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A Community’s Healthy Living Program


For nearly two decades, Sibo Llano has devoted her career to the wellbeing of moms and babies at Mental Health America of Lake County. Sibo is the Early Start Coordinator and she is partnering with HealthLinc East Chicago to assist with MHALC’s goal to reduce infant mortality.

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Unity Hospice Celebrates 2018 National Social Work Month


“It is incredibly profound to have the opportunity to be present with people as they die, and to be able to add value to their lives,” reveals Unity Hospice Social Worker Stephanie Lubin. “This is something they might not otherwise receive if hospice wasn’t in their life.”

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Porter Starke Services and Marram Health Centers Honor Employees at Annual Employee Recognition Awards


Porter Starke Services and Marram Health Centers are known for their commitment and dedication to the community and clients they serve. With employees who consistently work to help others, it only makes sense to recognize them from time to time. That’s why each year they hold their employee recognition awards, providing much need praise, scholarships, and awards to those who have worked hard for them over the years.

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Regional Mental Health Center: Understanding Recovery

Regional-Mental-Health-Center-Understanding-RecoveryEvery day I wake up knowing someone’s life will be changed. I live it-not only for myself, but also for the clients I serve in the Recovery Matters Unit at Regional Mental Health Center.

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Regional Health Clinic Celebrates New Clinic Opening with Ribbon Cutting


Regional Health Clinic celebrated the opening of its newest location with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday in Merrillville. This location is the first federally qualified health center in Southern Lake County and the fourth federally qualified health center to be opened by Regional Mental Health Center.

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Porter Regional Hospital Hosting 'Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders' Program in September

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Mood and anxiety disorders during and after pregnancy are a very real problem for millions of women in the U.S. Porter Regional Hospital is offering a free program to the community with an expert speaker to help navigate the complex questions around this topic.

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You Know You Should Quit Smoking, So What’s the Hold up?


Smoking increases your risk for health problems and diseases. Also keep in mind that the average smoker who is actually able to live to age 75 has 5.8 fewer teeth than a non-smoker. Along with highly addictive nicotine, cigarette smoke contains a deadly mix of more than 7,000 chemicals.

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New Regional Health Clinic in Merrillville Offers Variety of Services to the Community


Access to primary healthcare and additional services is something many struggle with. In some areas, the availability of basic care is limited or unaffordable. For those in the Merrillville area, Regional Mental Health Center has opened a new clinic located on Taft Street, capable of serving a wide variety of healthcare needs.

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Lifelong Community Mental Health Care Advocate Honored by Regional Mental Health Center


Regional Mental Health Center (Regional) recently dedicated its Merrillville Outpatient Services clinic as the Borto Building of Regional Mental Health Center at a ceremony on July 20, 2017. The dedication honored late board member, Ronald Borto, for his twenty-nine years of service and commitment to community mental health care.

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Regional Mental Health: How We Can Help Those with PTSD

lucinda-francoIn honor of National PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Day, which is Tuesday, June 27, we need to take time to understand what those living with PTSD experience and what can be done to help those suffering. Posttraumatic stress disorder is a mental health problem that some develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, such as a natural disaster, car accident or assault. According to the National Center for PTSD, it is even more common after certain types of trauma, like combat and sexual assault.

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St. Catherine Hospital, Mental Health America Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month


Mental Health America of Lake County is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the communities it serves by providing programs and services to families dealing with mental health issues.

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