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Someone who has your back when it comes to families and mental illness

| Published on March 8, 2013

Amanda speaks thoughtfully and softly. She is very wise for one so young. She has been through more than her share of heartache, with mental illness in her family and recently a cousin completed suicide.
She’s strong in her knowledge about how to help her family and she’s sharing that education …

Where do mental health services fit in the debate over how to reduce community and school violence? Have a comment?

| Published on February 6, 2013

Since the school deaths in Connecticut, our nation has seen more school and community violence, as well as the ramping up of the debate over guns and, just as importantly, over mental health services. Portage has an array of mental health treatment services for children, teens and families supported through …

Mind Health Matters: Keeping it real when it comes to family history and mental illness

| Published on November 20, 2012

My usually good natured husband was looking troubled when I returned from my shopping trip several Sundays ago. How could he have guessed about the new pair of shoes I just had to have? The shoes were far from the problem I learned as he shared this story.
Soon after I …