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#WeHealUS Trauma-Informed & Mental Health Justice Summit

April 5, 2023

The Lyons Township Mental Health Commission in conjunction with #WeHealUS, released the following
statement on Tuesday:

“May is Mental Health and Trauma Awareness Month and the Lyons Township Mental Health Commission is
committed to advancing a network of mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services
for creating a healthy community.”

“The Lyons Township Mental Health Commission is honored to host the 1st Annual #WeHealUS
Trauma-Informed & Mental Health Justice Summit, May 17th-19th, 2023. More information and details at The Justice Summit will feature local, state, national and
international governments and organizations that are creating change in the justice system and restoring hope
and healing for a better tomorrow.”

“Change doesn’t happen overnight. However, through education, mindfulness, and healing we can begin to turn the tide in mental health awareness, becoming trauma- informed, understanding ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and move towards a more unified voice in educating, removing silos, creating safer communities, supporting survivors and creating positive environments for change and healing.”

“#WeHealUS is a grassroots effort for the month of May that seeks to amplify the voices of existing
organizations, programs, advocates and local, state and national government and remove silos around Mental
Health and Trauma Awareness. Supporting and networking organizations, bringing awareness and promoting
connection and healing is key because we all are in this together and together #WeHealUS.”

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