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May is Mental Health Month

May 14, 2012 • JAK's Place

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius knows how essential mental health prevention and treatment are for our overall health. Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. We know that mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.

Over the past 20 years, SAMHSA and others in HHS and across the Federal Government, the public health community, and the general public have increased understanding of the prevention and treatment of mental health problems. These efforts have significantly improved the outlook for those affected by mental illnesses.

Successful efforts that have raised awareness about the importance of mental health and promoted acceptance, support, prevention, and recovery from these mental health conditions include:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Community Mental Health Services Block Grant
  • Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
  • Garrett Lee Smith State/Tribal Suicide Prevention Program.

Mental Health Month gives all of us a valuable opportunity to celebrate the tremendous strides this Nation has made in promoting mental health and increasing the public’s knowledge that effective services and support are available.

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Support Mental Health Month With These Resources:

From: SAMHSA

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May NAMI-DC/JAK’s Newsletter and Calendar

April 27, 2012 • JAK's Place

This year’s second issue of the NAMI Doorways is up and in the mail. Get your nice fresh printable copy right here.

If you have never tried Tai Chi, drop in on Mondays. We do a short session at 4:00. The simple movements are easy to learn and not tiring. Tai Chi is a meditative form of exercise that increases body awareness. It can help with balance and reduce stress.

NAMI Doorways May-July 2012 (PDF)

May 2012 Calendar (PDF)

Primroses in our garden

Primroses in our garden

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Meeting cancellation!

April 2, 2012 • JAK's Place

There will be no support group or NAMI-DC meeting on Monday, April 9. We encourage everyone to attend World Cafe VII at Prince of Peace Church, at 6pm, instead.

This will be a round-table discussion of expectaions, attitudes, awareness, and development in community support.

For more information, call Door County Community Programs, 920-746-2345

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April Newsletter and Calendar

March 30, 2012 • JAK's Place

Wow, it’s spring! Okay, so it snowed today, but the flowers don’t care. They’ll just wait until the sun does its thing and then proceed as usual.

The hot news items for April are the start of Tai Chi classes and the garden.

Seth has set Monday, April 2, 4:00, as the time and date for the first Tai Chi class. He welcomes suggestions for any time that might be more convenient. Tai Chi is a wonderful way to tune up your body without overdoing; an exercise that relaxes the mind while it strengthens muscles.

Gardeners can drop in for informal planning and planting sessions on Mondays at 3 throughout April.

March 2012 Newsletter (PDF)

April 2012 Calendar (PDF)

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March Newsletter and Calendar

February 29, 2012 • JAK's Place

Spring is around the corner, even though February ends buried in snow. The past month saw our SIXTH Annual Love Festival Concert — a great tradition of community support that continues to bring in needed funds as well as bringing people together with great entertainment.

There is one slight change in the Yoga schedule this month — it will start 15 minutes earlier on the 26th. Movie day is Wednesday, March 7, starting at 1:30.

March Newsletter

March 2012 Calendar

Cheryl Pfister at the piano, directing the choir.

Sevastopol Combined Middle School and High School Choir at Love Fest

Sevastopol Combined Middle School and High School Choir at Love Fest

A HUGE Thankyou to all who participated.

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NAMI-DC and JAK’s Place Newsletter, Feb. 2012

January 30, 2012 • JAK's Place

It’s time for the biggie again, with the JAK’s newsletter included in the larger NAMI one. The biggest news is the Sixth Annual Love Festival Concert. Yessiree, the sixth! JAK’s Place’s most fun and flamboyant annual fundraiser continues its great tradition with local musicians and cool door prizes. The concert will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2:00, at Bay View Lutheran Church.

We also have new activities and minor schedule changes in the news, and a sample of poetry by a member of Ed DeMaio’s Journalling Poets Group.

Newsletter:
Large size file for quality printing:
NAMI Doorways 01-2012 – to print (PDF)
Smaller file for slow connections, or just to view:
NAMI Doorways 01-2012 (PDF)

Calendar:
February 2012 Calendar (PDF)

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