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In times of crisis, like the one we face now, it’s especially important to support mental health. Studies show that one in five adults experience mental illness, yet less than half receive the support they need.
Many individuals do not seek mental health treatment because of a lack of resources or the feared stigma attached to mental illness.
You can help United Way of Champaign County change the conversation around mental health in our communities.
A pair of Community Initiative Grants have been awarded by United Way of Champaign County’s Board of Directors. The grants, which total $300,000 over 3 years, address two issues that have risen up in our community: access to affordable dental care and emergency sheltering.
The loss of an immediate family member is one of the most difficult challenges we can face in life.
After a major loss, such as the death of a spouse or child, studies show up to a third of people will suffer negative effects on their physical or mental health.
United Way of Champaign County acquires Bottom Line Diaper Bank
Program will expand reach thanks to donation from Christie Clinic
August 5, 2019
United we fight for everyone in our community to have access to quality, affordable physical and mental healthcare.
The months of July and August in Champaign County are filled with sweet corn, the county fair, family reunions … and often, oppressive heat and humidity.
During a heat wave, those at highest risk are senior citizens, the very young, physically impaired, and people who are on certain medications that impair the body’s ability to regulate temperature. Heat stroke is serious and can be life-threatening.
Here’s some tips to help beat the heat.
March 1, 2017 -- Youth in Champaign County have a new substance abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) thanks to Rosecrance Champaign/Urbana and a $20,000 Special Opportunities grant from United Way of Champaign County.
We all know daily exercise helps keep our weight down, improves heart health, and builds muscle. Recent studies have begun to suggest that frequent exercise can also help keep your brain strong and healthy and reduce the risk of age-related cognitive issues.