Posts Tagged ‘substance abuse’

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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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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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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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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13 Reasons Why

New season prompts a bulletin from local suicide prevention task force. The second season of the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, based on a popular novel of the same name, was recently released and the Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force released this bulletin to local schools. “The first season, which was popular…

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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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Teens Race To Make A Difference

5K planned to help end teen substance abuse. Runners and walkers are invited to “Spring Into Action” in downtown Franklin May 19 at a 5K to help end teen substance abuse one step at a time. Led by the Youth Action Board (YAB) of the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition (BBCC), the YAB’s goal is to…

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