mental health

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.