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February is “National Heart Month

"Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds.  Cardiovascular disease is
responsible for a death every 40 seconds. Eat right, exercise sensibly, stop smoking.
  A heart is more than a valentine
 
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February 2

 
DBSA (Depression & Bipolar Alliance) meeting the first and third Friday of each month to discuss issues and steps toward Recovery, 6pm-730pm; Our Place Drop-In Center, 12285 Dixie Street, Redford 48239; call 313 543-3393 for information 

February 2

Community Baby Pantry, free baby items for parents; car seats, baby gates, carriers, and more; parent and 1 family member may attend.  11am-1pm or until all items are gone.  Northeast Guidance Center, 20303 Kelly Road, Harper Woods, 48225. Questions call 313 308-1400

February 5

NAMI Eastside Support Group, an informal meeting to network and discuss mental health issues and supports, and innovative steps toward recovery.  Each month, the 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7pm.  Henry Ford Cottage Hospital, 159 Kercheval Grosse Pointe Farms; contact Barb 313 886-8004

February 5

Puzzle Parents Program, a parent-driven support group for practical solutions for families with children on the autism sprctrum.  1st & 3rd Monday of each month; 6pm-8pm. Free.  St. Stephen’s Church, 2803 1st Street, Wyandotte, 48192.  Info:  Mimi’s Mission 844 439-6464 

February 8
 
Wellness Self-Management, all about mental health, recovery, barriers and how to overcome them.  Wellness conversation in a friendly informal setting.  Every Thursday from noon to 1pm.  Our Place Drop in Center, 12285 Dixie St., Redford 48239.  Info call 313 543-3393
 
February 9
 
Personalized Nursing LIGHT House “A New Year, A New You,” a renewal for women in 2018!  Fashion makeovers, manicures, workshops, raffles, inspirational speakers and more.  Free, 9am-4pm.  Doubletree by Hilton, 5801 Southfield Fwy., Dearborn, 48128
 
February 10
 
NAMI Metro Support Group, every 2nd Saturday of each month. 12:30pm-3pm; Sacred Heart Activities Building, 3451 Rivard Detroit 48207 (Eastern Market area, I-75 & Mack).  Call Zoe Williams 313 784-9391
 
February 10
 
Family Health Clinic, every 2nd Saturday.  Free dental services, blood work, free healthy food items. 10am-4pm;  Islamic Institute of Knowledge, 6345 Schaefer Road, Dearborn 48126
 
February 13
 
ACC Network Clubhouse “The Wise Decision Wellness Program,” come exercise, get healthy, get fit!  All DWMHA adult members who can build “The Wise Decision” into their IPOS are welcome. Increase energy, build strength, and learn about nutrition. Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm. ACC, 62 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48203.  Approval from case worker required.
 
February 14
 
Hearing Voices Network, a time and place to talk about hearing voices, without fear or judgment.  Mutual support, friendship and exploring your experiences.  Every Wednesday, 12:30pm.  Our Place Drop-In, 12285 Dixie St., Redford 48239; www.hearingvoicesusa.org
 
February 15
 
Human Trafficking Awareness & What to Do, understanding the crime of human trafficking and how to provide assistance to victims. 8:30am-430pm.  Free including lunch but registration mandatory. Oakland Community Health Network, 5505 Corporate Drive,  Troy 48098  Also available March 22.  Register: oaklandchn.org, then select the training link.
 
February 15
 
Becoming a Strong Self-Advocate, free training on how to successfully advocate for yourself and others.  Guest: Brett Williams for the Developmental Disability Council. 10am;  RSVP: blake4perrymanor@gmail.com or call 734 796-5460
 
February 15
 
Kids-TALK Children Advocacy Center Lunch & Learn, informal brown bag luncheon with light refreshments, guest speaker: “Human Trafficking: Identifying & Helping Victims of Modern Day Slavery.”  Noon-1pm; CAC Carriage House, 40 E. Ferry Street, east of Woodward, Detroit 48202; RSVP: Karen Caudill kcaudill@guidance-center.org
 
February 15
 
Families Against Narcotics, meeting with guest speaker, Dr. Carl Christensen: “What Causes a Person to Become Addicted and How to Overcome That Addiction”, free.  6:30pm, with food and beverages at 6pm.  Turning Point Clubhouse, 1605 Fort, near Southfield Rd, Lincoln Park 48146
 
February 16
 
Persons Points of View Newsletter Meeting, member-run newsletter that focuses on current events and health issues that affect our mental health community.  All writers and interested guests welcome!  2pm-3pm.At the Authority, 707 W. Milwaukee, Detroit 48208. Call Mike Shaw, 313 344-9099 extension 3039
 
 
February 20
 
Youth MOVE Detroit Advisory Council, for ages 14-25.  Help make suggestions and decisions that impact services provided youth in Detroit and Wayne County. Training opportunities; Free. Today and every 3rd Tuesday; 5pm-630pm; Children’s Center, 79 West Alexandrine, Detroit 48201
 
February 28
 
Pastries With a Purpose, casual continental breakfast meeting to learn about New Center’s behavioral health services.  Free but registration required.  New Center Community Services, 2051 West Grand Blvd, Detroit 48208.  Contact: Jennifer 313 961-3047
 
March 1 & 2
 
2 Day WRAP Training (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), learn how to develop your own recovery plan and help others.  For people receiving mental health services.  $50. Including training materials, snacks, lunch.  Resource & Crisis Center, 1200 Telegraph Rd. #32E, Pontiac, 48341. To register: www.oaklandchn.org then click on ‘training.
 
March 5-9
 
5-Day Wellness Recovery Action Plan, become a Copeland Certified WRAP facilitator.  $125., including training materials, lodging, and meals.   For Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Peer Recovery Coaches.  Must have already completed the 2-day WRAP workshop.  Ralph A. McMullen Conference Center, 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon 48653. Call Rebecca for details 517 335-2279
 
March 5-6
 
Emotional CPR Training, help transform anger into passion and strength; $75., including training materials, lodging and meals. For Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Peer Recovery Coaches. Ralph A. McMullen Conference Center, 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon 48653. Call Rebecca for details 517 335-2279 Registration through February 19th
 
March 7-8
 
Recovery Story Archeology, learn how to listen for people’s goals, barriers and self-talk to make a connection and provide hope; $75., including training materials, lodging and meals.  For Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Recovery Coaches.  Ralph A. McMullen Conference Center, 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon 48653.  Call Rebecca for details 517 335-2279.  Registration through February 19th
 
March 28
 
 
Inclusion Conference, hosted by the Arc Community Advocates and dedicated to support the needs and build better lifestyles for people with developmental disabilities; 830am-5pm. WMU Fetzer Center, 3901 Emerald Drive, Kalamazoo 49001. Free, but registration required.  Contact LaTaynia Conant at 269 342-9801 or lconant@community advocates.org
 
April 5
 
Phoenix Friendship House 13th Anniversary, show “Taking the Sting Out of Stigma by Changing the Language,” and lunch.  11am.  Phoenix Friendship House, 24006 John R, Hamtramck, 48203.  Call Thea for details at 313 961-5900
 
April 9-13
 
Peer Support Certification Training, for peers who are employed and would like to become certified peer specialists.  Must be approved for training by your employer.  Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2107 Chicago, Detroit 48208. For questions and applications contact:skuhlman@dwmha.com
 
May 2
 
Walk a Mile In My Shoes Rally, the annual celebration to bring awareness to mental health services, as a part of whole health, and the need for increased funding to meet those needs.  Lansing Capitol Building.
 
May 22-24
 
Annual Peer Conference:  “Connections Matter,” educational experiences for peers and Peer Specialists in understanding mental health and improving the quality of life!  Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, 48933.  Open to anyone interested in mental health. Details coming soon.
 
 
 
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  *Take time to visit these links and see how DWMHA is working with members
to instill confidence and help make dreams a reality:
 
  *Community Inclusion Fund: Knitting Together Dreams:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nw74v0_BeA
 
  *Peer Mentor:  
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJv4bZkJrac
 
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