By Susan Todoroff and Bob Nassauer Washtenaw County Resources Washtenaw Community Mental Health Youth & Family Services Requests for services can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling Access at 734-544-3050 or 1-800-440-7548. Or Dial 2-1-1.Website: ewashtenaw.org Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) Phone: 734-936-5900 Website: psych.med.umich.edu/patient-care/psychiatric-emergency-service/ St. Joseph Mercy Hospital AnnContinue reading Helpful Mental Health Resources for the Covid-19 Pandemic
These are some of the books and workbooks that are used in NAMI Washtenaw’s Family-to-Family and Peer-to-Peer educational classes. Family-to-Family Bibliography Overcoming Depression (3rd Edition, 1997) by Demitri F. Popolos and Janice Popolos. Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manual (7th Edition, 2019), by E. Fuller Torrey, MD. Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder forContinue reading Family-to-Family and Peer-To-Peer Suggested Reading
July 2019 By Madeline Strong Diehl Editor’s note: Madeline Strong Diehl is an award-winning poet and playwright who lives in Ann Arbor with her husband. Her therapeutic writing programs are designed as peer-to-peer workshops, integrating her knowledge and skills from more than three decades as an essayist and professional magazine writer and editor, along withContinue reading Therapeutic Writing: Using the Power of Storytelling to Practice Mindfulness, Heal, and Recover Our Dreams
FEBRUARY 2019 Note: Our thanks to NAMI for allowing us to republish this article from the NAMI website: nami.org/find-support/living-with-a-mental-health-condition/romantic-relationships. When you’re living with a mental health condition, you may wonder whether or not to talk about it with your significant other. And if you’re single, you may wonder if having a mental health condition rulesContinue reading Is Romance in the Offing? NAMI Offers Advice
DECEMBER 2018 BY LOIS MAHARG Looking for assistance with a mental health condition? If you’ve got access to the internet, resources are close at hand. While not recommended as a substitute for professional help, said Dr. Sagar V. Parikh, a physician with the University of Michigan Depression Center, resources from the internet can supplement therapy.Continue reading Internet Resources for Mental Health
DECEMBER 2018 BY LOIS MAHARG Years ago I worked as a reporter on a small town newspaper, and one day at the water cooler a colleague suggested taking a mental health day. “A mental health day?” the editor called out from his office in a sarcastic tone of voice. “What’s that?” I vowed then neverContinue reading Mental Illness on the Job: Conceal It or Reveal It?