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2019
 
 
September is “National Recovery Month”
Mental Health services and addiction treatments enable those with life challenges to live
healthy and rewarding lives.  Spread the word that Mental Health is essential to overall health.
Treatment is effective, people can and do recover!
 
 
September 6
  
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
 
September 9
 
Public Forum: “Finding Treatment” exploring avenues for accessing treatment including “Hope Not Handcuffs,” Western Wayne Rescue Recovery Program, and the role of Peer Recovery Coaches.  Free. 630pm-830pm.  Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton 48187. A Northwest Families Against Narcotics program
 
September 9
 
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
  
September 9
 
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
 
September 10
 
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
 
September 10
 
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
 
September 11 
 
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
 
September 12
 
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
 
September 14
 
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 16
 
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
 
September 16
 
NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group, be a part of this groundbreaking group that meets 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
 
September 16-20
 
Peer Support 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.  St. Francis Center, 703 E. Main Street, DeWitt, Michigan.  Call Steven Henry at MDHHS for application and availability (517) 335-2279
 
September 17
  
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 
 
September 20
 
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, 2nd Floor, 707 W. Milwaukee, Detroit 48202 

September 20

12th Annual Oakland County Recovery Celebration and Walk, recovery speakers, music, games, prizes, information tables and a Recovery walk.  Free.  Lunch provided.  10am-2pm. Oakland Community Health Network, 5505 Corporate Drive, Troy, 48098. Register: www.oaklandchn.org

September 26-27

Peer Resource Fair, a two-day series of experts discussing whole health:  self-determination, mental health court, self-advocating and much more, sponsored by DWMHA and Member Engagement.   Free. 9am-4pm each day.  Jotform invitations to follow.  Lincoln Behavioral Service, 9315 Telegraph Road, Redford

September 27

Fish & Loaves Pop-Up Produce Market, a drive-up chance to get your produce…at no cost!  11am-230pm.  Dozier Recreation Center, 2025 Middlebelt Road, Inkster 48141. Sponsored by: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action

September 28

15th Annual 5K NAMI Walk,  rally to support mental health services across Michigan and the U.S.  Belle Isle (follow the signs), check in begins 8am, with walk beginning at 10am.  Food, music and fun for a great cause
 
October  3
 
ACCESS Hope House Open House, a chance to see a whole health clubhouse in action; food, giveaway, prizes and more.  Free. 3pm-7pm.  6470 Williamson, Dearborn 48126.  Questions call Wendy: 313 633-1361 
 
October 18
 
Reaching for the Stars” Banquet and Award Night, a dressy dinner and dance event for all DWMHA members receiving services.  Free.  Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive W., Detroit 48235
 
October 30
 
EVOLVE, an informal lunch meeting for people receiving services in Wayne County. 11am-130pm.  Location to be announced!   RSVP: https://form.jotform.com/81444749160156 or contact Robert Spruce 313 344-9099 x 3235 for details
 
November 2
 
Day of Restoration, 10am-3pm, Cathedral of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, an annual homeless resource fair that links people who are homeless to community resources.  Medical, behavioral and social services available onsite.  Sponsored by Northeast Guidance Center and the Authority.  Free
 
November 6
 
Tri-County Peers Connect, Topic to be determined with breakfast and lunch included.  Free. 8:30am-4pm.  Oakland Community Health Network, 5505 Corporate Drive, Troy 48098. www.oaklandchn.org/Training/Training 
 
November 18-22
 
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
 
*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