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District 31 Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month is a great time to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness throughout the month of May. With nearly 1 in 5 adults living with a mental illness, raising awareness about the importance of mental health and reducing barriers to treatment, such as stigma, are more important than ever. District 31 has partnered with both Paws for Patrick and Community Action Together for Children's Health (CATCH) to raise awareness.

Find important Mental Health Resources here. 

Learn more about District 31 Social Workers and School Psychologists Roles and Contact Information here. 

District 31 will help "Turn Our Town Green" in May.

We also invite families to attend the CATCH sponsored event below. 

Mental Health Matters GBN Lacrosse Game & Family Fair
Saturday, May 14
11 a.m.: GBN Boys Varsity Lacrosse Game
12:30 p.m.: Family Fair
Glenbrook North High School Football Field
Come celebrate mental health awareness at a community event featuring the GBN Boys Varsity Lacrosse team in action. After the game, players along with the GBN Poms will lead clinics on the field. You and your family can also dance with a DJ, enjoy food from the GBN Booster Club and green Dilly Bars (for Mental Health) from DQ, and visit with representatives from local mental health providers and organizations to learn about resources in and around Northbrook.

This community event is brought to you by GBN Lacrosse, the GBN Mental Health Advisory Board, and CATCH.

Ending the Silence
Let’s Talk About Our Children’s Mental Health
Monday, May 23r at 7 p.m.
Via Zoom
Are you concerned about your child’s moods or behavior?  Are they part of a “phase” or signs of something more serious?  Explore these and other questions about youth mental health with experts from NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Join CATCH and Northbrook School District 28 for a 60-minute, interactive presentation where you will learn insights and strategies to help better understand your child’s emotional development and the importance of communication.