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An estimated 20 percent of the population is estimated to be going through some sort of mental illness. In McHenry County, that would mean more than 60,000 people could have a mental illness.

The Northwest Herald's three-day series looks at the support offered, stigma associated, and solutions being pursued to help those with a mental illness.

  • Agencies receiving funding from the Mental Health Board

    The McHenry County Mental Health Board provides funding to multiple other agencies. In 2012, it provided $10.47 million to 34 organizations for commun ...
    June 4, 2013 - 8:11 am
  • Mental health success starts with early intervention

    It took hitting rock bottom before James Carpenter knew he needed long-term professional help with his mental illness.
    June 4, 2013 - 12:50 pm
  • The need for psychiatrists

    A problem facing those in need of mental health services is finding a psychiatrist to visit.Todd Sch ...
    June 4, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Peterson: Mental illness – my life's blessing, not curse

    I don’t remember when my mental health slid into mental illness. It wasn’t as if a fever broke out and a thermometer verified it.
    June 4, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County Mental Health Court statistics

    McHenry County Mental Health Court statistics• Since April 2007, 117 defendants have been accepted i ...
    June 4, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Obama calls for end to mental illness stigma

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that he wants to end the stigma of mental illness and enrolled the star power of actors Bradley C ...
    June 3, 2013 - 11:25 pm
  • After son's suicide, Neal family works to raise mental health awareness

    In many ways, Ryan Neal was not the picture of someone with mental illness. A large group of tight-k ...
    June 3, 2013 - 1:31 pm
  • Suicide data for McHenry County

    Suicides in McHenry CountyYear/Total/Average age2008/17/44.92009/29/49.62010/37/48.52011/29/45.12012 ...
    June 3, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Professionals say McHenry County's suicide rate still too high

    Fourteen minutes.That’s how often the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say someone in the ...
    June 3, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • How to help someone considering suicide

    A person may be suicidal if he or she: • Talks about committing suicide. • Has trouble eating or sle ...
    June 3, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Suicides in McHenry County

    Data is according to  McHenry County Coroner's Office. * 2013 to date (April 10) ...
    May 3, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • With mental health illness, trust vital to recovery

    On her bad days, Leslie Weiss had no hope of ever enjoying life. “With that, you have no ambition, y ...
    June 2, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Regional mental health agencies fill Family Service gap in McHenry County

    When Family Service and Community Mental Health Center closed last year, it left some 6,000 people looking for help.
    June 2, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • Making the diagnosis

    About 20 percent of the population is estimated to be going through some sort of mental illness, some simple enough to handle with medication, some ch ...
    June 2, 2013 - 5:30 am
  • A way to express their issues

    Doctors might recommend therapy as a treatment for mental illness, and there is a wide array of therapy approaches.
    June 2, 2013 - 5:30 am
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