Prairie du Chien, WI- May 18, 2023 – The Crossing Rivers Health Foundation and Crossing Rivers Health Behavioral Health team recently donated more than 50 books to the McGregor Public Library. The books were selected by the Crossing Rivers Health Behavioral Health team and feature a variety of topics relevant to both children and adults, including emotions, parenting guidance, and more. Michelle Pettit, Library Director, said, “The McGregor Public Library is grateful for these books for children and adults from Crossing Rivers. This gift provides up-to-date health and wellness books that help people in our communities.” The library in McGregor is one of four libraries to receive a donation of these resources. The funds for the books were raised at the Crossing Rivers Health Foundation’s Golf Classic, held in September of 2022. More than $17,000 was raised for the Behavioral Health program. Funds from the event were also used to establish a scholarship for area high school students entering a social work, behavioral health or similar career field. Crossing Rivers Health joins a number of area organizations working to address the mental and behavioral health needs within our communities and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and mental health. Lacie Anthony, Licensed Professional Counselor at the Crossing Rivers Health Center for Behavioral Health, shared, “Research shows that the more we provide information and talk about mental health, the more people are willing to access help when they need it.” Anthony added, “This donation of books is one way we can empower our community members with helpful information, in the comfort and privacy of their local library.” For more information about the McGregor Public Library, visit www.mcgregor.lib.ia.us. To learn more about the Crossing Rivers Health Foundation or the Center for Behavioral Health, visit crossingrivers.org.
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