Public invited to learn more about mental health
Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition invites the public to come and learn more about mental health issues and how they are treated. A forum will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Lincoln County Service Center, Board Room (Upper Level), 801 N. Sales St., Merrill (North Parking Lot) from 5-7 p.m.
Dr. Justin Schoen, Psychiatrist, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, will share his knowledge of different mental health issues and how they are typically treated through approved mediations from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Resources from area providers and agencies will be available from 5-7 p.m., 30 minutes before and after Dr. Schoen’s presentation. This will include information on different activities and programs offered in the community as well as provider information will be available.
Eighty-two percent of Lincoln County residents report that they get resources and support from family or friends, 67% self-help and 37% a faith-based organization (Community Needs Assessment, 2011). “Mental health is personal and affects all of us to different degrees,” said Tammi Boers, Health Educator, Lincoln County Health Department. “This is a perfect opportunity to learn more and understand mental health issues in order to help support family, friends and even clients that are in your life.”
“We hope to see members of the community, healthcare providers, school employees, organizations, youth leaders, faith-based community, law enforcement, case managers, and anyone wanting to learn more,” Boers added.
For more information, please contact Tammi Boers, Health Educator, Lincoln County Health Department, at 715-539-1373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition is a collaboration of Anderson & Associates, CESA #9, Children’s Health Alliance of WI, HAVEN, Lincoln County District Attorney, Lincoln County Social Services, Marshfield Clinic, Merrill Community Enrichment, Merrill Police Department, Merrill Area Public Schools, Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital, Ministry Behavioral Health Services, North Central Health Care, Psychological Resources Center, LLC, Tomahawk Public Schools, UW-Extension – Lincoln County and Lincoln County Health Department. The purpose of the task force is to increase mental health awareness and access to mental health services.