Trauma and Stress: The Impact on the Mental Health of Youth and Adults – (Part 3 of an Educational Video Series)

UW Madison-Extension of Forest County is partnering with the Community Coalition of Forest County and its many members to offer activities and education to all age groups and cultures in our diverse county to improve the health and well-being of our residents with a focus on substance abuse prevention and building resiliency.  

Check out the third video in the 4-part Mental Health and Substance Use educational series – “What About Trauma”.

Two local Behavioral Health providers, Linda Chasteen and Angela Jacobsen discuss the many different forms of trauma and some of the behaviors that may be indicate someone is experiencing negative effects related to previous trauma. Angela and Linda share some treatment approaches, resources and give hope for those on a journey towards well-being. 

Look for the entire 4-part video series featuring conversations with Forest County professionals who will share their knowledge, experience, and resources.  

- Mental Health and Mental Illness Basics (released in July) with Lynn McCorkle and Mary Thornton  

- Understanding Addiction (released in September) with Brian Schultz  

- Trauma and Stress: The Impact on the Mental Health of Youth and Adults with Linda Chasteen and Angela Jacobsen

- Prevention Efforts in Forest County.  

The videos are posted at both the U.W. Madison-Division of Extension - Forest County and the Community Coalition of Forest County websites.  

Learn more about the current and upcoming programs and services of UW-Madison Division of Extension Forest County at http://forest.extension.wisc.edu or call 715.478-7797.   

Understanding Addiction – (Part 2 of an Educational Video Series)

U.W. Madison-Extension of Forest County is partnering with the Community Coalition of Forest County and its many members  to offer activities and education to all age groups and cultures in our diverse county to improve the health and well-being of our residents with a focus on substance abuse prevention and building resiliency.  

Check out the second video in the 4-part Mental Health and Substance Use educational series. Part 2 focuses on brain science as it relates to addiction. This video features Brian Schultz, a retired pharmacist from Forest county with his science-based perspective on how the brain is involved in the development of addiction and substance use problems. 

Look for the entire 4-part video series featuring conversations with Forest County professionals who will share their knowledge, experience, and resources.  

- Mental Health and Mental Illness Basics (released in July) with Lynn McCorkle and Mary Thornton  

- Understanding Addiction (released in September) with Brian Schultz  

- Trauma and Stress its Impact on Youth and Adults (Sept. release) TBD  

- Wellness and Stress Reduction (Sept. release) TBD  

The videos are posted at both the U.W. Madison-Division of Extension -Forest County and the Community Coalition of Forest County websites.  

Learn more about the current and upcoming programs and services of UW-Madison Division of Extension Forest County at http://forest.extension.wisc.edu or call 715.478-7797.   

Extension Partners with the Community Coalition of Forest County

In a 4-part video series offered by the Community Coalition of Forest County we are focusing on:

-understanding mental health and mental illness

-understanding addiction and current drug use trends in Forest County and Wisconsin

-understanding trauma and stress its impact on youth and adults

-wellness and stress reduction activities and local mental health resources.

We will be calling on local people and professionals from Forest County to share their knowledge, experience, and resources. In this first video of this series Lynn McCorkle of Crandon and Mary Thornton of Laona help us to understand the components of mental health and recognize signs that we or others in our life are struggling and may need help