Mental Health Trends: Current Data and Treatment Options,

July 21st, 9 am

McHenry County Mental Health Board

620 Dakota Street

Crystal Lake, IL

Janet and Mark Myers present information on Mental Health trends. We will examine recent patterns in the mental health field pertaining to McHenry County. We will present information gleaned from the Illinois Youth Survey, advances in neuroscience, and other data sources to examine implications for treatment and effective treatment options.

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Our Brain and Substance Abuse: Exploring Addictions Influence on Our Brain Chemistry and Impact on Mental Health Issues

April 28th, 9 am to 12 pm

Warren Township Youth and Family Service

100 S. Greenleaf St.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Our brain is a complex and amazing creation. It has many different parts with overlapping and redundant functions. All these parts have one primary function, to keep us alive. They all work together for the sole purpose of our survival. As sophisticated as our brains are, it can also start working against us when substances are introduced. Our brain changes and can start working against us and our well being. As substance use continues, it hijacking our brains. This workshop will discuss the workings of our brain and how addiction turns our brain against us. We will also cover common mental health issues that complicate, cause, or are created by substance abuse. Recovery tools and ideas will be presented to reconnect our brain and point it in a more productive and wealthy direction. click here for registration information

Parent University for School District 155

February 18th, 9:40 am.

Crystal Lake South High School

1200 South McHenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Mark and Janet Myers present: Parenting with Equity:  Parenting is hard work. Add in multiple children and it becomes even more complicated. Expert presenters will discuss ways to discourage unhealthy sibling rivalries and encourage fairness and consistency in your parenting.  Click here for more information or to register.