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General Meeting Tuesday, February 27, 2018


This presentation will focus on a scientific overview of cognitive training for people with mental health conditions, current limitations, and where the research is headed.

Presenter:  Cynthia Burton is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan and current NAMI Unger Fellow. She completed her training at the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and the Ann Arbor VA before joining the Department of Psychiatry at U-M. Her research focuses on cognitive remediation for people diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including skills training as well as computerized approaches and brain stimulation. Her clinical background is in neuropsychological evaluation for adults and cognitive behavioral therapy for people experiencing psychosis. “Brain Training” has exploded in popularity. But what do we know about how effective these treatments are?

The University of Michigan’s Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program will be present with an informational materials table.

St. John Providence Hospital, Medical Building, 8th Floor 7:00 P.M.

22250 Providence Drive, Southfield, MI

Free parking across from entrance of Medical Building


General Meeting March 27, 2018 – Co-occurring Addiction and PTSD

“Co-occurring Addiction and PTSD”

Stephen R. Wiland, LMSW, ICADC
State of Michigan Licensed Master’s Social Worker, and Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Steve has over 27 years’ experience working with numerous clinically complex populations, including individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, individuals with personality disorders, trauma survivors, juvenile offenders, and County jail inmates. Currently serving as the Director of Foundations Detroit, an outpatient clinic that is part of the nationwide Foundations Recovery Network, Steve previously worked for over 20 years in Michigan’s Community Mental Health system. He also currently teaches in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan and is a popular conference speaker and trainer. Steve’s own lived experience of dual disorders and dual recovery has been a core element informing his clinical practice and teaching work.



NAMI Metro receives AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR AWARD at NAMI Michigan 2017 Dinner

Other NAMI Metro nominees who were recognized as Keys to recovery were:  Milton Mack, Dr. Andrea Kwasky, Dr. Mathew Larson



CRITICAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS Click on this LINK to get valuable information on resources and information regarding college students and mental illnesses. With the pressures facing most people today, it is essential to take your mental health seriously. This is especially true for college students and young people, whose lack of experience in the real world could lead to major mental health issues resulting from stress, overwork, fatigue, or even the onset of a more serious mental illness. In fact, up to 75 percent of college students with possible mental health issues do not seek help for what ails them.

While this resource is meant to provide college students and young people with quality information on maintaining good mental health and identifying mental health issues, it is not meant to take the place of professional advice from a qualified mental health specialist. Anyone who wishes to learn more keeping tabs on their mental health should consider taking this mental health assessment before diving into the resource.



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