Announcements

Welcome to our Announcements page.  This page is intended to highlight some interesting and eventful NEWS and to communicate current information to our website followers.  Please come back regularly to visit our site and view updates and announcements.

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ANNOUNCEMENT – NEW MACOMB CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUP

Designed for individuals who are dealing with mental health conditions.  This is a free peer run support group.  This group now meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, 15855 19 Mile Rd. (19 mile rd. & Garfield) in the Medical Office Pavilion, 4th floor, Conference Room 2

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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

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General Meeting – Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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

NeuroStar, Dr. Guy will be presenting on Transcranbial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

We are pleased to have NeuroStar back to discuss how much TMS has grown and how the coverage for this treatment has increased, including coverage through medicare.

 

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Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Training for Families of Those with Serious Mental Illness

NAMI Metro General Meeting:  Tues., Sept. 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at St. John Providence Hospital Medical Bldg., Southfield

Michigan AOT law began in 2005. In February 2017, revisions to the law (adopted in 2016) took effect.

AOT (also known as “Kevin’s Law”) is designed to connect persons with untreated serious mental illness to outpatient services and supports. An individual does not have to be judged in immediate crisis for AOT services to be provided.

What is the rationale for AOT?  How did the law initially work?  What changes did the Legislature make in 2016?  How can you access AOT for your loved ones?  What does an AOT order cover?  What can you do if an AOT order isn’t being followed?

 Presenter: Mark Reinstein, President & CEO, Mental Health Assn. in Mich.

Dr. Reinstein was significantly involved with Michigan’s first AOT law in 2005 and the revisions enacted by the Legislature in 2016.

 There is no charge to attend this educational event

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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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