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August is "National Immunization Awareness Month”

Know what vaccinations are recommended and encourage
  family members and friends to be pro-active and immunize!
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 July 8 

      
NAMI Metro Support Group, every 2nd Saturday of each month. 12 noon-3pm; Sacred Heart Activities Building, 5451 Rivard, Detroit 48207 (Eastern Market area, I-75 & Mack).  Call Zoe Williams 313-784-9391
 
July 10
 
Last Day to Enroll for the Following Trainings for Certified Peer Specialists and Certified Recovery Coaches:
5 Day WRAP Facilitator Training July 17-21 $125.00
Tobacco Recovery July 17-20 ($75.00)
Peer Led Health & Wellness: Tools for Active Self-Mgmt July 17-18 ($75)
GROW Gently Restoring Overall Wellness   July 17-18 ($75.00)
Role of Peer Support & the Subject of Suicide July 19-20 ($75.00)
Peer Support Curriculum Update July 21 ($25)
Trainings at Higgins Lake.  Info: MDHHS-PeerSupport@Michigan.gov
 
July 11

Challenges Women’s Group, an inner strength-building group to voice personal concerns and receive support from an understanding peer group. Every Tuesday, 1pm-2pm; Our Place Drop-In Center, 12285 Dixie Street, Redford 48239; call 313-543-3393 for more information

July 11

Substance Abuse: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do, a series of seminars the first 3 Tuesdays of each month; substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery; FREE.  7:00pm-8:30pm St. Mary’s Hospital (4th Floor), Room #11, 36475 Five Mile Rd. (south entrance), Livonia; call 734-338-9580 for details

 July 11

ACC Network Clubhouse “The Wise Decision Wellness Program,” come exercise, get healthy, get fit!  All DWMHA adult members who can build “The Wise Decision” into their IPOS are welcome. Increase energy, build strength, and learn about nutrition. Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm. ACC, 62 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48203.  Approval from case worker required

 July 17

Hearing Voices Network, a time and place to talk about hearing voices, without fear or judgment.  Mutual support, friendship and exploring your experiences.  1st and 3rd Monday of each month. 5:30pm-7pm.  Our Place Drop-In, 12285 Dixie St., Redford 48239;  www.hearingvoicesusa.org

July 17

Empowerment Men’s Group, an inner strength-building group to voice personal concerns and receive support from an understanding peer group. Every Monday, 1pm-2pm; Our Place Drop-In Center, 12285 Dixie Street, Redford 48239; call 313-543-3393 for more information

July 17

NAMI Eastside Support Group, an informal meeting to network and discuss mental health issues and supports, and innovative steps toward recovery.  Group meets each month, the 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7pm.  Henry Ford Cottage Hospital, 159 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms; contact Barb 313 886-8004

July 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-6:30pm; Children’s Center, 79 West Alexandrine, Detroit 48201 

July 20
 
Our Place “Faces of Recovery” Group, an informal get-together to discuss personal challenges in a relaxed, non-confrontational atmosphere. 1pm-2pm every Thursday.  Our Place Drop-In Center, 12285 Dixie Street, Redford 48239; call 313-543-3393 for more information 
 
July 21
 
DBSA (Depression & Bipolar Alliance) meeting the first and third Friday of each month to discuss issues and steps toward Recovery, 6pm-7:30pm; Our Place Drop-In Center, 12285 Dixie Street, Redford 48239; call 313-543-3393 for information
 
August 7
 
3rd Annual Inter-Faith Based Initiatives Substance Use Disorders/Mental Health Conference, “Wellness Beyond the Walls,” 8:30am-4pm; Burton Manor, 27775 Schoolcraft, Livonia 48150. https://www.dwctrainings.com to register
 

August 9

Tri-County Peers Connect “Ethics & Boundaries Workshop,” discussions and role-playing issues that arise when a person receiving services becomes a provider of services.  For peers who work with other peers and parent support partners. 8:30am-4:00pm; Club Venetian, 29310 John R, Madison Heights, MI 48071.  RSVP by 7/28, www.oaklandchn.org then click on the training link.

August 15

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), learn about interviewing and hiring a person with a disability, and providing reasonable accommodations.  8:30am-11am; Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, 36455 Corporate Dr., 4 West, Farmington Hills 48331.  Free.  RSVP to: 248-557-5070, tkincaid@ucpdetroit.org

August 18

Persons Points of View Newsletter Meeting, help assemble the popular newsletter as a writer or stop in to share your creative ideas!  11am-12 noon; DWMHA, 707 W. Milwaukee, in Room #118.  Call Mike Shaw 313-344-9099 ext. 3039 

August 18
 
Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center Community Picnic, opened to all Kids-TALK members, family and the community.  No registration required. 1pm-3pm. Crowley Park Splash Pad, 2601 S. Gulley, Dearborn 48124.  Questions contact Lacea at 734-785-7705 ext. 7291 or lzavala@guidance-center.org
 
August 18-21
 
8th Annual “Her Power” Event for Teen Girls with Disabilities, 4 day overnight event to promote critical thinking and leadership skills, eliminate shame and encourage self-acceptance.  Funded by a grant from Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council.  Located at Camp Fish Tales in Pinconning, Michigan. Registration and Info: www.herpowermdrc.org
 
August 22
 
Keys to Success:” a Peer Support Guide to Ethics and Boundaries, a lively and interactive workshop to help Peers implement ethics and boundaries practices in the workplaceFree but RSVP required.  9am-4:30pm; Team Wellness Center-East, 6309 Mack, Detroit 48207. RSVP: alicia.aloisi@t-mhs.com
 
August 30
 
EVOLVE! A DWMHA training series free and open to anyone receiving services. Engaging, equipping and empowering members to be in the ‘drivers’ seat of their supports and treatment; 11am-1:30pm. Location to be announced
 
September 23
 
Save the date! 14th Annual NAMI Walk, 5K walk on Belle Isle. Stretch your legs while supporting mental health services!   Check-in begins at 8am, walk begins at 9:30am.  Details to follow