MARCH 23 BHA MEETING

The Behavioral Health Alliance of Grundy County will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 3 p.m. via Zoom video conferencing.  Be on the lookout in your email for the link.  If you are not on our email list and would like to participate, please send a request to [email protected].

Our monthly presentation will be on “Compassion Fatigue” delivered by Angela Solis, LCPC, CADC, owner and founder of Crossroads Counseling.  This presentation is an important follow-up to January’s presentation about pandemic fatigue and highlights the mental and physical exhaustion and emotional withdrawal that is endemic among people in the caring professions.

PLEASE HELP THE GRUNDY COUNTY YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE!

Takeback survey linkGrundy County’s Youth Advisory Committee is looking for your help!  This group of high school students from GAVC’s criminal justice program is looking to learn more about attitudes and behaviors of county residents when it comes to unwanted medication takeback.  They have a short survey and are asking people who live and work in the county to fill this out.  Click on the QR code or use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRga0eZXuG03X4LD_RcBdlFu75Ok24PQ1NfJgUabwUNGRhMg/viewform

MORRIS HOSPITAL RELEASES 2019 COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Every three years, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers completes a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and uses the data it collects to better understand the health challenges of residents in the communities it serves.

The 2019 CHNA continues to show important needs and gaps in the areas of mental health and substance use disorders.  The data provided by this report will be explored further in the months ahead by the Behavioral Health Alliance.  For more information about the CHNA, and to download the reports, please visit the Morris Hospital website.

Grundy County Community Resource Directory

With the help of BHA members and local providers, a revised and enlarged Grundy County Resource Directory has been developed for Grundy County.  The directory is organized by topic section (e.g. education, substance use disorder, etc.) and is indexed.

The Directory is a project under Chestnut Health Systems’ Substance Abuse Prevention Services grant under Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery.

Because directories become outdated quickly, the process of revisions and corrections is taking place immediately.  To report or suggest changes, please email the new or corrected information to [email protected]

 

Membership Information

If you are interested in becoming a BHA member, download the  BHA membership Form here.