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June is “National Safety Month

“Take time to consider the many causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in the community make safety a priority for you and your loved ones.”

 

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June 15

 
Constituents Voice Meeting, members and guests welcome to meet and make recommendations for programs and improvements in the Detroit-Wayne mental health system.  10am-12 noon.  At the Authority, 707 W. Milwaukee Street, Detroit 48202
 

June 15 

Deensquad Mental Health Tour, a multi-media presentation to inspire, empower, and educate.  Combining hip-hop with spirituality, bringing awareness to mental health issues through influential music. $20.00, 7pm; Fordson High School, 13800 Ford Road, Dearborn 48126. Tickets call 313 290-0902 or email zriekz@dearbornschools.org
 
June 16
 
Healthy MIND, Healthy ME, a meeting for women promoting self-love and mental health.  Speakers, panelists and interaction.  Bamboo Detroit, 1420 Washington Blvd, Detroit 48226.  Register: evenbrite.com/e/healthy-mind-healthy-me-tickets-46245048184
 
June 18
 
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, all meetings at 7pm.  Henry Ford Cottage Hospital, 159 Kercheval Grosse Pointe Farms; contact Barb 313 886-8004
 
June 19
 
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
 
June 20
 
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
 
June 21
 
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
 
June 22
 
Shared Decision-Making Webinar, part 2 of a 5-part training series to advance recovery supports and services.  Cheryl Gagne from the Center of Social Intervention discusses empowering people to work with their service providers to seek positive outcomes.  1pm-3pm. Call-in number TBA.
 
June 23
 
“Dreams Come True” Variety Show, a chance for peers to show off their talents before an appreciative audience.  3pm-8pm; tickets $5. In advance, $7 at the door.  Auditions: http://form.jotform.com/81018026687155. Further details coming up!
 
June 25-26
 
2-Day WHAM (Whole Health Action Management) Training, learn health self-management and strengthen your role as a peer advocate, helping others to reach attainable goals.  $75., including training materials, food and lodging.  For state-certified Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches. St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main St., DeWitt 48820. Call Rebecca 517 335-2279 or MDHHS-peersupport@michigan.gov
 

June 26

CareLink/ConsumerLink Human Trafficking Awareness Workshop, an intro to trafficking and modern day slavery featuring Leslie King, a survivor of trafficking and sexual exploitation. 10am-1230pm; BHPI, 1333 Brewery Park, Detroit 48207. Call Jacquita 888 711-5465 or jpickett@bhpnet.org

June 26

STEP Information and Resource Event, guest speakers and workshops designed to help simplify the benefits process and assist with financial planning.  530pm-730pm; STEP Thrift Store, 23830 Ford Road, Dearborn Heights, 48127. Free but RSVP required: tdelisle@stepcentral.org or call Terey at 734 722-1000 extension 1643

June 27-28

2 Day WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning), for Certified Peer Specialists and Recovery Coaches.   Develop your own WRAP plan and help others toward implementing WRAP in their daily lives.  $75. Including training, lodging and meals.  St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main St., DeWitt, 48220.  MDHHS-peersupport@michigan.gov or call Rebecca 517 335-2279

June 30

Sensory-Friendly Safety Day, free day of family fun for kids of all ages and abilities.  Activities with real-life superheroes including police, firefighters and First Responders; 1pm-3pm; Cosdtick Center, 38600 11 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, 48336.  RSVP: centriaautism.com, then click EVENTS.

 July 6

Persons Points of View Newsletter Meeting, all writers requested to attend the newsletter ‘think session’ to prepare for the summer edition.  Peer-run, peer-written and all ideas are welcome.  11am-12 noon.  At the Authority, room #118,  707 W. Milwaukee St., Detroit 48202
 

July 6

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
 
July 9-13
 
Peer Support Regional Certification Training, an opportunity for Peers who are performing paid Peer Support work to increase their skills and knowledge and become a Certified Peer Specialist.  At Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.  Must be employed at the time of filling out the application.  Any questions email skuhlman@dwmha.com 
 

July 13

Community Collaboration Public Forum, open forum to discuss needed changes in the public mental health system, focusing on Wayne County services.  Free.  Everyone welcome! 4pm-7pm; Salvation Army Harbor Light, 3737 Lawton, Detroit 48208

 July 14

Family Health Clinic, every 2nd Saturday of each month.  Free dental services, blood work, free healthy food items. 10am-4pm; Islamic Institute of Knowledge, 6345 Schaefer Road, Dearborn 48126

July 14

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

July 16-19
 
MDHHS Trainings for Certified Peer Specialists and Recovery Coaches, your choice of 8 trainings at McMullen Center in Roscommon County, featuring top trainers.  Ethics, trauma, motivational interviewing and more.  Details contact: MDHHS-PeerSupport@Michigan.gov or call Rebecca at 517 335-2279
 
July 19
 
DWMHA Faith Based Conference, covering subjects as substance abuse treatment, recovery, suicide prevention and whole health advocacy.  8am-4pm.  Watch for details
 
July 20
 
Community Collaboration Public Forum, open forum to discuss needed changes in the public mental health system, focusing on Wayne County services.  Free.  Everyone welcome! 9am-12 noon. Saint Claire of Montefalco, 1401 Whittier Road, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230
 
August 29
 
EVOLVE, an opportunity for people receiving mental health services to engage, equip and empower themselves with a hands-on approach to their 

treatment and their lives.  Open to anyone receiving services in the tri-county area; 11am-130pm; Location TBA.  Questions:  mmitchell@dwmha.com

 
 September 22
 
NAMI 5K Walk, rally to support mental health services across Michigan and the U.S.  Belle Isle, check in begins 8am, with walk beginning at 10am.  Details upcoming

 

 
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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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