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Centegra recognizes Mental Health Month in May

One in four American adults live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition. Getting help is essential to living well. As the leading healthcare provider in greater McHenry County, Centegra is proud to recognize Mental Health Month and offer behavioral health education, services and support to help our community members reach their full potential.

Living life well encompasses every aspect of physical and emotional health. When life becomes complicated and demanding, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.”This is the time to reach out for help,”  said Dr. Sheila Senn, director of behavioral health services at Centegra Health System. “Don’t wait until things feel out of control or unmanageable. Mental Health Month reminds us that most of us will need help at some point. It is not a personal failure; it is a fact of life.” ”The good news is there are tested and effective tools that are readily available for anyone to use to help them cope better and improve their well-being,”  Senn said. “Stress can take a huge toll on a person’s health, mood, productivity and relationships, but specific, evidence-based tools can help people cope much more effectively.”

Mental health influences how people think, act and cope with life and the stressors and challenges that are part of the human experience. The state of one’s mental health affects the ways in which they look at themselves, their lives and others around them. It also affects people’s physical health and well being.Centegra’s Behavioral Health Department promotes Mental Health Wellness through the comprehensive approach to care offered in its programs that treat emotional, psychiatric and substance abuse problems. The continuum of care offered includes inpatient services, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, a continuing care program and a family program. These services are found at Centegra Specialty Hospital-Woodstock, South Street, 527 West South Street.To receive additional information about Centegra’s Mental Health Services, visit Centegra.org/mentalhealth or call the Centegra Behavioral Health Center at (800) 765-9999. In an emergency, call the McHenry County Crisis Program at (800) 892-8900 where someone is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Primary Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System search Centegra Health System on Facebook or Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).