Community Mental Health Advisory Committee
April 30, 5–6 p.m.
St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, Atrium A & B Conference Rooms, Chelsea, MI
This newly formed committee will make recommendations on how to use funds to promote mental health in Washtenaw County following the mental health-public safety millage passed in November. Everyone is invited to attend and share insights, stories, and ideas that will help the committee decide how the money should be used.
Twitter Chat to Discuss Teen Depression
Thursday, May 3, 3–4 p.m.
In recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the National Institute of Mental Health is hosting a Twitter chat on depression in teens. Two mental health professionals from NIMH will describe depression and discuss the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options for teens. They will also answer listeners’ questions. Use #NIMHchats to follow the conversation.
NAMI Michigan 2018 Annual State Conference
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme, MI
There’s still time to register for this 3-day affair offering presentations and workshops on a host of issues touching the mental health community: integrated healthcare; gubernatorial candidates’ views on mental healthcare; the decriminalization of mental illness; fund-raising; crisis intervention; adverse early childhood experience; and more. Register here.
“Suicide: The Ripple Effect”
May 15, 7:30 p.m.
Goodrich Quality 16, 3686 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, together with several other community stakeholders (including NAMI Washtenaw), is hosting a documentary film about suicide. Tickets cost $12. Purchase them here. Limited seating is available.
“Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain”
June 26, 7–9 p.m.
Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
The Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program and the AADL will screen this 60-minute docmentary about bipolar disorder and cutting-edge research efforts to understand and treat it. The research director will be on hand to field questions from the audience after the screening.