Services Offered

Mental Health First Aid Instruction

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Topics Covered:

  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Use disorders                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well.

Financial Support and Referrals for Counseling & Therapy

We provide referrals to excellent local counseling and therapy providers as well as financial assistance for individuals needing services as a result of emotional and mental health struggles.  Positive mental health and wellbeing not only feels good, but helps you cope with everyday stresses, work more productively, and contribute more to your community and personal relationships. For most—especially those without health insurance—struggling with a mental health issue can mean high medical expenses.  We do not want financial hardship to be a barrier for individuals needing help, but without insurance or financial means to pay for services.  

Programs

End Silence & Stigma is a 45-minute program designed for junior high and high school audiences and can be held in assembly or in health classes during the mental health portion of the curriculum. This transformational program is devoted to giving students an opportunity to learn about mental illness through informative PowerPoint, short videos, and personal stories. Through the presentation, students learn symptoms and indicators of mental illness and are given ideas about how to help themselves, friends, or family members who may be in need of support.

What Parents need to know about Teen Mental Health is a 45-minute program designed for parent audiences.  This transformational program is devoted to giving parents an opportunity to learn about teen mental health through an informative PowerPoint, short videos, and personal stories. Through the presentation, parents learn symptoms and indicators of mental illness, suicide warning signs, and symptoms, and are given ideas about how to help their children who may be in need of support.

Building Self-Awareness is a 45-minute program designed for middle school girls.  This uplifting program gives young girls a journey towards self-discovery. It is all about understanding different facets of yourself – how you think, what you feel, how you react to a situation, how you trust your creativity, intuition, and inner guidance. Through the presentation, girls learn how to become more aware of self and develop positive and encouraging ways to handle the stresses and difficulties of life.   

Finding Purpose in the Pain is a presentation designed for church congregations or groups.  This powerful testimonial shares the journey of a mother’s grief through losing her son to suicide while finding purpose in the pain.  Journey through the five ways your deepest pain can become your greatest purpose.   

Support Groups

TCMF – Love Never Dies
Mother’s Grief Support
3rd Thursday of Month
7-8:30PM
6627 N Second Street
Loves Park, IL 61111

Contact: Xavier Whitford 815-519-1430

TCMF – Self Love Club
Eating Disorder Support for Ages 16+
2nd & 4th Tuesday of Month
7-8:15PM
6627 N Second Street
Loves Park, IL 61111

Contact: Kirsten 812-893-3019

NAMI – Teen Group Hope
Mental Health Support for Ages 13-18
1st & 3rd Tuesday of Month
5:45-7PM
6627 N Second Street
Loves Park
, IL 61111

Contact: Xavier Whitford 815-519-1430

Ray of Hope – Suicide Survivors Group
Suicide Survivor support for all Ages
2nd & 4th Thursday of Month
6:30-8PM
6627 N Second Street
Loves Park, IL 61111

Contact:  Nita Osbern 815-871-2569