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Lake Cty, IL: Presentation on children's mental health; one in five kids affected

May 15, 2018, Chicago Tribune: Dealing with mental health issues the focus of Lake County presentations http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-mental-health-counseling-st-0516-story.html Teenagers, parents and health advocates learned about warning signs and how to seek help for someone experiencing mental illness during the first of two public events scheduled this month at the Lake County Health Department. Heath educator Sandra Gomez led the presentation last week and will be giving the same presentation in Spanish from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Lake County Health Department offices at 3010 Grand Ave. in Waukegan…. According to NAMI Lake County, one in five children in the U.S. will experience a mental health condition, and stigma is one reason why families won’t seek help available from places such as the county's mental health department, which offers a number of therapy treatments and resources. A Round Lake mother of two young daughters who said she went through a “what will people say” phase when her now 19-year-old began showing signs of depression and anxiety. But the woman knew to act when her daughter started to cut herself....