Keeping the One-Sixth of Prisoners Who Are Mentally Ill Out of McHenry County Jail

The minutes of the January 13, 2016, McHenry County Public Health Committee dipped into the mental health problems of those ending up in the County Jail. The statistics for last year show there were 6,200 individuals detained in our jail … Continue reading

708 Board Rolls Out New Mental Health Approach

A press release from the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board: Thresholds to Increase Local Programming for Adults with Mental Illness Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each … Continue reading

Mental Health Board Protects Taxpayers by Making Pioneer Center Subsidies Monthly, Instead of Lump Sum

I couldn’t make it to the 708 Mental Health Board meeting last night, but Pete Gonigam of The First Electric Newspaper did. He reports what is in the headline, plus more. You can find his article here. A “bridge loan” … Continue reading

Suicide Prevention Training Program Looks for 25

A press release from the 708 Mental Health Board: MENTAL HEALTH BOARD AND MCHENRY COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMMIMNG The McHenry County Mental Health Board in partnership with the McHenry County Community Foundation is bringing QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide … Continue reading

Resignations at the 708 Mental Health Board Agency

Today, Kevin Craver of the Northwest Herald reported on the resignation of the McHenry County Mental Health Board’s President, Robert Routzahn. Now, McHenry County Blog has learned Interim Executive Director Todd Schroll is also resigning. He will be leaving November … Continue reading