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Mental Health

Join PATH on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, for American Teens in Crisis Conference

PATHGreenLargeTaglineAmerican Teens in Crisis is a conference designed to equip, empower and encourage parents, educators, counselors, youth workers, clergy and anyone who is a part of a youth support system.

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Hospice of the Calumet Area is "Healing Hearts"

rot1Healing Hearts is a weekly grief support group that is open to all adults. Please know that you're not alone. We are here to help and support you this most difficult time in your life.

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It's a Wonderful, Meaningful Life!

PATH-Wonderful-Meaningful-LifeOn a typical Wednesday in December this happened; a 10 year old boy confided in me that he had previously contemplated suicide.

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A Warning from: A Positive Approach to Teen Health

PATHGreenLargeTaglineSynthetic drugs are becoming an increasing problem in America. It is important to educate yourself on this issue and be aware of the vulnerabilities for which unassuming teenagers can be at risk.

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PATH to host safeTALK: Anyone Can Save a Life

PATHGreenLargeTaglineSuicide is a topic many are uncomfortable discussing, especially this time of year. Social norms dictate that we should be happy and full of holiday cheer during the holidays. However, for many, depression and suicide are a real problem during the winter months. The holidays can aggrandize feelings of loneliness and depression. While others are out celebrating and gathering with family members and friends, those who struggle with thoughts of suicide might spend this time reflecting more in depth about their emotions.

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2014 giftLIFT Program

Mental-Health-America-Porter-CountyFor over 50 years Mental Health America of Porter County has sponsored the giftLIFT Program, providing a lift with a gift to community members in need whose lives are impacted by mental health. In 2013 over 2250 gifts made the holidays brighter for nearly 600 individuals and families-newborn through 85. Mary Hodson, executive director is seeing an increased need for basic items. “Wishes include boots, cleaning supplies and gift cards to purchase food. It is heartwarming to see the wishes filled by our generous community members—still wishes remain to be filled.” Hodson shares the following ways you can help make these simple wishes come true.

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Around Four Thousand Trot in Fifth Annual Turkey Trot

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2014-Turkey-trot-1In Valparaiso, Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food. The Fifth Annual Turkey Trot, a race that has become a holiday tradition for many people in the area, made its way through the snowy Valparaiso streets on Thursday morning. The 5k and 10k race, which grows each year, topped out at 4,000 runners this time around which makes it the biggest race in Northwest Indiana.

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