Health Directions Launches New Website for Community Education & Outreach Program


LaSalle, IL (January 2012)-North Central Behavioral Health Systems, a nonprofit provider of mental health and substance use services in Central and North Central Illinois, announces the launch of its Health Directions Emotional Health and Wellness website.

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Illinois agency achieves multiple goals as it grows telehealth offerings

Mental Health Weekly

A telehealth initiative that began as an effort to improve access to care for some rural residents served by North Central Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. in Illinois, has evolved into meeting numerous other goals for the community mental health organization and its clients.

Mental health counseling available online now


If you need mental health counseling but you can’t visit a therapist in person, there’s an online option now. North Central Behavioral Health Systems is offering it through its Health Directions Division. Director Roger Miskell says you can see the same therapists via web cam and get the same treatment as you would face to face.

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Technology's new role in mental health care


An estimated one in four adults could be diagnosed with a mental health issue. Sometimes they’re related to anxiety, stress, marital issues, depression or substance use. Most go untreated, in part due to the stigma of admitting problems.

A new counseling tool now in use at Health Directions in La Salle may change that.

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