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APRIL 2019 BY LOIS MAHARG In a few hours I’ll teach my first NAMI class, Family-to-Family. Teaching is not new to me. For 15 years I worked as an ESL instructor, helping adult immigrants and refugees learn English. What IS new for me is the course content: family and caregiver-related aspects of mental health conditionsContinue reading From the Board

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FEBRUARY 2019 BY TYRONE KELSEY NAMI Washtenaw County will be celebrating its 35th anniversary this year! Wow. When you consider how far we’ve come over those years, you see the power of grassroots efforts. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, emerged through the passionate and highly motivating experiences of men and women impacted byContinue reading From the Board

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DECEMBER 2018 BY TYRONE KELSEY Hello, NAMI Washtenaw County! First of all, I’d just like to let you all know that the enormity of being elected president of this organization has brought mixed emotions. On the one hand I’m sobered by the scale and interdependencies of all the connected pieces and parts of what weContinue reading From the Board

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OCTOBER 2018 BY MARK CREEKMORE Our bylaws place a 6-year limit on the board presidency, and my term is completed this fall. We welcome Tyrone Kelsey as the new president. I plan to continue as a board member working with NAMI (on advocacy primarily). I am pleased that NAMI has made such great progress inContinue reading From the Board