Mental Health Matters

Kathy Rohr, Coordinator of Community Support Programs, Family & Children’s Center In 1990, the United States Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in

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Teen Substance Use

Phillip Huerta, Chemical Dependency Counselor for Youth ACT in Winona What comes to mind when you read the words “teens” and “drugs”?  What are they doing? What are they using?

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Mental Health First Aid

Craig Putz, MHFA Instructor Over the past several months, mental illness has come into the spotlight more and more as we hear countless stories in the media about people who

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Alcoholism

In a state known for making great beer and hosting some of the best Oktoberfest celebrations in the country, some people have a hard time understanding what constitutes alcoholism, especially

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Tackling Teen Substance Abuse

Adolescents are not exactly known for their emotional stability. Hormones, an increasing desire for independence and social turbulence converge during ‘tween and teen years, leaving parents guessing what behaviors are

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