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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Most adults in the US who consume alcohol drink moderately and without complications. At the same time, alcohol-related problems are among the most significant public health issues in the country. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) affects about 15-million adults in the United States, and an estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related ...read more

March is Self-Harm Awareness Month

There are countless ways that people deal with pain, trauma, mental illness, and the challenges of life. One way that people, especially adolescents and young adults, try to regain control and find release is through physical self-harm. However, this habit can become cyclical and difficult to manage. But there IS ...read more

Sinnissippi Centers Offers Scholarships

Sinnissippi Centers is offering up to three $1,000.00 college scholarships for individuals seeking a career in the human service field. Information has been shared now with high school counseling staff in Sinnissippi Centers’ service area: Carroll, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, and Whiteside Counties. “Our College Scholarship Program is available exclusively to those ...read more

Sinnissippi Centers New Sensory Room

Sinnissippi Centers’ Rochelle office now has a sensory room that can be used for clients of all ages. Sensory rooms are spaces that have been specifically designed to give an immersive sensory experience for people with a variety of needs. The size and features of a sensory space will differ ...read more

Stacie Kemp Appointed President & CEO of Sinnissippi Centers

Behavioral healthcare leader Stacie Kemp, MSW, LCSW, has been named President & CEO of Sinnissippi Centers, a community based behavioral healthcare center that provides quality care to Illinois residents of Carroll, Lee, Ogle, Whiteside, and Stephenson Counties. Since September of 2023, Kemp has been acting as Sinnissippi’s Interim President & CEO. ...read more

December is Impaired Driving Awareness Month

During the holidays, traditionally, there are celebrations with family and friends, with coworkers, and other activities. As a result, travel increases accordingly on America's roadways. Unfortunately, traffic related deaths also increase between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That’s why the month of December has been designated National Impaired Driving Prevention Awareness ...read more

Transforming Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

In late September, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced that it has awarded $127.7 million to expand Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) across the country. Sinnissippi Centers is one recipient of this CCBHC expansion grant. “Certified ...read more

September is an Important Awareness Month

September is a very important awareness month for the public and for behavioral healthcare. It is both Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Millions of Americans are impacted by substance use disorders, mental illnesses, and suicide each year. Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors ...read more

Sinnissippi Leadership in Transition

(Dixon, IL)  Sinnissippi Centers will be going through a transition in leadership in the coming days and weeks. Current President/CEO Patrick Phelan will depart the agency on September 1st and current VP/Chief Operating Officer Stacie Kemp will serve as interim CEO during a search process to find a new President/Chief Executive ...read more

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

(Dixon, IL)  May is Mental Health Month. During May, Sinnissippi Centers is committed to raising awareness about mental health and encouraging individuals to take care of their emotional wellbeing. Our theme, “You Matter, Mental Health Matters” focuses on valuing individuals and their mental health and increasing awareness about mental wellness. “Everyone has ...read more

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