Power of Kind Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of JM4C’s Power of Kind Poster & Billboard Contest. JM4C has offered this contest to Janesville middle-school students for three years in a row, thanks to support from the Janesville Morning Rotary. This year’s contest focused on the power of being kind. There were many excellent submissions and two winners from each school were chosen. Please see the winning images below. Great job to all who participated.

View “Opioid Crisis: The Local Response”

This presentation, hosted by JM4C and the League of Women Voters, gives insight about what is being done in Rock County to address the opioid crisis. The panel consisted of Erin Davis from JM4C, Brandon Cook (a person in recovery), Officer Dan Schoonover from the Janesville Police Department, Brenda Endthoff from Rock County Human Services and Sarah Bradley from the State of Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

May 14th through May 19th is SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week!

Monday May 14th is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Promotion of Mental Health and Wellness Day.

Do you know how to respond?

Janesville Mobilzing 4 Change offers FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD) and eating disorders.