Thanks to all those who came out to our Trauma Center Town
Hall Meeting. Over 100 community members, students, doctors, nurses, faith
leaders and others came out. At the meeting residents expressed frustration and
anger over the lack of a south side trauma center, this anger however was
matched by the energy and excitement to do something to change this.
At the meeting the University of Chicago Hospital committed
to meet with us again and to participate in a meeting with Advocate Trinity and
other Hospitals to discuss a collaborative trauma center. State Senator Mattie
Hunter committed to hold a hearing on the issue. US Congressman Bobby Rush’s
staff committed to continue fighting for legislation to get funding for trauma
care. And Alderman Willie Cochran committed to support our efforts.
Our next steps are to continue growing our base of
supporters by doing outreach, including this Saturday October 12th
meet at the STOP office at 10am 602 E 61st ST. We will also be organizing a Trauma Center Coalition meeting
and organizing an action in the coming month. So stay tuned! Trauma Center Now!
Do you want to learn about mental health issues that may affect your congregation?
Do you want to learn more about mental health resources in Chicago?
Do you want to network with other faith leaders to help plan to Heal Chicago? We will meet one Saturday a month from February to December for two hours and have mental health professionals as well as survivors present information on common mental health issues and approaches and resources for treatment. October 19, 2013: Nutrition and Mental Health
Winner’s Circle Christian Church, 3400 West 79th Street Chicago, IL 60652 773 726-9875
Our mental health is affected by the foods we eat. A person's food intake affects mood, behavior nutrient intake can alter both brain chemistry and the functioning of nerves in the brain. Deficiencies or excesses of certain vitamins or minerals can damage nerves in the brain, causing changes in memory, limiting problem-solving ability, and impairing brain function. The many communities that have