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Posts Tagged ‘mental illness’

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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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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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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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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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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Letters – July 12, 2018

Good Things Are Happening We may be not aware of some very good things happening in our community. The massive effort by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit,  Jewish Family Service, BBYO and synagogues as well as Jewish day schools called “We Need to Talk” is designed to reduce teen depression with significant funding and…

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