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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NEW NAMI CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUP COMING TO DOWNRIVER AREA – BEAUMONT HOSPITAL TAYLOR

Beginning August 6, 2018 NAMI Metro is starting 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

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General Meeting Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Stephan F. Taylor, M.D.
Professor, Psychiatry University of Michigan

Communication and mental illness: What to know and what to do

“Serious mental illness, which usually strikes early in life, presents tremendous challenges for families of those affected.

One of the greatest challenge is effective communication, when symptoms of the illness impair communication, and anger and irritability dominate family discussions.

We will review the issues that frequently challenge families and discuss effective strategies to deal with the denial of illness, paranoia and poor motivation.”

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

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ELECTIONS ARE CRITICAL AND YOU NEED TO VOTE

There are some important questions to ask in the process of registering to vote.

DEADLINES

  • Voting Registration Deadline for State Primary:July 9th, 2018
  • State Primary:August 7th, 2018
  • 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?

  1.  Increasing the availability of mental health services and support.
  2. Promoting early intervention for mental illness.
  3. 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:

Oakland Area:http://www.lwvoa.org/

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/

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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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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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