From the Board

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

Mental Health Challenges: What Should Christians Do?

FEBRUARY 2019 BY LOIS MAHARG NAMI Washtenaw has made presentations at faith-based venues before. But 2019 began with something new: NAMI Washtenaw conducted a series of four interactive workshops called “A Christian’s Response to Mental Health Challenges” at the First United Methodist Church of Saline, where Darlene Wetzel is a member of the congregation. “DarleneContinue reading Mental Health Challenges: What Should Christians Do?

Free NAMI eBook Available Now

FEBRUARY 2019 Imagine this situation: A family member is suddenly experiencing a mental health crisis and you need to know how to help that person right away. NAMI has a Family-to-Family course but the next class is several weeks away. Where can you turn for the immediate assistance you need? A new program coming toContinue reading Free NAMI eBook Available Now

Upcoming Events

FEBRUARY 2019 Resilience Rally Friday, March 1, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103 This event, free of charge, is for early childhood professionals in Washtenaw County who want to learn to build resilience in young children and themselves. The rally will include positive, fun connection activitiesContinue reading Upcoming Events

Is Romance in the Offing? NAMI Offers Advice

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