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August is “National Immunization Awareness Month

Encourage your friends and the people you work with to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. Protection against health threats is smart, for all children and adults.

 
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August 3

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

 August 4

Psygenics: Community 1st Fair, learn about person-centered services and supports and more, in a friendly, welcoming environment.  Free giveaways, drawings and snacks.  10am-2pm; Parking lot at 1660 Fort Street, Trenton 48183.  Questions: cmwilliams@psygenics.org . Save-the-Date Flyer , Vendor Request Form

August 6

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

August 6-7

Recovery Coach Writing, for Certified Peer Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches; learn to inspire strength-based recovery goals for yourself and others.  $75., includes training materials, food and lodging.  St. Paul of the Cross, 23333 Schoolcraft, Detroit 48223.  Questions, call Rebecca 517 335-2279

August 6-10

5-Day Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), to become a Certified WRAP facilitator.  $125. including training materials, meals, lodging.  You must have completed the 2-day WRAP training to apply.  MacMullen Conference Center, 104 Conservation Drive, Roscommon 48653.  Questions call: 5l7 335-2279

August 11

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

August 11

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

August 14-15

Independent Facilitator Training, for Peers not employed by a CMH or Medicaid-sponsored agency.  Sponsored by WSU and the Developmental Disabilities Institute; must complete both days to receive a training certificate. Schoolcraft College, 39201 7 Mile Rd, Livonia 48152. Contact baker@thearcofmidland.org

August 15

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, 12:30 pm.  Our Place Drop-In, 12285 Dixie St., Redford 48239; www.hearingvoicesusa.org

August 15

Tri-County Peers Connect, “Ethics and Boundaries Training.” Hands-on workshop examining issues that arise when a person receiving services becomes a service provider; discussion and role-play. 830am-4pm. Free; Oakland Community Health Network, 5505 Corporate Drive, Troy 48098. Register: www.oaklandchn.org, then Training. RSVP by August 3rd 

 

 

 
August 16
 
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
 
August 17
 
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
 
August 18
 
Centria Autism-Friendly Movie, “Christopher Robin,” comfortable movie-going experience for children with autism and their families.  Emagine theaters in Novi, Canton and other locations.  10:30am; for more information:  centriaautism.com, then click EVENTS
 
August 20
 
NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group, new chapter meeting every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, building better lives for Americans affected by mental illness. 6pm-730pm; Beaumont-Taylor Hospital, 10000 Telegraph Rd., Taylor 48180. Questions call: Jennifer 734 881-0935
 
August 20
 
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
 
August 21
 
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
 
August 22
 
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
 
August 24
 
The Wellness Center Community Day, health screenings, petting zoo, games, free food and drinks; noon-4pm; Free. Team Wellness-East, 6309 Mack Avenue, Detroit 48207
  
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

 
August 31
 
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
 
August 31
 
International Overdose Awareness Day, presentation featuring Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and multiple speakers, 6pm-8pm, Heritage Park—Sheridan Pavilion, 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor 48180; sponsored by DWMHA.  Bring your own chair
 

September 8

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

September 8

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

September 11

Accessibility: 2010 ADA Standards, “Getting Back to the Basics,” a workshop training to learn about accessibility requirements using the ADA checklist.  9am-4pm; $20.  Wyndham Garden Hotel, 34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights 48312.  Register online: www.conta.cc/2A2RaNn by August 30

 September 17

System Transformation Member Meeting, learn about the changing mental health environment and how it will affect your services. 11am-1pm; free. No registration required. Burton Manor, 27777 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia 48150

 September 21

System Transformation Member Meeting, learn about the changing mental health environment and how it will affect your services.  11am-1pm; free.  No registration required.  Second Ebenezer Church, 14601 Dequindre, Detroit 48212

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
 
September 22
 
Our Place Drop-In Music & Silent Auction, concert featuring Michael Brock, snacks, auction and a chance to win a door prize.  Bring your own lawn chair for a festive night of fun!  $30. Our Place Drop-In, 12285 Dixie, Redford 48239 
 
October 20
 
Human Trafficking “Walk for Freedom,” worldwide campaign to abolish modern-day slavery.  5K walking fundraiser with times and locations to be announced

October 26

Reaching for the Stars” Banquet and Award Night, a dressy night to celebrate everyone’s special talents. Dinner & dancing.   Free to those receiving services in Detroit-Wayne.  4pm-8pm; Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive, Detroit 48235.  Questions, call Monique:  313 344-9099 extension 3281

November 5-9

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

 
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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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