The holidays are over but the problems they can cause are still around. This is a special form of stress and it takes a lot of effort to manage stress after the holidays.
What is stress? Stress is the physical and emotional reaction of the person in demanding situations, obligations and changes. After the holidays all three conditions are met because the return to the routine is a changing and demanding situation.
What are the symptoms of stress after the holidays?
The McLean County Health Department invites you to serve as a volunteer in an exercise designed to test our ability to quickly and efficiently dispense medications in the event of a large-scale public health emergency. During the exercise, we simulate an emergency environment while volunteers, acting as members of the public, visit the Point of Dispensing site (POD) for medication.
When: September 14th, 8:15 a.m. — 11:30 am Where: Illinois State University Redbird Arena (702 West College Avenue, Normal, IL)
To sign up, volunteers Read More
If you’d like to support our neighbors or just get out to a beautiful area for a run, this weekend NAMI Sauk Area will be holding their 5K. Local preregistration is Friday, 7/13 from 5 – 7pm at Woodlawn Arts in Sterling, IL. You can also preregister at the link below.
For a preview of the course, check out this amazing video!
Our 5K is by far the best venue around. Judge our 35 second video then Read More
The Parity at 10 Campaign needs your assistance in disseminating a consumer survey to help understand consumer experiences when seeking mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) treatment through insurance coverage. With 290 people dying every day from either drug overdose or suicide, your responses will help us improve access to treatment services.
Please disseminate this survey to any individuals who need or have sought SUD/MH treatment and live in Illinois. We also encourage parents, Read More
Psychologists say that for migrant kids already in government facilities, a short separation from parents may be enough to cause lasting damage.
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
The executive order that President Trump signed this week ended the practice of separating migrant children from their parents, but no one knows yet how the children and parents already separated will be reunited. Psychologists say that those children Read More