Renew.Rebuild.Recover

Eliminating the “R-word”

April 1, 2015

Renew.  Rebuild. Recover. A blog by West Michigan Community Mental Health.  So far this month, over half a million people have pledged on www.r-word.org to support the elimination of the derogatory use of the “R-word” from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. The R-word is “retard” or “retarded.”  While these words originally were medical…

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What’s eating you?

February 27, 2015
What’s eating you?

Renew. Rebuild. Recover. A blog by West Michigan Community Mental Health.  Eating disorders are serious and complex mental illnesses. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, eating disorders affect more than twice as many American women and girls than men and boys; however, like any mental illness, eating disorders can affect people of any gender, age, race or religion. One of the…

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Veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention bill passes House.

January 31, 2015

Renew. Rebuild. Recover. A blog from West Michigan Community Mental Health.  Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed legislation aimed at preventing veterans’ suicide. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act allows the Veterans Administration to team with nonprofits focused on promoting mental health to carry out its suicide prevention programs. Additionally, the legislation establishes a three-year…

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Bringing change to mind

July 1, 2014
Bringing change to mind

Renew.  Rebuild. Recover. A blog brought to you by West Michigan Community Mental Health.   The video opens like a preview for a horror film.  Quotes from movie reviews, displayed in a ragged and sinister-looking font, proclaim “Terrifying”; “Shocker of the year”; “SCHIZO”; and “He’s among us.”  Meanwhile ghastly sound effects and flickering, buzzing lights set a creepy tone.  Out…

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Know the symptoms of autism

April 28, 2014

Renew. Rebuild. Recover. A blog written by the staff of West Michigan Community Mental Health. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we reprint this information from the Autism Society of America (http://www.autism-society.org/). Autism Prevalence Rates Increase According to CDC, Autism Society Responds Bethesda, MD (March 27, 2014) – Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announce new autism…

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