The Josselyn Center's Spring Benefit: 'Navigating the New Normal: Prioritizing Mental Health Post-Pandemic'

Updated 5/10/2021 8:44 AM

The Josselyn Center will host a virtual Spring Benefit on Thursday, May 20th from 1:00-2:00 CST, featuring a talk lead by Lucy McBride, MD entitled "Navigating the New Normal: Prioritizing Mental Health Post-Pandemic." All donations from this event will support The Josselyn Center's child, adolescent, and young adult services.

Tickets for the Spring Benefit are $75 and include a reservation to the Zoom talk with Dr. Lucy McBride, access to the raffle and silent auction, and a goody box to thank you for attending. Tickets can be purchased at


Dr. Lucy McBride is a practicing internist in Washington, D.C., who believes in treating the entire person - that mental and physical health should be addressed in tandem. Her goal is to reduce the stigma around mental health and give people hope, information and direction to better advocate and improve their whole health. Over the course of the pandemic, Dr. McBride's newsletter has become a trusted source of for real-time, fact-based information, advice, and commentary to help people assess their ongoing vulnerability, manage their physical and mental health, mitigate COVID risks and better understand vaccines, variants and evolving public health recommendations.

All proceeds will support The Josselyn Center's child, adolescent, and young adult services as the need for mental health care has only increased since the start of the pandemic. The potential long-term consequences of persistent stress and trauma are particularly serious for those 6 to 24 years old, Generation Z. The need is great, and action is required to prevent a more serious, widespread mental health crisis in the community. Josselyn is expanding its child, adolescent, and young adult programs to serve the growing behavioral health needs of our community.

About The Josselyn Center- Founded 70 years ago with a focus on affordable, accessible mental health services for children and families, The Josselyn Center's mission is to provide mental health care for clients, hope for families, and healing for communities. Using a sliding fee scale, Josselyn serves people of all backgrounds, delivering the kind of care that transforms and saves lives. With your support, The Josselyn Center currently treats over 2,200 clients in over 90 communities across Cook and Lake Counties.

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