Central Illinois has had a tough go of it lately weather-wise. It started last spring with record flooding, the freak November tornado that destroyed areas of Tazewell and Woodford county and finally the cold and snow that has been a brutal winter. We now find ourselves looking forward to those warmer spring days. Of course with it being spring, we now face tornado preparedness week. For almost all involved in the November tornado, it will be the first time they hear the warning sirens since that horrible November day. No doubt it will trigger some anxiety and memories that people are trying to forget. The mobile wellness program is a member of the tri-county long term recovery committee. We work within the spiritual, emotional and mental health care sub-committee to assist in storm recovery from both the floods and the tornado of last year. A member of our committee, Jori Sparry, from One Counseling and Wellness developed a tip sheet for adults and children about how to work through this week. The committee has also reached out to the Washington school districts to offer support during this week. You can view the document that Jori prepared below. Check back in soon as we will try to keep this blog more updated with information about mental health, behavioral integration, substance use, and soon I'll be writing about Mental Health First Aid.
Corey Campbell is a clinician/trainer with the Human Service Center of Peoria, IL. All thoughts on this blog are representative of only Corey and do not reflect the Human Service Center.