Healthy Minds for Lincoln County Recognizes November 30 as Meth Awareness Day

Healthy Minds for Lincoln County joins organizations across the state to recognize November 30 as Methamphetamine Awareness Day.

Marshfield Clinic Health System, Northwoods Coalition, and Alliance for Wisconsin Youth in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services encourage organizations and individuals to take action on KNOW METH AWARENESS DAY. This day is an opportunity for everyone in Wisconsin to learn more about the dangers of methamphetamine use and addiction, and what actions can be taken to prevent it.

Meth is becoming more prevalent in Wisconsin and KNOW METH AWARENESS DAY allows the community to work together to help fight this growing epidemic. Continue Reading > >

FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Offered

Healthy Minds for Lincoln County is pleased to announce that the Tomahawk School District will be hosting FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid this November.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • November 27 and 28, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Tomahawk Library Media Center, Room 201
  • 1048 East King Road (Door #6), Tomahawk, WI 54487
  • Instructor: Christine Peterson, M.S.E. Ed.S., Tomahawk School Psychologist

* This is a two-day class. Participants should plan on attending both days. Continue Reading > >

Free Shots for Adults this November

Getting shots is the best way to stay healthy against some diseases. The Lincoln County Health Department is pleased to announce clinics that give free shots to adults who have no health insurance or no coverage for shots this November. This is available due to a special pilot program from the Wisconsin Immunization Program and the CDC.

“Prevention is key to health and adults need to protect themselves from diseases that can cause extreme illness and hospitalization. Continue Reading > >

Carbon Monoxide Threat Grows in Winter

Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Properly Maintained and Working Home Heating Devices Save Lives

Soon our furnaces, fireplaces, and other heating equipment will be getting a work out, and the Lincoln County Health Department wants to remind residents to take action to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. “To prepare for winter weather, Wisconsin residents should ensure that their source of heat and their carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order,” says Meghan Williams, Environmental Health Specialist, Lincoln County Health Department. Continue Reading > >

Healthy Guests: Happy Holidays

Don’t let foodborne illness take the cheer out of your holidays!

Spending holidays with family and friends creates lasting memories. The Lincoln County Health Department reminds everyone to follow basic food safety tips to lower the likelihood that foodborne illness becomes part of your memories. Be mindful of the four important basics of home food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill. Continue Reading > >