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Posts Tagged ‘End the stigma’

Brainstorming solutions: Deanne Ginns Gruenberg, owner of the Self Esteem Shop in Clawson and child and adolescent therapist; Jodie Jacobs, table leader; Sara Kraft, social worker in private practice; Orly Kennet, Bloomfield Hills parent; Onisia Martin, school social worker.

Resilience Documentary

Childhood trauma spurs far-reaching mental and health consequences. Ronelle Grier Contributing Writer What is the greatest predictor of health issues such as obesity, smoking, heart disease, depression, alcoholism and other addictions? While genetics and family history may seem the most obvious factors, the answer may come as a surprise: childhood trauma. The devastating effect of…

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School professionals are trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help students cope with mental health challenges.

Mental Health Help Coming To 100 Michigan Schools

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers TRAILS program will help students with depression, anxiety and other challenges. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer It happens all too often; school professionals return from a workshop completely energized and ready to implement their newly acquired skills only to realize that they need ongoing guidance to most effectively…

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Dealing With Anxiety

Anxiety impacts most of us in one way or another. If you or someone you love has ever suffered from its effects, you won’t want to miss this discussion. Dr. Carolyn Daitch will be at Friendship House (6892 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield) from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, to share accessible and practical tips.…

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Concert To Aid Suicide Prevention

Broadway actors Lauren Chapman and Zach Adkins will perform a benefit concert for suicide prevention at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor  at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, to support a new local youth organization that addresses suicide in teens and young adults. Zach Adkins currently plays the lead role of Dmitry in Disney’s Anastasia…

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The Mental Health & Nutrition Connection

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in six adults in the United States (44.7 million adults in the year of 2016) struggled with mental illness. However, considering that stigma gets in the way of reporting such challenges, these numbers are likely underestimated reflections of reality. In an effort to de-stigmatize mental health…

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Tennis For A Cause

Event to aid George Orley Mental Wellness Initiative. Five years ago, the Orley family of Bloomfield Hills — Diane and Randy, Amanda and Sam — lost their son and brother to suicide. A University of Michigan student and a true people person, George struggled with bipolar disorder. To honor George, his family decided to help…

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A family dedicated to inclusion: Janice Fialka and Richard Feldman with their children Michah and Emma.

Intelligent Lives

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Film featuring Michah Fialka-Feldman tackles what “intelligence” really means. Huntington Woods native Micah Fialka-Feldman and his family have faced challenges that only other parents of atypical children can begin to understand. From a young age, he was labeled “neurologically impaired” and told that his “low I.Q.”…

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Where You Go Is Not Who’ll You Be

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Best-selling author coming to Detroit Oct. 3 to talk to kids and parents. Federation CEO Scott Kaufman gets a lot of calls from members of the community about reference letters for college applications. “I’m happy to do it when I know the student,” he said, “but sometimes the tone of these…

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National Recovery Month

Recovery Month 2018

September — a month of fresh starts and transitions. Kids (of all ages) going back to school, seasons changing and, for Jews, the High Holiday season with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 9. September also highlights a different type of fresh start or transition. Since 1989, September has been recognized as National Recovery Month. Sponsored…

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In Their Own Words

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Essays from local teens dealing with mental health challenges. Teens involved in UMatter at the Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield periodically submit essays to the organization’s website that deal with their own personal struggles with mental health. Friendship Circle is sharing these anonymous essays with the JN.…

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