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Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

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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Demant’s home in Huntington Woods

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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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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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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State Opioid Deaths Rising

Michigan continues to be among the states nationwide experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of opioid-related overdoses in recent years, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced Thursday, Oct. 4. Preliminary 2017 data reveals that of the 2,729 overdose deaths in Michigan in 2017, 1,941 were opioid-related. “The opioid epidemic continues to be a national emergency that is…

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The spirit of Israel is alive during this dance session.

Faces & Places – Tamarack Israel Day & Kadima Howard Mini Golf

Tamarack Camps’ Israel Day-Maccabiah Games Weekend This year, in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, Tamarack Camps’ year-round staff, supervisors and summer counselors led an extended Israel Day-Maccabiah Games weekend for three days instead of the usually one. Each camper was assigned one of four colors, each representing four holy cities in Israel: Jerusalem, Tzfat, Hebron…

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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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