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General Meeting October 23, 2018 (7:00 p.m.)
Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus, Medical Bldg. 8th Floor
22250 Providence Drive, Southfield
Lucinda (Cindy) Kanczuzewski, MA, Med, LPC
Cindy is an active NAMI Metro member, serving on the board, facilitating the Royal Oak Family Support Group and an Ending the Silence Presenter to Middle and High School students. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and worked for many years for Detroit Public Schools counseling high school students.
Aria Waple is a second-year medical student at Wayne State University and an active NAMI Metro member. She is one of NAMI Metro Ending the Silence Presenters to Middle and High School students.
NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental illness.
NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include a lead presenter (Lucinda (Cindy) Kanczuzewski) who shares an informative presentation and a young adult (Aria Waple) with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.
Why Ending the Silence Matters
NEW NAMI CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUP FOR DOWNRIVER AREA – BEAUMONT HOSPITAL TAYLOR
NAMI Metro has a new NAMI Connection Support Group for the Downriver Community. Meetings will be held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Meetings will be held at Beaumont Hospital – Taylor, 10000 Telegraph Rd., Taylor, MI 48180. Meeting will be held in Conference Room 1 (CR1) across from the administration offices.
NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. NAMI Connection groups are:
- Free and Confidential
- Held twice a month
- Designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model
- Led by trained facilitators living in recovery themselves.
For more information contact Jennifer at (734) 881-0935
General Meeting Tuesday, October 23, 2018
St. John Providence Hospital Medical Building 8th Floor at 22250 Providence Drive, Southfield, MI
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Parking across from main entrance to Medical Building
ELECTIONS ARE CRITICAL AND YOU NEED TO VOTE
There are some important questions to ask in the process of registering to vote.
- The first is: Am I eligible to vote?
- The next question would be: How do I register?
- Or: Am I already registered?
- Or: Would an absentee ballot be best for me?
- Voting Registration Deadline for State General Election:October 9th, 2018
- State General Primary: November 6th, 2018
Here is another link to more important voter information
“NAMI’s advocacy has helped shaped laws, increased funding and promoted research to address injustice facing people with mental health needs. NAMI members have an opportunity in the 2018 midterm and general election to vote more mental health champions into office. From now until Election Day, reach out to candidates and help to raise awareness of mental health issues by sharing your stories and views. The goal in your talks is not to convert them, it’s to converse with them.
NAMI is a nonpartisan; nonprofit organization and we seek only to educate politicians. When speaking with a candidate, share a fact and let the person know how important mental health care is to you. Instead of asking yes/no questions, ask questions that give the candidate an opportunity to reveal their thoughts and share their vision for improving mental health care. Here are three policy ideas that can help you identify if a person is a MH champion”. Where do they stand on the following three policies?
- Increasing the availability of mental health services and support.
- Promoting early intervention for mental illness.
- Ending the jailing of people with mental illness.
” You can reach out to candidates easily by visiting the League of Women Voters (LWV) website listed below. The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. By using the following link, you can find your local LWV in your part of Michigan. The next step is to click on “Candidate Forums’ to locate where and when candidates will be available for questions and answers.
Your participation in speaking to candidates will enable you to be an active advocate for mental health care in Michigan and continue the progress we have made for our loved ones.”
These are the links:
Troy Area: http://www.lwvtroyarea.org/
Dearborn-Dearborn Heights Area: https://lwvddh.org/
Detroit Area: http://www.lwvdetroit.org/
Macomb Area: https://www.facebook.com/LWVMacombCounty/
Northwest Wayne County: http://www.lwvnww.org/
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
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.