Recovery Month

Recovery Month

September 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month. That is three decades of spreading the message, “treatment is effective, and people can and do recover every day”.  Throughout the years, Recovery Month has promoted and supported new evidence-based...
See Suicide Behaviors in a New Light

See Suicide Behaviors in a New Light

Northwest Passage staff are all too familiar with the pain and fear associated with suicide and self-harm, as many of our residents have experiences with suicidal thoughts and/or attempts. We wanted to take a moment to honor the spirit behind National Suicide...
Don’t Wait. Vaccinate!

Don’t Wait. Vaccinate!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the start of school is just around the corner, so it’s a great time to look up you and your child’s immunization records to make sure everyone is up to date on recommended vaccinations.  When immunizations are given...
School is Here, Are They Ready?

School is Here, Are They Ready?

No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s always a back-to-school checklist of to-dos. Help your children start – and continue – the new school year in good health by adding a visit to your family doctor to the list. Whether it’s their...
Summer Blooms

Summer Blooms

Summer is a great time to go outside and enjoy the sunshine, take a swim, or spend time near local water sources but there are a few things people should do to protect themselves and their pets from water illnesses.  We all like to enjoy our neighboring lakes in the...
End Childhood Hunger

End Childhood Hunger

Childhood hunger is often something we think of as happening somewhere else. The truth is, childhood hunger is a real issue right here in the United States and even more close to home…right here in Wisconsin. One in five children in the state are dealing with food...
Quitting Tobacco: You can do it!

Quitting Tobacco: You can do it!

Do you smoke or use chewing tobacco? Rarely a day goes by without a magazine, newspaper, or TV news report carrying a message about tobacco-related medical problems — the dangers of lung disease, cancer, heart problems and low-birth weight babies. Perhaps you even...