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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General Meeting – October 24, 2017

Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance (MMAP) program

Judy Hazle, MI Health Link Project Coordinator, MMAP, Inc.

The MMAP organization provides free local help for people with Medicare.  MMAP counselors help the individual understand their Medicare and Medicaid benefits and also understand any new options that might be available.  The MMAP counselor will help individuals compare plans, apply for Medicaid or a Medicare Savings program, learn how to watch for scams, and much more.

Many of our members have friends or loved ones who have a mental or physical disability and are on both Medicare and Medicaid.  There is a new option in healthcare insurance for those individuals.  It is called MI Health Link.  Judy will present on this as well.  Judy was employed at the Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham Counties for over 23 years and since then retired.  MMAP counselors in your our counties would like to be available for NAMI Metro friends and members.

 

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 Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, 16151 19 Mile Rd. (19 mile rd. & Garfield) in the Medical Office Pavilion, 4th floor, Conference Rooms 4 & 5

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ANNOUNCEMENT – MACOMB FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP CHANGES

Location and date of meeting change:  Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, 16151  19 Mile Rd. in the Medical Office Pavilion, 4th Floor, Conference Rooms 6&7.

Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

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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, September 26, 2017

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

 

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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