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December is “National Human Rights Month

“Celebrate your right to peace, liberty and freedom, every day, in your actions, achievements, and our life's mission.”

December 3 & 17
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
December 3 & 17
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
December 3-4
Supporting Grief and Loss Training, for certified peer specialists and certified peer recovery coaches.  Understand the perspectives of grief and loss from the spiritual and non-spiritual aspects. $75 including lodging and meals. 830am-430pm each day; St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 East Main Street, DeWitt 48820. Register:
December 4  

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

December 5
My Mental Health Flower Training,   For certified peer specialists and certified peer recovery coaches. A unique perspective on how choices can speed up Recovery. A real game-changer!  $25 including lodging and meals. 8:30am-430pm.  St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 East Main Street, DeWitt 48820.  Register:
December 5
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;
December 6
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
December 6-7
Shout it From the Rooftops! For certified peer specialists and certified peer recovery coaches. Learning to tell your story and connect with others is an extremely valuable tool, helping peers heal while instilling hope for those who are moved by your journey.  $75 including lodging and meals.  830am-430pm.  St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 East Main Street, DeWitt 48820.  Register:
December 7
Constituents Voice Meeting, members and guests welcome to meet and make recommendations for programs and improvements in the Detroit-Wayne mental health system. Holiday Party! Time and location to be announced

December 7
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
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
December 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
December 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
December 15
Centria Autism-Friendly Movie, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” comfortable movie-going experience for children with autism and their families. Emagine theaters in Novi, Canton and other locations. 10:30am; for more information:, then click EVENTS
December 18
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 20
Families Against Narcotics (FAN), program “Celebrating New Beginnings of Those in Recovery,” with guest speaker. 630pm with light refreshments at 6pm. Turning Point Clubhouse, 1605 Fort Street, Lincoln Park, 48146
January 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.  Time and location to be announced

  *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:
  *Peer Mentor: