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2019
 
 
February is "National Heart Month"
“Be action-oriented to bring attention to heart disease, the #1 killer in the United States.
Know the risk factors so you can be pro-active in taking care of a better you.”
 
February 4
 
Legal Marijuana in Michigan, What You Need to Know, Northwest Wayne Public Forum; how legalization will affect you, law enforcement, and addiction treatments.  630pm-830pm; Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton 48187
 
February 9
 
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
 
February 9
 
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 12
 
Family and Friends Peer Support Group, informal meeting offering help, healing and hope. 630pm-730pm. Canton Municipal Complex, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton 48188 nwwayne@familiesagainstnarcotics.org
 
February 12
 
Support for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Addiction, a FAN support group, meeting every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month.  PC Alano Club, 8669 North Lilly Rd, Canton.  nwwayne@familiesagainstnarcotics.org
 
February 12
 
Addiction: What to Know & What You Can Do, a free educational series to learn about addiction, prevention, treatment and recovery; 7pm-830pm, the first 3 Tuesdays of each month September through May.  St. Mary Mercy, Classroom #11 (South Entrance) 36475 5 Mile Road, Livonia 48154 Questions: Call Karen 734 335-9580
 
February 13
 
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 14
 
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 15
 
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 15
 
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 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-noon; DWMHA, 707 W. Milwaukee, Detroit 48202
 
February 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

 

 

February 18
 
NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group, new chapter meeting every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, building better lives through understanding, empathy & compassion.  6pm-800pm; Beaumont-Taylor Hospital, 10000 Telegraph Rd., Taylor 48180. Questions call: Jennifer 734 881-0935.
 
February 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
 
February 20
 
Tri-County Peer Connect Meeting, all Wayne-Oakland-Macomb peers welcome! Topics: “Suicide: Knowing the Signs,” “Compassion Fatigue, the Impact on Caregivers;” free. 8:30am-12noon. Oakland Community Health Network, 5555 Corporate Drive, Troy 48098. www.oaklandchn.org/training
 
February 26
 
Family and Friends Peer Support Group, informal meeting offering help, healing and hope. 630pm-730pm. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Canton Municipal Complex, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton 48188 nwwayne@familiesagainstnarcotics.org
 
February 27
 
Donuts for Diapers, bring diapers to support Wayne Metro’s Diaper Bank in exchange for coffee and donuts. 930am-1130am; McNichols Office Center, 11000 West McNichols, Detroit, 48221. cpope@waynemetro.org
 
February 27
 
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 28
 
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
March 4
 
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
 
March 4 
 
Public Forum: “Recover and the Family,” discussing family challenges in dealing with loved ones in active or early addiction. Free. 630pm-830pm. Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton 48187
 
 
March 4 
 
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
 
March 4
 
 
NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group, new chapter meeting every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, building better lives through understanding, empathy & compassion. 6pm-800pm; Beaumont-Taylor Hospital, 10000 Telegraph Rd., Taylor 48180. Questions call: Jennifer 734 881-0935
 
March 5-9
 
Peer Support Regional Certification Training, week-long training for those members who are employed and want to extend their knowledge of peer support. Registration fee must be paid by your employer. Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2710 W. Chicago, Detroit 48206
 
March 7 
 
Open Forum Discussion-Grandfamilies Support Group, a conversation with local State representatives and legal organizations in changing policies for relatives who care for extended families. Free. 6:30pm-8:00pm. University of Michigan-Fairlane Center North, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn 48126
 
March 12 
 
Support for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones to Addiction, a FAN support group, meeting every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month. PC Alano Club, 8669 North Lilly Rd, Canton. 7pm-830pm. Call 734 612-5301 or email nwwayne@familiesagainstnarcotics.org
 
March 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-noon; DWMHA, 707 W. Milwaukee, Detroit 48202
 
March 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
 
March 25-29 
 
Peer Support Regional Certification Training, week-long training for those members who are employed and want to extend their knowledge of peer support. Registration fee must be paid by your employer. Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2710 W. Chicago, Detroit 48206
 
April 3 
 
Michigan Works/ACCESS Spring 2019 Job Fair, Free opportunity to speak with numerous employers in the greater Detroit area about part time and full time jobs. 9am-1pm. Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Ford Road, Dearborn 48126
 
April 10 
 
KIDS-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center Presents “POETRY SLAM,” looking for young poets (ages 13-21) to speak out about trauma (the things that cause great distress & emotional pain). Free. 430pm-730pm. Museum of Contemporary Art, 4454 Woodward, Detroit 48201. To enlist a youth poet, contact Lacea Zavala at 734 785-7705 x 7291
May 9
 
Walk a Mile In My Shoes, join over 2500 advocates on the Lansing capitol lawn. 15th annual rally encouraging legislators to support mental health services in Michigan.  Mental Health Matters! Details to follow
 
May 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; 11am.  Location to be announced
 
May 29-31
 
Peer Conference, learning the latest about mental health services, including developmental disabilities and improving life skills. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, 48933. Eligibility, times and prices to be announced
 
October ??
 
Reaching for the Stars Banquet and Award Night, a dressy event for all Authority members receiving services. Free. Details to follow!
 
 

 
 *Take time to visit this link and see how DWMHA is working with members to instill confidence and help make dreams a reality:
  
  *Peer Mentor:  
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