Counseling Services to Present "Healthy Relationship" Forum

September 14, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University's Counseling and Consultation Services will sponsor a "Healthy Relationships" forum, presented by Mark Knotte of the Normal Police Department and Vickie Smith of Stepping Stones, on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. in Hansen Student Center, 300 Beecher St., in Bloomington.

The program falls on "It's Time to Talk" Day, a day designed to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence. Created by Liz Claiborne Inc. and Redbook magazine, "It's Time to Talk" Day is recognized by talk radio shows and counseling services across the nation. Paul Charron, chairman and CEO of Liz Claiborne Inc., says, "Domestic violence is a problem that is more common than breast cancer and more insidious than AIDS, yet, by its nature, makes people uncomfortable. Designating September 21 as 'It's Time to Talk' Day is our way of turning this private problem into a social issue that all Americans can work to eliminate."

For more information about "It's Time to Talk" Day visit For additional information regarding the "Healthy Relationships" forum, contact Director of Counseling and Consultation Services Annorah Moorman at (309) 556-3052.

Contact: Teresa Sherman, (309) 556-3181