This year, to honor excellence in the field of mental health care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, handed out 26 awards nationwide to highlight exceptional service in the field of mental health care. Two of those awards went to providers in southern Illinois: The SIU School of Medicine, The Trauma Informed Systems of Care Learning Collaborative, The Children's Medical and Mental Health Resource Network in Anna and the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children. In this report, we will hear what this means to rural southern Illinois.
Dr. Matt Buckman is with the Project Connect/Egyptian Public and Mental Health Department and is on the Advisory Board of the Children's Medical and Mental Health Resource Network and can be found at 618-273-3326 or by visiting: http://www.egyptian.org/
Ginger Meyer is the Clinical Director of the Children's Medical and Mental Health Resource Network and can be found at 618-833-6488 or by visiting: http://www.siumed.edu/peds/cmmhrn/
Glenn Poshard and his wife Jo, are the founders of the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children. To learn more about the foundation visit: http://www.poshardfoundation.org/