Book Review – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

By William Polkowski “All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits,” William James wrote. “Ninety-nine percent of human activity is done out of mere habit.” Charles Duhigg, a graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Business School and winner of numerous awards ­ among them, awards fromContinue reading Book Review – The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

NAMI Programs are now Online

We’re Online!

Online Support Groups  Parents Together – Every Monday from 7-8:30 pm on Zoom – This mental health support group is for parents of children aged 12 to 25 who have contemplated or attempted suicide. Rather than struggle alone with how to get help for your child and yourself, join this group and share effective strategies withContinue reading We’re Online!

All NAMI WC educational programs and support groups are currently suspended.

A Letter From the NAMI WC Executive Director Regarding Educational Programs & Support Groups

Dear NAMI Washtenaw County friends: The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, and community is our number one priority. Accordingly, we have been closely monitoring information and developments regarding the Covid-19 coronavirus. Based on extensive consideration of current public health recommendations and programming options, we have made the very difficult decision to suspendContinue reading A Letter From the NAMI WC Executive Director Regarding Educational Programs & Support Groups

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell with NAMI Washtenaw Executive Director Judy Gardner and Board Member Lois Maharg

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell Recognizes NAMI Washtenaw County in Congressional Commendation

As last-minute preparations were underway for the 2020 Advocacy Gala, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Washtenaw County was recognized on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for the group’s lasting commitment to supporting mental health in the community.  “It was entered into the Congressional Record” on Feb. 21, 2020, said U.S.Continue reading U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell Recognizes NAMI Washtenaw County in Congressional Commendation

From the Board

NOVEMBER 2019 BY MARK CREEKMORE More peers than ever are being used in health and mental health services. Mental health peers are people who have experienced mental health conditions and want to use their experience to help others. Peers are used most to help with complex, chronic conditions, like serious mental illness, substance use disorders,Continue reading From the Board