Remembering Contessa Fincher

NOVEMBER 2019 Editor’s note: Contessa Fincher, whose volunteer work with NAMI Washtenaw County was greatly admired and appreciated, passed away in her home in Ypsilanti on Aug. 28, 2019. Here is a remembrance of her, written by Bob Nassauer. Following that is Contessa’s own story, which her family members believe Contessa would have liked usContinue reading Remembering Contessa Fincher

From the Board

July 2019 Editor’s Note: This column, a Q & A, is taken from an interview I conducted with Pat Root, now president of NAMI Washtenaw County. LM: Tell me about how and when you first came to NAMI Washtenaw County. PR: I came to NAMI six or seven years ago. I was a client atContinue reading From the Board

Therapeutic Writing: Using the Power of Storytelling to Practice Mindfulness, Heal, and Recover Our Dreams

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