Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Alleviating Anxiety

Expert offers tools for handling fear, worry, panic and obsessive thinking. By Ronelle Grier, Contributing Writer Anxiety is invisible, yet it can ravage the lives of those who suffer from it. Anxiety can make a seemingly simple task, such as phoning a doctor’s office to request a prescription refill, seem daunting. Raising a hand in class…

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Point/Counterpoint – Con: No Guns in Shul

I was shaken by the Pittsburgh massacre, as we all were; nothing like it had occurred in an American synagogue in most of our lifetimes. If we were complacent before Pittsburgh, in its aftermath we are not. Before we had even processed our sorrow, synagogue security, always a concern, became a top agenda item at…

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GLR & NAMI Metro Create Vehicle Donation Program to Support Mental Illness Services

The holidays are pegged as “the most wonderful time of the year.” However, that’s often not the case for those struggling with any type of mental health issues.  Today, GLR Advanced Recycling announced a new car donation program working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Metro Detroit chapter – NAMI Metro. The program launches today and…

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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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Coping With Loneliness During the Holidays

Lori Kanat Edelson A 2017 AARP Foundation study revealed that while the holidays are a time of joy and excitement for many, with adults reporting feeling happy, loved, joyful and excited, three out of 10 of the same respondents said they have felt lonely during past holiday seasons, and four out of 10 respondents said…

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States Will Be Able To Broaden Mental Health Services Under Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Nov. 13 at a meeting of the National Association of Medicaid Directors in Washington, D.C. “Today, CMS will be sending…

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Still Giving

JFS to benefit from the sale of bequeathed Demant home. Debbie Feit Special to the Jewish News When Jewish Family Service learned of philanthropist Margaret Demant’s passing in May, the agency also learned it was the recipient of her final act of generosity; the longtime supporter of JFS had left her home to the local…

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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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open book and a tray with tea and flowers and a lit candle with some fairy lights around it on a blanket on a bed.

8 Tips to Take Care of Yourself After a Tragedy

These eight self-care tips will help you through a tragedy As all of you probably know, 11 members of Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Jewish community were senselessly killed by a white supremacist this past Saturday, October 27. A few days before, yet another white supremacist fatally shot two black Americans at a Kentucky grocery store. With…

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young girl sits with her hands to her face and her knees up as she looks off into the distance in a depressed manner.

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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