NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Washtenaw County is a non-profit organization and a local affiliate of the national NAMI and NAMI Michigan, that aims to improve the lives of persons affected by mental illness. Individuals with these biological disorders, their families and mental health professionals, and the broader community can all benefit from the organization’s mission.
If you are seeking community mental health services, Requests for services can be made 24 hours a day 7 days a week by calling Access at 734.544.3050 or 1.800.440.7548. Access is the central entry point for all Washtenaw County individuals seeking community mental health and/or substance abuse information and services.
Help Fight the Discrimination …. Talented In Our Own Voice (IOOV) Presenters Stand Ready Willing and Able
Please help get the word out and help us book dates for this powerful presentation. Contact Bob Nassauer – email@example.com – 734-476-7575
What is IOOV? A NAMI peer presentation for the public by individuals living with mental illness to promote education, empowerment and recovery.
Sixty to 90 minutes long, open to the general public, no cost.
Led by a team of two trained presenters who are living in recovery from mental illness.
Includes stories, videos and discussion.
Why Should People Attend?
More accurate view of a stigmatized and misunderstood experience.
Humanized perception of what people living with mental illness are like.
Concrete examples of what living in recovery means.
Opportunity to ask questions in a safe and friendly environment
Help instill hope in others. Help break down the barriers. Thank you.
Further information you can provide prospective audiences:
A research study on IOOV completed by Dr. Otto Wahl and Dr. Amy Wood of George Mason University concluded that there is a significant decrease in stigma against mental illness among audience members who have seen the presentation. According to a 2006 article published in the American Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, “NAMI’s ‘In Our Own Voice’ education presentation is effective as a strategy for increasing audience knowledge about mental illness and improving attitudes toward those who experience psychiatric disorders.”
Click on the link below to view the you tube video on Mental Health Matters about integrated medicine, recorded by NAMI of Washtenaw Co.
Click on the link below to view a promotion about mental illness on You Tube:
Click on the facebook link below to see a
summary of what we are currently working on:
To view the Pete Earley presentation on You Tube, click on the link below. Pete Earley is the author of “Crazy” and came to do a presentation in Ann Arbor October 10, 2013.
Participate in Research
We need research to understand how mental illnesses develop and progress, how and why they can affect different people in different ways, how to help people feel better, and how to keep symptoms from returning. Without the involvement of individual participants, however, research and medicine would not advance – we need people to make progress. In fact, all of the treatments that modern healthcare offers, including medications, devices, and procedures, are available because people have agreed to participate in research studies. To find out more go to:
To talk with someone about participating in a study at U-M, visit UMClinicalStudies.org or call the Mental Health Research Line at (734) 232-0255.
Click on the link below for a county wide contact list.
Click on the link below for more information on CSTS
You may receive health information and/or referrals to a variety of community services. If you are seeking mental health or substance abuse services you will receive a clinical screening completed by a licensed behavioral health professional using criteria found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Chelsea Grace Clinic
A monthly free clinic for the uninsured and underinsured of Western Washtenaw County. The clinic is held in the Faith in Action building, the first Saturday of each month from 9-12, except for holidays, in which case it is held the second Saturday. The clinic is staffed by volunteer doctors from the Chelsea community. Services include routine medical care, assistance with obtaining low-cost or free medications, and referrals to specialists. Please call (888) 331-1174 to schedule an appointment. Website: http://chelseamich.com/