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Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:47pm

The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) is an online student health survey offered by the Michigan Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to support local and regional needs assessment. The MiPHY provides student results on health risk behaviors including substance use, violence, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, and emotional health in grades 7, 9, and 11. The survey also measures risk and protective factors most predictive of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and violence. MiPHY results, along with other school-reported data, will help schools make data-driven decisions to improve prevention and health promotion programming.

Results from this data and local trends will be discussed on Sunday, October 8th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Dexter United Methodist Church, 7643 West Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI. You may contact the church with any questions at 734.426.8480.

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Free Flu Shot and Health Screening

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 9:27am

Over the next few weeks, the University of Michigan Community Health Services will offer free flu shots and health screenings to adults 18 and over at select sites. Please view this calendar for a complete listing; here are the Ann Arbor locations:

Thursday, September 28
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Thursday, October 5
Ann Arbor District Library
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday, October 13th
Second Baptist Church
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Tammara Smith at (734) 998-2156 or tshel@med.umich.edu.

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Suicide Prevention Month

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:45pm

September is National Suicide Prevention month, which also encompasses National Suicide Prevention Week (September 10-16,2017) and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th).

An Out of the Darkness walk to fight suicide will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at West Park. The goal is to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Please contact Patricia Wheeler at a2losssurvivors@gmail.com with questions.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please remember you are not alone. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or simply text "Hello" to 741741.

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Washtenaw County MSU Extension Fall Courses

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:29am

The schedule for Washtenaw County Michigan State Extension fall courses has been released! Hot topics include parenting on your own, money management, and home ownership education. See the flyers attached to this blog for more information on course schedules. Further information and publications are available at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office or by calling 734-997-1678.

MSU Extension provides information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes, families, farms, businesses or communities. MSU Extension's goal is to provide practical, timely, research-based information and educational programs to help residents meet local needs. Extension programs are guided by experienced faculty and staff members across Michigan.

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Suicide Prevention Month

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:08pm

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, providing an opportunity to learn about, and connect with, your local suicide prevention resources. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

Local suicide prevention coalition, Washtenaw Alive has created a comprehensive list of resources in the area. If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the national suicide prevention helpline.

If you think someone might be considering suicide, take these 5 steps:

- Ask the tough questions
- Keep them safe
- Be there and listen without judgement
- Help them connect to a support system or resources
- Follow up

As a final reminder, there will be a film screening of The S Word on Sunday, September 10th. The screening will take place at the Robertson Auditorium, 701 Tappan Ave, Ann Arbor.

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Suicide Prevention Month

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:47pm

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, providing an opportunity to learn about, and connect with, your local suicide prevention resources. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

Local suicide prevention coalition, Washtenaw Alive has created a comprehensive list of resources in the area. If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the national suicide prevention helpline.

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Sunday, September 10th, there will be a free screening of at the Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium, 701 Tappan Avenue.

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Support Group for Parents of Suicidal Children

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 4:14pm

A new support group for parents caring for children with suicidal thoughts and behaviors will have its first meeting on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 7pm-8:30pm. This meeting will be held at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) building located at 1819 South Wagner Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

This new support group will be led by trained National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) volunteers, and is a collaborative effort with NAMI Washtenaw County, Washtenaw County Public Health, Community Mental Health, University of Michigan Depression Center and the WISD.

Please note that participants will be the parents or guardians of children (middle-school aged to 25 years old) who are currently exhibiting suicidal thoughts or behaviors, or have done so in the recent past.

Please contact Alison Paine, NAMIWC at alisonpaine21@hotmail.com with additional questions.

AADL has a number of books related to this topic, as well as occasional events for those going through the grieving process.

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Summer GED Class Registration

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:43pm

Registration for the Ann Arbor Public Schools Adult Education GED class will be held at the Malletts Creek branch on Wednesday, July 5 at 11:30 a.m. Classes will take place at this branch on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All classes and testing are free, but there is a $15 deposit for the textbook. You do not need to be a resident of Ann Arbor to participate. If you have any questions or require accommodations, please call the Adult Education office at (734) 997-1250.

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Washtenaw County MSU Extension Summer Courses

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 2:41pm

The schedule for Washtenaw County Michigan State Extension summer courses has been released! Hot topics include parenting on your own, money management, and home ownership education. See the flyers attached to this blog for more information on course schedules. Further information and publications are available at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office or by calling 734-997-1678.

MSU Extension provides information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes, families, farms, businesses or communities. MSU Extension's goal is to provide practical, timely, research-based information and educational programs to help residents meet local needs. Extension programs are guided by experienced faculty and staff members across Michigan.

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Update: Deadline Extended! Call for Entries from Gifts of Art

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:37am

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[http://www.med.umich.edu/goa|Gifts of Art] at the University of Michigan Health System is currently accepting proposals for the 2017/18 exhibition year!

As one of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs nationwide, Gifts of Art brings the world of art & music to the [http://www.uofmhealth.org/|University of Michigan Health System]. Nine galleries display over 50 exhibits a year. They include 2-D and 3-D spaces that are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day. The galleries are some of the most widely visited indoor, non-museum exhibit spaces in the state.

Gifts of Art is seeking both solo exhibits by individual artists and group exhibits by arts organizations. Submissions may be entered [https://michiganmedicinegiftsofart.submittable.com/submit|here]. The deadline for the Call for Exhibits has been extended until May 31st. They are especially in need of quality 3D artists.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Enough artwork to fill an entire gallery
Resume/CV
A description of the exhibit
A minimum of 15 quality JPEG images for solo artists
A minimum of 24 quality JPEG images for group shows
No application fee

Questions? Call (734) 936-ARTS (2787) or email GiftsofArt@umich.edu.