mental health

Dr. Dayna LePlatte

The start of the school year can be exciting for students, their parents, and educators, but it also brings a lot of uncertainty and change.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Dr. Dayna LePlatte, a Michigan Medicine psychiatrist and medical school instructor, for some tips on dealing with the "back to school blues."


On the heels of Monday night's community forum on opioid epidemic and related mental health and public safety issues at Saline High School, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell joined WEMU's David Fair to add to the conversation. The 12th district Democrat from Dearborn shared her family's addiction issues and discussed the need for a change in the social and legislative approach to garner more positive outcomes.  


Washtenaw County
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote tonight on language for a proposal for the November ballot.  


Michigan Senate
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A portion of the state Senate budget is getting pushback from the Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission


Rick Pluta / MPRN

There was a big rally at the state Capitol Wednesday to support improved mental health services and to oppose Governor Rick Snyder’s plan to overhaul how those services are paid for.


Robert Young
Michigan Courts / courts.mi.gov

State Supreme Court Justice Robert Young plans to retire at the end of next month, if not sooner.  His plan is to return to his former law firm.


Prison
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A federal lawsuit claims state prison guards joked and made a bet on whether an inmate would try to kill herself before she took her own life.  

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office held the third in its community education series  at Mill Creek Middle School in Dexter on Wednesday evening.  The overall idea is to improve the department's relationship with the community by informing offering insights into how the Sheriff's office operates.
 


Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton
Courtesy Washtenaw County Sheriff Department

Deputies with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office have begun Crisis Intervention Training, or CIT, to learn how to better de-escalate confrontations with civilians.

 

WikiCommons

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  There are several places in Washtenaw County that provide services.


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet on April 20th, and a millage proposal is on the agenda.


Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners
Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, and mental health care will be a main topic.


MaryCarol Hunter
University of Michigan School of Natural Resources

In these cold, winter months, many of us want to stay indoors.  In this week's. 'Issues of the Environment,' MaryCarol Hunter, Associate Professor of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan, tells WEMU's David Fair why an "outdoor pill" has demonstrable benefits.


EMU Exhibit Makes Suicide More Visible

Sep 21, 2015
Amanda LeClaire

It's difficult to start a conversation about depression with nearly anyone at any age. With busy schedules, high expectations, and less life experience than many older adults, college students may be a more challenging demographic to reach for mental health professionals. 

Brian Calley
Wikipedia Media Commons

        Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed legislation designed to offer more treatment options in Michigan for people with mental illness, including those who are jailed or at risk of being imprisoned.

Washtenaw County is considering the expansion of community support treatment services to help meet the needs of a growing number of people receiving mental illness and substance abuse services.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the plan.