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Mental Health Services & Resources Available for Those Impacted by the Marengo Home Explosion

Press Release

Post Date:06/19/2017

Although the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency is helping coordinate relief measures through the Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois, the McHenry County Mental Health Board and its partners acknowledge that additional mental health resources may be necessary for those impacted by the event.

As the investigation of the explosion is set to begin on Tuesday, June 20th, it is very likely that some victims of the incident may experience additional or exacerbated feelings of grief and stress. Therefore, local crisis workers will be stopping by the investigation site periodically to offer their expertise and availability.

Speaking on behalf of the local mental health system, Mental Health Board Executive Director Scott Block said “Together, we wish to provide access to any additional mental health counseling services or resources necessary to help individuals deal with any grief and stress concerns that stem from the event.”

If you or a loved one are in need of mental health counseling services or resources to help cope with the aftermath of the event, please contact the McHenry County Crisis Line at 800-892-8900 or the McHenry County Mental Health Board at 815-455-2828.

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