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2019
 
 
April is “National Autism Awareness Month”
“A complex developmental disability affecting a person’s ability to interact
with others. Increased awareness and early intervention lead to
significantly improved outcomes” 
 
April 1
 
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
 
April 1
 
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
 
April 1

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

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
 
April 10

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

April 10
 
STEP Speaker Series: “Advocating Over Discouragement,” featuring Khodr Farhat, advocate.   530pm-7pm, free.  Western Wayne Resource Center, 450 S. Venoy Road, Westland 48186.  RSVP: sslayton@stepcentral.org
 
April  13
 
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
 
April 15
 
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
 
April 15
 
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
 
April 16
 
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
 

April 16

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

April 17
 
NAMI Smarts Training, guest speaker Mark Creekmore of NAMI Washtenaw, 9:30am - 12pm, DWMHA 707 W. Milwaukee St, Detroit 48202, Please R.S.V.P. https://form.jotform.com/90945587903167 more info call 313-344-9099 ext. 3235
 
April 17
 
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, 11:30pm.  Our Place Drop-In, 12285 Dixie St., Redford 48239; www.hearingvoicesusa.org
 
April 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
 
April 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-noon; DWMHA, 707 W. Milwaukee, Detroit 48202
April 22
 
*YOGA, stretch your mind and body.  The 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.  Free.  11:30am.  Our Place Drop in Center, 12285 Dixie Street, Redford 48239.  Info call 313 543-3393
 
April 23
 
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
 
April 23
 
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
May 6
 
Public Forum: “Multiple Pathways: Finding a Path That Works,” hear real stories from real people about the addiction recovery paths that have worked for them.  Free. 630pm-830pm.  Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton 48187
 
May 9
Walk a Mile In My Shoes Rally, 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 10
 
Youthrive Teen Parent Summit, a free learning and networking event for pregnant and parenting youth (under 21) in Michigan.  10am-3pm.  Lansing Community College—Downtown, 411 N. Grand, Lansing 48933; info: www.moash.org/youthrive
 
May 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-noon; DWMHA, 707 W. Milwaukee, Detroit 48202

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 

June 27
 
Autism and Motivation, seminar featuring Ron Sandison who shares inspiring stories of people with autism, including his own struggles with depression, anxiety and lack of motivation.  How he was able to overcome these challenges to become a dad, an author and speaker.  $25.  2pm-330pm; TTI Office, 1225 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy 48098. To reserve: call 248 524-8801 or dcarter@ttiinc.org
 
July 8-12
 
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
 
October 18
 
Reaching for the Stars” Banquet and Award Night, a dressy dinner and dance event for all Authority members receiving services.  Free.  Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive W., Detroit 48235
 
*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:  
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJv4bZkJrac