Marshall, IL -(Effingham Radio)- July 30, 2018: On July 26, 2018 the group 100 Women Who Care Marshall, Illinois meet. 100 Women Who Care is a group that of women who care deeply about their community. A 100 WWC group gathers 4 times a year for a one-hour meeting and each member writes a $100 check to the charity that the group selects. This combined donation makes a real impact, without time consuming fundraising events and planning. The mission and hope of 100 WWC is to provide for those in greatest need in the local community.
This quarters winner was adult Mental Health First Aid. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid help you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis. In the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course, you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, trategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, also where and how to turn for help. Mental Health is an area that is gaining attention across the country and is desperately needing additional resources and training. This is a very good start in continuing to train our entire communities on ways they can help and be useful in addressing the current issues. Opioid addiction and overdose is a very real issue beginning to affect our nation and specifically our immediate community. Instructors will be required to be training in a new Opioid response Supplement which will also begin to address an additional safety hazard and concern we are beginning to face locally. In the last year and a half, Derrick Sanders has been part of a team working with a grant from the federal government training people in Youth Mental Health First Aid, he has facilitated or co-facilitated 39 trainings resulting in 677 individuals first aiders being trained. The goal is to get Sanders trained as an Adult Mental Health First Aid instructor and to continue educating residents, specific demographics with pertinent classes tailored to their specific needs.
If you would like to send a donation to Adult Mental Health First Aid, you can send a check to: HRC c/o Adults Mental Health, 118 E. Court Street, Paris, IL 61944 To join 100 WWC, attend the next meeting October 25, 2018 at 7pm at the Marshall Public Library. You can join individually or create a team of no more than 4. The team option was created just for Marshall, so that everyone can be included in making an impact. The team can only nominate 1 organization, have 1 vote and write 1 check. The goal is to have 100 membership forms! Hope to see you at the next meeting! 100WWC has meet a total of 14 times since its first meeting in May of 2015 and made a local impact of over $47,000 to local organizations.