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February is “American Heart Month”
"The gift of a heart health is a perfect gift for Valentine’s month, an ideal time to commit
 to a healthier lifestyle that can lead to a lifetime of a healthy heart.



February 13

Crucial Conversation with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, for people with developmental disabilities, family members and advocates.  Provide input to create solutions to frustrating problems for people with I/DD; lunch included.   9am-3pm; Greater Grace Temple, 23500 7 Mile Rd, Detroit 48219. Free.  RSVP required:

February 18

Youth MOVE Detroit Advisory Council, for ages 14-25.  Help make suggestions and decisions that impact services provided youth in Detroit and Wayne County. Training opportunities; Free. Today and every 3rd Tuesday; 5pm-630pm; Children’s Center, 79 West Alexandrine, Detroit 48201
February 19
NAMI Family Support Group, caring group who utilizes their lived experience to help others.  3rd Wednesday of every month.  7pm. Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, 5th floor, room #5, Wyandotte, 48192.  Info: call Shirley 313 292-3324
February 19
Tri-County Peers Connect, breakfast meeting.  Topic: Motivational Interviewing.  8:30am-noon; Free, but registration required. Oakland Community Health Network, 5505 Corporate Drive, Troy48098 RSVP:
February 19
Hearing Voices Network, a time and place to talk about hearing voices, without fear or judgment.  Mutual support, friendship and exploring your experiences.  Every Wednesday, 11:30pm.  Our Place Drop-In, 12285 Dixie St., Redford 48239;
February 20
Wellness Self-Management, all about mental health, recovery, barriers and how to overcome them.  Wellness conversation in a friendly informal setting.  Every Thursday from noon to 1pm.  Our Place Drop in Center, 12285 Dixie St., Redford 48239.  Info call 313 543-3393
February 20
Addiction: What You Need to Know & What You Can Do, continuing educational series designed to provide addiction, prevention, treatment recovery information. 7pm-830pm; First 3 Thursdays of each month.  Free.  St. Mary Mercy Hospital, 36475 Five Mile Rd, Classroom #11,  Livonia 48154
February 20-25
Melvindale Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher, applications for Section 8 housing will be accepted online only.  Go to:
February 21
Constituents Voice Meeting, members and guests welcome to meet and make recommendations for programs and improvements in the Detroit-Wayne mental health system. 10am-noon; DWIHN,  2nd Floor, 707 W. Milwaukee, Detroit 48202
February 21
DBSA (Depression & Bipolar Alliance) meeting the first and third Friday of each month to discuss issues and steps toward Recovery, 11:30am; Our Place Drop-In Center, 12285 Dixie Street, Redford 48239; call 313 543-3393 for information
February 24
YOGA, stretch your mind and body.  The 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.  Free.  11:30am. Our Place Drop in Center, 12285 Dixie Street, Redford 48239.  Info call 313 543-3393
March 10
DWIHN Mental Health First Aid Training, a skilled-based course that teaches you to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  830am-430pm; Lincoln Behavioral Services, 9315 Telegraph Road, Redford 48239.  Free, but registration required:
March 14
Downtown NAMI Support Group, a chance to discuss whole health issues and finding strength in Recovery; second Saturday of each month. 12:30pm-3pm. Sacred Heart Activity Building, Activity Conference Building, 3451 Rivard, Detroit 48207, contact Zoe Williams 313 784-9391
March 23-27
Regional Peer Support Certification Training, an opportunity for peers who are already employed to become state-certified as Peer Support Specialists.  All week training which must be paid for by your employer.  Sacred Heart Major Seminary, 2701 Chicago, Detroit 48206.  Applications:
April 9
Spring Job Fair, a chance to talk with over 70 prospective employers; free, no RSVP required. 1pm-3pm; Schoolcraft College (VistaTech Building) 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia. Sponsored by Schoolcraft College Career Service
May 14
16th Annual Walk a Mile In My Shoes Rally, many advocates gather to educate the public and our legislators about behavior health issues and intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Mental Health Matters!  Capitol Building, Lansing
May 21
save the date!  13th Annual Life Without Limits Conference, hosted by United Cerebral Palsy of Metro Detroit.  A conference designed to provide assistive technology resources and information for all disabilities.  For educators, therapists, parents, persons with disabilities and other professionals.  9am-3pm. Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5801 Southfield Fwy, Detroit 48228.  More details to follow 
May 27-29
2020 Peer Conference, “Embracing Change Improving Lives,” the annual peer meeting celebration for learning, networking and enjoying each other’s company. Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.  Details to follow.