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Mental Health Committee
Minds Matter 2020 Presentations and Materials
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Township's Mental Health Committee was unable to host their annual Minds Matter Mental Health Fair. Our presentors have graciously shared video presentations in lieu of our typical event. Enjoy them here!
Materials were also shared from our exhibitor organizations. Those materials can be found below.
Communication In a Mental Health Crisis - Teiara Grant, MHFA Coordinator (AMITA Health)
In this video, Teiara explains what to expect when taking a Mental Health First Aid course.
Sergeant Matt Christenson of the Schaumburg Police Department is currently a member if the Investigation Unit. Sergeant Christenson explains in detail how Schaumburg Police Department Officers are trained to support people in mental health crisis and what you can expect to experience should they be called.
Please note that the FaceTime calls to which he refers have been canceled and will not take place.
Neurobiology of Trauma in the Brain: Dr. James Kowal Ph.D. of Life Worth Living
Dr. Kowal presents on trauma and offers a sophisticated explanation of the neurobiological impact of trauma on the brain and several proven methods of treating the trauma.
What is Healthy Sleep? Jennifer Jedrzejczak Psy.D., of AMITA Health
Health Psychologist Jennifer Jedrzejczak Psy.D., of Amita Health, explains types of insomnia and how to regularly get quality sleep.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Illinois Chapter
- AMITA Health:
- The Bridge Youth & Family Services:
- Crisis Intervention Services/Emergencies: 847-776-3720
- Children’s Home & Aid-Schaumburg:
- COVID-19 Public Communication/Call 4 Calm Line:
- Kenneth Young Center:
- Minds with Motion:
- NAMI Schaumburg:
- New York Life Insurance Company:
The Mental Health Committee is guided by four basic objectives:
- Identifying and relating present mental health needs of Schaumburg Township
- Reviewing and monitoring current services and programs
- Informing residents of available services
- Reviewing plans for meeting the future mental health and social service needs of Schaumburg Township
Over time, many agencies have added a number of social services that are adjunctive and complementary to their basic commitments to mental health services. As a result, the MHC’s interests have broadened to include concern for generic social service needs as well as for the mental health needs in the community.
The Schaumburg Township Mental Health Committee (MHC) is comprised of eight voting members who are appointed to four-year terms by Township Trustees. The MHC meets monthly, typically the first Tuesday of the month from September through May each year. Annually, a Township Trustee is named as a liaison to the Committee and works to ensure communication and coordination of the MHC’s efforts with those of the Town Trustees.
MHC members are volunteers who give their time and skills for the benefit of those in the community who need mental health assistance. If you live or work in Schaumburg Township and you are not employed by any agency receiving funds from Schaumburg Township, you may be eligible for membership or associate membership. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Jillian Bernas – Chair
MaryAnn Ogilvie – Vice Chair
Mary Cloonan-Walsh– Secretary
Joanmarie Wermes – Member
Gina Raza – Member
Jonathan Rubin – Member
Stephanie Bertels - Member
Cathy Skura – Associate Member
Agencies Supported by Schaumburg Township
Over the years, and in cooperation with Schaumburg Township Trustees, the MHC established relationships with a number of mental health and social service agencies which it believed were in a good position to assist in providing mental health and social services to residents of Schaumburg Township. Generally, township funds are provided to selected agencies that can provide support services that will meet the family, marital, addiction, psychiatric, or legal needs of the township residents. With the burgeoning stress of modern life, Schaumburg Township was an early leader in ensuring that its residents would have access to affordable counseling services, crisis intervention, and support groups regardless of their ability to pay.
How These Agencies Can Help You
Kenneth Young Center is a is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides preventative programs, assessment, counseling, and psychiatry to Schaumburg Township residents of all ages. Services are client driven and rehabilitation oriented. Their mission is to " help people of all ages overcome life’s challenges and achieve their goals through personalized behavioral health and older adult services." Contact Kenneth Young Center at www.kennethyoung.org or 847-524-8800.
SHARE Program is a not-for-profit residential alcohol and drug abuse detoxification and rehabilitation treatment facility. SHARE offers a variety of service for male and female adults 18 years of age and older. SHARE also offers an array of outpatient level services, including gambling addiction treatment. This agency’s facilities are located in Hoffman Estates. Phone: 847-882-4181
Life Span, Inc. provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence in Cook County, including counseling, advocacy and legal representation in the area of family law and immigration. Counseling Services: 847-824-0382; Legal Services: 312-408-1210
The Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA) is available to help adults and children in need of counseling and emotional support if they fall victim to sexual assault, sexual abuse, or incest. Therapy is provided in English as well as Spanish. The agency 24-hour advocacy for victims at police stations, and through a crisis line. Victims also receive legal support in court. This agency is located in Arlington Heights and its services are offered free of charge. Phone: 847-806-6526
Ways to support our Agencies
- Moentary Donations
- Gifts in kind
- Attend fund-raising events
- Serve as a volunteer
Contacting the Mental Health CommitteeEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org