Libertyville Health & Mental Wellness

Supporting Happier, Healthier Living for Families and the Community

WELCOME!

Libertyville Health & Mental Wellness (formerly Wildcat Health & Mental Wellness), is an organization that supports our students, families and community members in advocating for positive mental health and overall well-being. Our goal is to build community and support by offering education, resources and connection.  We collaborate with LHS and community partners to further advance the LHS mission: to help students lead happier, healthier and higher-performing lives. 

MEETINGS

Each month, we invite mental health professionals, therapists, experts and guests who share their personal stories to provide insight on different topics. We encourage discussion with Q&A sessions. We will have follow-up small group discussions and wellness workshops.  

Please join us for our monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Location may change each month. Please check monthly email and our Facebook page for up-to-date information.

SEPTEMBER

Suicide Awareness 
Wednesday, September 21 @ 7pm in Studio Theater

September is Suicide Awareness Month and Yellow Ribbon Week for mental health and suicide prevention. Please join us in welcoming Dan Maigler, therapist, high school social worker, podcaster of "Not Allowed to Die", mental health advisor for Paws for Patrick. We will discuss what mental health issues teens and families are currently facing, suicidal ideation, warning signs, what families can do to help one another. 

OCTOBER

Drugs & Alcohol
Wednesday, October 19 @ 7pm in LHS Library

October focuses on drug use prevention and Red Ribbon Week. The Today Show recently showed a segment on the proliferation of fentanyl-laced products including fake candy, Adderall, Xanax, gummies, marijuana, vape pens. Please join us as we welcome Dean Jeske and his son’s story on fentanyl poisoning. Learn what Dean learned in the aftermath of his son’s passing and how to keep each other safer from this poisoning. RSVP or ask for zoom link at LHMW128@gmail.com.

NOVEMBER

Navigating Peer-to-Peer Relationships 
Wednesday, November 16 @ 7pm in Studio Theater

One topic that stood out on our annual survey was navigating, maintaining, and/or letting go of friendships.Come join students, families and community members and watch our teens tackle different peer-to-peer real life situations on social media, peer pressure, feeling isolated, navigating friendships, bullying and more! We’re bringing back therapists Dan Maigler and Melanie delMundo to host and facilitate the discussion. All are welcome!
We will share truths, laughter and learning! RSVP at LHMW128@gmail.com. Sorry no Zoom option will be available for this meeting.

DECEMBER

Cyberbullying 
Wednesday, December 14, Webinar

With the holidays upon us, we will provide webinars on cyberbullying versus meeting in-person. Please email us at LHMW128@gmail.com for the links. If your student or someone you know is being bullied, please reach out and we can talk through it.

SUBSCRIBE TO MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS

For more information, meeting dates, topics and to subscribe to monthly communication, please email us at LHMW128@gmail.com with “Subscribe” in the Subject header. 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Find us on Instagram @LHMW.128 and Facebook at @LHMW128

 

 

Lastly, if you need help, please reach out. We are parents with a compassionate ear and will try to help you find resources. Please email us at LHMW128@gmail.com. LHMW is an organization that serves YOU.