Monthly Archives: May 2013

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

  Which Is More Likely? What do you think? A)    Getting Chlamydia B)      Being in a car accident C)      Getting skin cancer D)      Having a mental health problem   Here are the FACTS A)     1 in 250 people have Chlamydia.  It’s

Fight the Heat and Stay Cool This Summer!

  As the summer months get closer, many look forward to swimming, running through sprinklers and other fun outdoor activities. But without caution, too much sun and fun pose serious danger. Make this summer safer with increased hot weather awareness

Life Jacket Loaner Station at Hodag Park Boat Landing Helps Increase Water Safety

Whether it’s during vacation or part of an ordinary day, boating can be fun for the entire family as long as everyone remains safe. Just in case you forgot your child’s life jacket, families can borrow a life jacket at Offers Free Training for Tobacco Retailers

Every youth deserves a healthy future.  That’s why Wisconsin has a number of rules that restrict tobacco sales to minors.  State Statute 134.66 prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18 and requires that staff

May is National Water Safety Month

Oneida County Drowning Prevention Task Force is raising awareness about ways to ensure healthy, safe swimming and prevent drowning.  Pictured is Karen Fiocchi, YMCA Head Swim Instructor, member of the Oneida County Drowning Prevention Task Force with students at NCES.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Submitted by:  James Skubal, NAMI Northern Lakes Board Member and Oneida County Mental Health Inter-Agency Council Member In support of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Northern Lakes chapter is supporting an anti-stigma

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Resiliency in Youth    Have you ever wondered why some people can overcome trauma or a very dysfunctional environment in their youth, and then go on to become adults who have persevered (and usually done so successfully) despite the odds against

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Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

Wisconsin First Step – Information on services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 1-800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline – Call 1-800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.