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Posts Tagged ‘mental health awareness’

Portrait of desperate and stressed young man pulling his hair. Studio shot, grey background.

Under Pressure

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Getting into their college of choice can leave students stressed. Hey, juniors and seniors, here’s some news to use: Where you go to college is of almost no importance to your future employment options. Whether your degree is from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State or Grand Valley…

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Panelists: Dr. Elise Gilbert Aronowitz, Dr. Shawn Achtman, moderator Stephanie Steinberg, Josh Roberts and Judge Edward Sosnick.

A Jewish Lens

Jason Rubenfire Special to the Jewish News The Well explores opioid addiction. The opiate crisis in America has reached epidemic standards. According to the CDC, overdose deaths claimed approximately 64,000 American lives in 2016, with the numbers showing few signs of falling. No corner of America or any one particular culture or nationality is shielded…

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A Peaceful Shelter

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Rob Streit JN Intern Jewish camps proactively serve the mental health needs of young people. Summer camp is a rite of passage for most Jewish youths. The formative experiences camp affords young adults often carry over into real-world application, such as teamwork and the ability to adapt.…

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DLIVE founding team members: Calvin Evans, Dr. Tolulope Sonuyi and Ray Winans.

Taking Action

Natalie Savale Special to the Jewish News Teen board gives grant to Connect Detroit. Hearing from young adults in Detroit who have experienced violence and trauma firsthand moved members of the Jewish Fund Teen Board to act. The Teen Board awarded a $19,000 grant to Connect Detroit, a nonprofit organization that strives to address community problems by…

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Parent Whisperer

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Vivian Henoch Special to the Jewish News Meet Julie Fisher, working on the Federation’s teen mental health initiative. A former high school teacher, now a sought-after speaker and parenting expert as principal consultant at the MJ Fisher Group, Julie Fisher, M.Ed., is a trusted adviser to parents,…

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From The CDC: Suicide Rates Rising Across the U.S.

Suicide rates have been rising in nearly every state, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death and is one of just three leading causes that are on the…

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At night around the camp fire, staff and campers check in and discuss weekly goals.

Wilderness Therapy

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Photos courtesy of BaMidbar Wildnerness Therapy Detroiter helps shape Colorado camp for young Jews struggling with mental health issues. Growing up in a Lubavitch home in Oak Park that was open to all Jews but closed to secular values, Hindy Finman reached adolescence in a happy bubble.…

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‘We Need To Talk’

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Federation launches its youth mental health initiative. [similar id=46295 type=all] [similar id=46323 type=all] [similar id=38859 type=all] The Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit is formally launching its youth mental health initiative “We Need To Talk” this month. Its website, the cornerstone of the initiative, is available at www.jewishdetroit.org/weneedtotalk and will provide resources…

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state troopers move truckers under an overpass to help a suicidal person and prevent him from jumping.

Salute To Our Local Troopers And Truckers

From the April 24, 2018, Detroit Free Press, I read a rather soothing and encouraging news story that caused chills to trickle down my back. I read with joy, tears and growing fondness a most remarkable story of a life-saving squad orchestrated by family and community state troopers who flagged down truckers traveling at midnight…

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Hope Not Handcuffs

Above: Judge Linda Davis presents a program about Hope Not Handcuffs. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Police departments to provide a pathway to treatment for addicts. People dealing with addiction in Macomb County who run afoul of the law have a chance at staying out of jail thanks to a program launched last February called Hope…

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