…?!

How Can I Help…?!

Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness is pleased to participate in the panel discussion on Mental Health issues and what can be done to ease the impact on familes. For more information call Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness at 888-261-2178 or call NAMI Barrington Area at 847-496-1415 to register for this event.

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Suicide Prevention Week and Month

Suicide Prevention Week and Month

National Suicide Prevention Week and Month! Help Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it. For more information contact Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness at 888-261-2178.

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2017 National Recovery Month

2017 National Recovery Month

Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) in Celebrating the 27th Annual National Recovery Month. Each September National Recovery Month aims to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. For more information contact us at help@barringtonbhw.com or call: 888-261-2178

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One Voice – Call to Action

One Voice – Call to Action

Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness will be hosting a booth in the ‘One Voice – Call to Action’ on Opioid and Heroin Addiction, Friday, August 18, 2017 at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois. For information call: 888-261-2178

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International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day

Join Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness, the Lake County Opioid Initiative and Live 4 Lali in supporting the International Overdose Awareness Day August 31, 2017. For more information call BBHW at: 888-261-2178

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Back Into the Swing of School

Back Into the Swing of School

Getting Back into the Swing of School – Some kids love going back to school and some, not so much. Dr. Genevieve Nehrt gives us some helpful tips to make getting back into the swing of school easier and fun for all. Call Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness at 888-261-2178.

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Summertime Boredom!

Summertime Boredom!

How To Deal With Summer Boredom – Kids bored? Worried they’re spending too much time on electronic devices? Learn how to keep your children occupied during the summer break – Call Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness at 888-261-2178 to find out today! Written by Dr. Genevieve Nehrt

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Women and C-PTSD

Women and C-PTSD

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). Not just for war anymore! PTSD affects twice as many women as men and it’s based in long term exposure to trauma. For more information read this post or contact BBHW at 888-261-2178 today!

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Finding Love Online

Finding Love Online

Finding Love Online! In our non-stop world finding your soulmate is difficult and increasingly we search online. BBHW’s Christeen Noonan LCPC, CADC, gives some tips from experience! If you’re struggling in a relationship, we can help with that too – call 888-261-2178 to speak with someone today!

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PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Month – Help Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness support the National Center for PTSD spread the word about the treatment and relief those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Call us today at 888-261-2178, we can help!

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May is Mental Health Month!

May is Mental Health Month!

Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness supports ‘May is Mental Health Month’! Since 1949, Mental Health America has brought awareness to millions who suffer from, or care give, those with mental illness.

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Gifts of the Season

Gifts of the Season

Gifts at the Holidays – Dr. Casey discusses those gifts that are truly precious and irreplaceable during the holidays. All of us at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness wish you a joyous holiday season with peace & cheer in the New Year!

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Marriage Is Not Easy

Marriage Is Not Easy

J. Christopher Pickett, M. Div., MA, CADC, LCPC J. Christopher Pickett, M. Div., MA, CADC, LCPC Chris Pickett discusses some of the underpinnings of marital challenges and difficulties and how he, and the therapists at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness, can...

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Calming The Storm

Calming The Storm

Bob Zima, LCPC, will be leading the 8 week Anger Healing Group Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness, 400 East Main Street, Barrington, Illinois 60010 call to register: 888-261-2178

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Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout

November 17th is YOUR Quit Day! Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event. Encourage someone you know to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and...

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More Forgetful?

More Forgetful?

Dr. Jennifer Wilson-Binotti Discuses the signs and circumstances that may dictate the need for a neuropsychologic assessment in order to determine early onset dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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27th Annual McHenry Soberfest

27th Annual McHenry Soberfest

Join Dr. Denise Casey Saturday, November 19, 2016, at McHenry Soberfest 2016 as she presents on the benefits of hypnosis and meditation in the recovery process regardless of addiction or behavior.

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National Recovery Month 2016

National Recovery Month 2016

Celebrate National Recovery Month! National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live...

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Back To School Basics

Back To School Basics

5 Tips for Getting Back On Track For School This summer has been a blast, with good weather and tons of fun with the kids. But as you turn the pages in your calendar you realize that school is right around the corner. And like most of us, summer fun has put our normal...

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Barrington Chamber Network Scramble!

Barrington Chamber Network Scramble!

Barrington Chamber Luncheon If you're new to the local Barrington business scene and are looking to network, don't miss a great opportunity on September 21, 2016. The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 'Network to Success Scramble Luncheon' at...

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Reminder: Elderwerks Senior Fair

Reminder: Elderwerks Senior Fair

Annual Senior Fair at McHenry County College Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness as they help host the annual Senior Fair at McHenry County College. Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness will be hosting a resource booth in the exhibits area providing...

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Elderwerks Education and Resource Senior Fair

Elderwerks Education and Resource Senior Fair

Annual Senior Fair at McHenry County College Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness as they help host the annual Senior Fair at McHenry County College. Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness will be hosting a resource booth in the exhibits area providing...

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Stress Management and Mindfulness

Stress Management and Mindfulness

Stress Reduction - Living in the Moment! We live busy lives in a chaotic world. Our minds are bombarded with images and information, our schedules are stretched beyond our capacity and the list of things to do never ends. We are tired, stressed and depleted. The cost...

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Stress Management Workshop

Stress Management Workshop

Stress Management Workshop   Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness is pleased to offer a workshop on Stress Management and Mindfulness on Saturday, August 6, 2016. This workshop event is hosted by Christ Lutheran Church in Palatine Illinois. The event...

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Sister Hope!

Sister Hope!

Tonight : 'Sister Hope' Women's Divorce Recovery! Divorce is not something any of us aspire to. But life happens and relationships don't turn out the way we want or expect. "Uncoupling" is a confusing process and grieving the "dream" is often more painful than letting...

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BBHW Ribbon Cutting!

BBHW Ribbon Cutting!

BBHW Welcomed by Chamber April 14, 2016 saw the Grand Opening of Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness location at 400 East Main Street, Barrington, Illinois. The event was co-sponsored by Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness and the Barrington Area...

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Divorce Recovery Group

Divorce Recovery Group

Women's Divorce Recovery - 'Sister Hope' Divorce is not something any of us aspire to. But life happens and relationships don't turn out the way we want or expect. "Uncoupling" is a confusing process and grieving the "dream" is often more painful than letting go of...

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Introducing Seniors to Therapy

Introducing Seniors to Therapy

Introducing Seniors to Therapy If you're like me you have people in your life that could benefit from therapy but you are uncertain as to how to approach this topic with them. If this person is a senior citizen this can be even more challenging due to the stigma...

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Wine & Cheese Reception

Wine & Cheese Reception

Join Us for an Evening of Networking! Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness invites you to join them for an evening of networking, wine, cheese and crudites as we are welcomed by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce! Thursday, April 14th, 2016 5:00 pm to 7:00...

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Making Memories

Making Memories

Making Memories Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy ~Milton Erickson~ How do we go through life? Conscious or dazed? Do we live "on purpose or in reaction to it?" I have learned the value of "making life memories happen". My...

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The Power of Intention

The Power of Intention

The New Year is an excellent time for review of where we have been and where we are headed.Often we set goals which can set us up to feel like we failed within the first 4 to 6 weeks of the new year. Goals are like rules we set for ourselves and we are...

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BBHW and Sunrise Senior Living

BBHW and Sunrise Senior Living

Professional Panel Discussion on Aging Cori Moschberger, MSW, LCSW, will be participating in a professional panel discussion on aging hosted by Sunrise Senior Living in Barrington, Illinois on November 5, 2015. This two hour informative discussion will focus on the...

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Kiva Professional Workshop Series

Kiva Professional Workshop Series

Hypnosis: The Mind and Body Connection Join Dr. Denise Casey on November 13, 2015 at Kiva Recovery in Vernon Hills as she explores the mind and body connection and how hypnosis can facilitate removing the barriers to recovery when this connection is made. Dr. Casey...

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Great Barrington Area Tastefest 2015

Great Barrington Area Tastefest 2015

Barrington Chamber TasteFest!   Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness as we help sponsor the 2015 Great Barrington Tastefest! The annual event is hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and includes Chamber businesses, local restaurants, spirit...

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Pastoral Care and Ministry

Pastoral Care and Ministry

Pastoral Care and Ministry with Veterans Symposium Join us for a six-hour symposium to inspire, energize, focus, and educate on ministering to veterans and their families amongst us. At this symposium you will be introduced to: military culture and issues invisible...

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Text-A-Tip Hotline Expands

Text-A-Tip Hotline Expands

Text-A-Tip Crisis Hotline Expands LAKE COUNTY, IL - SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 - LEAD, a Lake Forest based non-profit, is expanding its 24/7 anonymous Text-A-Tip program to include all communities in Lake County, IL. After successfully launching in Lake Forest/Lake Bluff the...

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Text-A-Tip Initiative!

Text-A-Tip Initiative!

Text-A-Tip Official Launch and Press ConferenceJoin us in supporting LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs) on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., for the official roll out and announcement of the Text-A-Tip 'hotline'. This press conference will take place at...

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DBT Skills Training Groups

DBT Skills Training Groups

Dialtecical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Have you ever felt 'out of control'? Do you find yourself constantly feeling empty or isolated? Do difficult emotions ever seem to 'control you'? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapy that has been shown to...

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Stress Relief and Meditation

Stress Relief and Meditation

Stress Relief and Meditation Join Dr. Denise Casey at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th, when she will lead a Body, Mind, Spirit and meditation workshop. This spiritually healing event will be held at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, Illinois. For...

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We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

We're Hiring! Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness is looking for some great clinicians and social workers! If you would like to work for great psychological practice, are among the best and the brightest, would like to make a difference and have...

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Caregiver Conference July 22, 2015

Caregiver Conference July 22, 2015

Lake County Caregiver Conference Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness clinician Cori Moschberger, MSW, LCSW, on July 22, 2015 as she presents 'Self Care Techniques to Prevent Emotional Burnout'. This Session, in support of the Caring for the Caregiver...

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Senior Fair in McHenry

Senior Fair in McHenry

Reinventing Ourselves As We Age Dr. Denise Casey will be presenting a 30 minute session on how we can reinvent ourselves as we age. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at McHenry County College in McHenry, Illinois. The day's events begin at...

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Elderwerks Senior Fair

Elderwerks Senior Fair

Reinventing Ourselves As We Age Dr. Denise Casey will be presenting a 30 minute session on how we can reinvent ourselves as we age. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at McHenry County College in McHenry, Illinois. In addition to Dr....

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National PTSD Day – June 27, 2015

National PTSD Day – June 27, 2015

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something that can happen to anyone. You do not need to be a combat soldier, early responder or engaged in any other high stress profession to suffer from the effects of trauma. In fact, it is now known that trauma,...

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National PTSD Day – June 17, 2015

National PTSD Day – June 17, 2015

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something that can happen to anyone. You do not need to be a combat soldier, early responder or engaged in any other high stress profession to suffer from the effects of trauma. In fact, it is now known that trauma, and its...

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National Women’s Health Week 2015

National Women’s Health Week 2015

National Women's Health Week, May 10-16, 2015,  is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women...

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Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

This post references a past event and is here for reference only. Join Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness clinicians Patti Heigert and Cori Moschberger on May 13, 2015 as they present 'Self Care Techniques to Prevent Emotional Burnout'....

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Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

This post references a past event and is here for reference only. Update: 25 July, 2019The resources at the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence website are not currently available.If this is an emergency, go to your local emergency room or outpatient...

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Wellness from Within

Wellness from Within

This post references a past event and is here for reference only. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Center and Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness will present multiple events this year designed to promote...

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Mind Body Enrichment

Mind Body Enrichment

Heart and Soul of Self Care Taking time for ourselves is essential for a healthy, happy life. There is so much to learn about ourselves and others if we take the time to stop and look within and listen to that still, small voice just waiting to...

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Connect On Main!

Connect On Main!

Struggling with feelings of depression and anxiety? Feel like friends and family can't relate? Pressures too high? Feeling overwhelmed & isolated? Reaching out to the wrong things for comfort? Do you need a safe place to share your story?...

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Welcome to 400 Main!

Welcome to 400 Main!

Mr. George Faycurry, Chicago Corporate Suites and Development, welcomes us to our second location at 400 East Main Street in downtown Barrington. Our wish, our vision and intent, is to serve the community with care, compassion and competence....

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Senior Services

Senior Services

"Quality of life until the end of life" Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness is happy to provide in home mental health services to seniors. We are a small group of clinicians who offer a personalized approach to the specialized needs of...

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Trim Life Weight Release

Trim Life Weight Release

"It's not about the food, it's about how you live your life and your relationship with yourself". The 'Trim Life Weight Release" program combines in-depth group support, education and hypnotherapy to identify critical life issues that keep you 'stuck' and...

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Stand Strong Together

Stand Strong Together

“Just knowing you're not alone is often enough to kindle hope amid tragic circumstances.”*   In honor of National Recovery Month, BBHW is starting a unique group. "Stand Strong Together" is a therapist run group designed for those who are abstaining...

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When the Helper Needs Help

When the Helper Needs Help

What happens when the Helper needs Help? As human beings living in a busy stressful world, at times we find it helpful to turn to someone for support, guidance and assistance. We seek the consultation of medical doctors, attorneys, surgeons,...

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National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening Day

The goal of National Depression Screening Day (NDSD - October 9, 2014) is to provide community-based organizations with a platform to screen for treatable and frequently co-occurring mental health disorders, including depression, post traumatic...

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National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month

Each September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (http://www.samhsa.gov), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (http://www.hhs.gov), sponsors National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), which...

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Take A Stand

Take A Stand

Click the image and join "Take A Stand" at 10:00 a.m., July 26, 2014 in Paulus Park in Lake Zurich for their Third Annual 5K Walk!This year's family friendly event is 80's themed and all are welcome to attend in their best 'throwback' attire!Festivities...

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PTSD Month

PTSD Month

Did you realize you don't need to be in battle to suffer PTSD?Did you know that some people experience trauma and exhibit little to no effect from it?Did you realize that there is help for you if you suffer from PTSD?June is National Post Traumatic Stress...

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Rebound with Chris Herren

Rebound with Chris Herren

This post references a past event and is here for reference only. Rebound - The Rise, Fall and Recovery of NBA Star Chris HerrenOn May 7, 2014 former NBA star Chris Herren will share his personal story of substance abuse and recovery at "Chris Herren...

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National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week

This post references a past event and is here for reference only. National Women's Health Week, May 11-17, 2014,  is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal is to empower women to make their...

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May is National Mental Health Month

May is National Mental Health Month

This post references a past event and is here for reference only. Since 1949, May has been officially recognized as Mental Health Month. The focus for this year’s awareness campaign is the mental health of young people.According to the National Mental...

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Before Oz

Before Oz

THE LAND BEFORE OZ – InterventionAs a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, I have accompanied hundreds of people through the “haze” of using to find the path to recovery.  This is often a dark and frightening time for...

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