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October is “National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Celebrating the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down’s syndrome,
 the most common genetic condition.  Down’s syndrome occurs when a person
 has a full or partial copy of chromosome 21

 
October 18
 
“Intelligent Lives” Documentary, film following 3 young adults with intellectual disabilities as they navigate through education and the workforce, challenging perceptions of intelligence.  Seating begins at 5:30pm.  Wayne State U., McGregor Conference Center, 450 Reuther Mall, Detroit 48202.  Free; RSVP: ddi.wayne.edu/events, then go to Calendar, October 2018
 
October 18
 
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
 
October 19
 
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
 
October 19
 
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
 
October 19
 
Election of Michigan Candidates Forum, focusing on the issues of persons with disabilities and seniors; 10am-1pm; Considine-Little Rock Family Life Center, 8904 Woodward, Detroit 48202.   RSVP Paul Johnson 313 923-1655
 
October 20
 
Centria Autism-Friendly Movie, “Goosebumps,” 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
 
October 20
 
Human Trafficking “Walk for Freedom,” worldwide campaign to abolish modern-day slavery. 5K walking fundraiser in Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids, Windsor and other locations.geers.freedomwalk@gmail.com for details
 

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; Nothing to wear? Ask about the “Clothes Closet.” Free. Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive, Detroit 48235. Questions, call Monique: 313 344-9099 extension 3281

October 31

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 TBD. Questions:  mmitchell@dwmha.com
 
November 5
 
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.
 
November 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, all meetings at 7pm. Henry Ford Cottage Hospital, 159 Kercheval Grosse Pointe Farms; contact Barb 313 886-8004
 
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
 
November 10

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

November 14

Tri-County Peers Connect, networking and educational opportunity, featuring specialists on Human Trafficking and Trauma Informed Care.  For peers who help peers.  8am-12 noon; Oakland County Health Network, 5505 Corporate Drive, Troy 48098. RSVP to Beth Jacobs 248 858-1795

November 14

Fatherhood: Let’s Talk About It! Learn to work through life’s challenges as a father. Open to all men who are caregivers for young children—not just dads! Resources and supports. Free. 6pm-8pm; Wayne County Community College, conference room #1, 21000 Northline Road, Taylor 48180. Call Jane 734 785-7705 ext. 7369. Sponsored by the Guidance Center

December 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

December 7

Persons Points of View Newsletter Meeting, be a part of a creative group of writers who share ideas and produce the next peer-run newsletter.  Beginners and experienced writers welcome. 11am-noon. At the Authority, 707 W. Milwaukee, Room #118, Detroit 48202

 
 
  *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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