Friday, May 27, 2016

"Resource fair, rally at Wheaton will focus on mental health"

From The Journal Times.com:

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"RACINE — In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, several organizations will host 'Bridging the Gaps: Mental Health Recovery is Real — Take the First Step' rally and resource fair at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints hospital St. Luke’s Health Pavilion auditorium, 3821 Spring St. 

"The event will feature mental health advocates sharing stories and offering support about mental illness and recovery, followed by a community resource fair.

"The host organizations are United Way Racine County, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Racine County, Infinite Potential Central (IPC) and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints hospital.

"Guest speakers include:
  • Dr. Soheila Brouk, founder of Infinite Potential Central;
  • Lisa Adams-Qualls, social worker in the Racine Unified School District;
  • Mary Huck, cofounder of Survivors of a Loved One’s Suicide;
  • Rodney Prunty, United Way of Racine County president;
  • Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave;
  • Julie Hueller, vice president of operations of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare;
  • Erika Arzate, a member of the Latino community;
  • Jackie Hartley, Racine Collaborative for Children’s Mental Health manager;
  • Miss Racine Haley Anya;
  • Mike Boticki, NAMI Racine County executive director;
  • Luann Simpson, NAMI Racine County peer support consultant.

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