Stories of Success

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Sgt. John Boesdorfer

Law Enforcement Officers Put Mental Health First Aid Skills to Use

More than 400 people have received training in Mental Health First Aid, an eight-hour intensive training that provides the skills and knowledge to refer individuals in distress to the appropriate resources in an effort to avoid a crisis.

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Kylie

Teen Says Services Saved Her Life

Kylie, a 17-year-old high school senior, began receiving Screening, Assessment, and Supportive Services (SASS) when she was crisis screened by Memorial Behavioral Health. Kylie experienced untreated symptoms of depression and anxiety. But, she avoided hospitalization for her symptoms by engaging in services with a therapist and community-based recovery specialist.

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Beth

Mental Health First Aid Is Making an Impact in Rural Areas

Beth attended a Mental Health First Aid training in her community and is now empowered with the skills and knowledge to refer individuals in distress to the appropriate resources in effort to avoid a crisis situation.

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Trina

MOSAIC Helps Teen Move Forward from Depression

Trina, a high school senior, took part in MOSAIC counseling services after she scored in the highly elevated range on a social-emotional screen. On the outside, she was composed and smiling, but inside she was suffering from Major Depressive Disorder with suicidal ideations. After receiving support from MOSAIC, she's advocating for other teens who need help.

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Tim McDougall

Working Toward Independence

Tim McDougall is inspiring others to gain independence with his can-do attitude and the support of Logan-Mason Rehabilitation Center (LMRC), a program of the Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, now know as Memorial Behavioral Health.

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James Macrander

A Story of Recovery

James Macrander’s world seemed to be falling apart. His 12-year marriage ended. He lost his job. Then, when his Social Security benefits dried up, he became homeless.

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"James"

One Child's Formula for Recovery = Happy and Healthy!

James*, a young boy in Springfield, was having issues at school. He wasn’t listening in class, got into fights and had been suspended. He needed help dealing with his feelings, his anger and his struggles at home.

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Ann

Inspiring Wellness and Independence

Meet Ann, a client of the Logan-Mason Rehabilitation Center, a program of the Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, now known as Memorial Behavioral Health. She is inspiring others to take important steps to improve their health.

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