Mental Health Awareness Month began in the United States in 1949 by the Mental Health Awareness organization (then known as the National Association for Mental Health). Each year in mid-March Mental Health America releases a toolkit of materials to guide preparation for outreach activities during Mental Health Awareness Month. During the month of May, Mental Health America, its affiliates, and other organizations interested in mental health conduct a number of activities which are based on a different theme each year.
Message to the Community from State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross Regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus
It is a blessing and a privilege and an honor to serve as State's Attorney of Winnebago County. I am asking for your help to keep the community sage during the Corona Virus pandemic. How can you help? By staying home except for essential services. Both President Trump and Governor Pritzker have requested that all of us comply with the stay at home order to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus. It is inconvenient, it is unprecidented, but it is absolutely necessary and your compliance will save lives. Even thouth you may not have any symptoms, you would inadvertently transfer the virus to those you interact with. Wouldn't it be devastating to discover that you were the carrier who transmitted COVID-18 to someone who became ill and died? We know that the virus needs a host. Don;t let the host be you. We must consider the safety of others, our health care providers, our first responders, and our health care facilities. We do not want to over burden them beyond their resources. My plea to you is simple: stay safe, stay home and save lives! For we are stronger apart and we stand together apart.
I encourage you to "be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid...for the Lord thy God is with thee, he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee!" Deuteronomy 31:6
God bless you, God bless Winnebago County, God bless the great State of Illinos, and God Bless America.