Antidepressant use soars in U.S., new study says
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Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness
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Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World
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Bullies in Kindergarten?
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MHAGC 10th Annual Golf Outing Pictures
Here are a few pics from our 10th Annual Golf Outing held on June 6th at Seven Bridges Golf Course in Woodridge,IL Thanks to all those who came and made this event a success.
We have a major mission to reach a million dollars. Our goal is to have 1 million people each donate $1.00. Please help by clicking on the “Donate" button as Just a Buck May Save a Life...post this in your LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter profiles and ask your contacts, friends and followers to each donate $1.00 to help middle schoolers and adolescents learn about mental health, bullying issues, dealing with transition and more; all with the goal of reducing the stigma and eradicating suicide attempts and helping our children and adolescents know when they should reach out for help instead of going it alone.
Join us for the MHAGC 12th Annual Golf Fundraiser
Golf for your Mental Health at the 2013 MHAGC annual Golf outing
Event Location: THE JW MARRIOTT AUDOBON CERTIFIED WILLOW CREST GOLF CLUB 3500 Midwest Road Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 USA
Event Date: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
For more information about Corporate Sponsorships, please contact MHAGC at 312.781.7780 X 7011.
No more stigma, no more denial and no more suffering! "Say Yes to Mental Health" is the MHAGC Campaign to end the stigma that deters us from having a life that includes mental well being. We say yes to end the stigma and are moving forward by providing knowledge and the tools to help individuals, adolescents and their families lead mentally healthy lives. We want them to get help if they need it and help others who need it as well!
On June 26 2010, Governor Pat Quinn signed the Jason Flatt Act into law. Educators of grades 7-12 are now required to receive two hours of training in youth suicide awareness and prevention to be certified to teach in the state of Illinois.
We provide suicide awareness and prevention workshops for teachers (two CPDU's).
For more information please call 312-781-7780.
"Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all" -- Bill Clinton
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