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WAUKEGAN – State Senator Adriane Johnson is uniting with State Representative Rita Mayfield in hosting a Self-Care Health Fair to kick off a six-month-long initiative to provide affordable mental health resources to local residents.

“We had a successful turnout for our Self-Care Health fair, ensuring residents are aware of the resources available in our backyard,” said Johnson (D – Buffalo Grove). “This vital six-month long community service project will continue to connect residents with free therapy services from licensed professionals.”

Licensed therapists will be present March 2 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to provide counsel and resources to the public at the Eleanor Murkey Community Center of College of Lake County, located at 34 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan.

People seeking therapy do not need to make an appointment. Licensed therapists interested in volunteering are encouraged to sign up here.

“There is an increase in need for mental health care, yet many people are unable to afford therapy,” said Johnson. “In hosting the Self-Care Saturdays, we are able to bring awareness and resources to those who need it most.”

Johnson’s office is available to answer questions by calling 847-672-6201 or visiting her website.