Centerstone Featured in IDHS Video Campaign for Helpline
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, participated in the Illinois Department of Human Services’ new statewide video campaign to bring awareness to the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances. The Illinois Helpline links not only those struggling with opioids use or other substance use but also those affected by substance use disorder with treatment and recovery options.
"Our goal with this video campaign is to continue to reduce stigma by sharing stories of individuals who are in recovery and how substance use disorder can affect us all," said IDHS Secretary Grace B. Hou in a statement. "Through their eyes, we also hope you can see that those affected by substance use disorders can and do have full and rewarding lives."
Centerstone’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Grant Coordinator Mona Miller and MAT RN Diane Hasemeyer are featured in the video, along with Benton Mayor Fred Kondritz, individuals in recovery, other organizations from across the state who are providing treatment and recovery services, Director of the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery Danielle Kirby, and more.
“Recovery is the personal and unique way that a person changes attitudes, feelings, goals, skills or roles to overcome addiction and live a hopeful, productive life,” said Mona Miller, MSW, MAT Coordinator for Centerstone.
The campaign will include TV spots, transit posters, social media ads, and billboard postings across major media markets in Illinois. The videos, including the one featuring Centerstone staff, have been posted to the IDHS YouTube page.
“It is a great reward when you can see people get back their lives,” said Miller. “You can see their physical health change, you can see it in their face, you can see it in their eyes, you can see it in the way they talk with you, and their commitment to treatment. It is great to see.”
Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services. Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. For more information, visit www.centerstone.org.