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Young Adult Personal Stories Series

Shannon’s Story I’m thirty-three years old, a special education teacher, behavioral therapist, softball coach, volleyball coach, tennis player, and lover of poetry and rap and hip-hop. I live with comorbid, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Here is a summary of my life before I go into greater detail. I attended Columbia CentralContinue reading Young Adult Personal Stories Series

Helpful Mental Health Resources for the Covid-19 Pandemic

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

A NAMI Parent’s Essay

Letting Go I had a lovely conversation with my daughter as I drove her to the Speedway gas station to get a vape refill, then to a friend’s house where she had left her bike the night before, because we didn’t want her riding it at night, especially stoned, which happens often these days. ThisContinue reading A NAMI Parent’s Essay

Family-to-Family and Peer-To-Peer Suggested Reading

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

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Focus on Advocacy

By Mark Creekmore New Opportunities for Mental Health Advocacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic   The COVID-19 pandemic has unsettled us all, and it has also created four new advocacy opportunities to make a difference for mental health. Mental Health Matters (MHM), NAMI Washtenaw County’s advocacy program, has divided into four subgroups, and we need yourContinue reading Focus on Advocacy