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Mental Health Matters: Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

November 28, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder By Alan Neushwander. The first day of winter is the shortest day of the year. This year, it falls on December 21. While we are still a few weeks away from winter, we are only seeing about nine hours of daylight each day. The lack of sunshine can impact your mood and…

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Mental Health Matters: Recovery is possible for those battling addiction

September 21, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Recovery is possible for those battling addiction By Alan Neushwander I recently saw a meme on social media that said, “I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.”  When I first met Kelly Stoudt when I started working at West Michigan Community Mental Health last year, I knew right away that she was a strong…

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Mental Health Matters: Help is just a phone call away

July 24, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Help is just a phone call away By Alan Neushwander The world is an ever-changing place that can lead to various emotional reactions including stress, anxiety, fear and depression. Whether it’s personal struggles or world events such as COVID-19, political battles, or the recent increase in violence, it’s easy to slip into a pattern where you may…

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The Makers: The art of Ken Cooper.

July 7, 2020

The Makers: The art of Ken Cooper. The Makers Series is a presentation of Preferred Credit Union. Watch video below. #TheMakers NORWALK, Manistee County — Today on The Makers, Kate Krieger-Watkins interviews artist Ken Cooper about his upcoming exhibit at Ludington Area Center for the Arts.  Cooper is a multi-media artist who spent several decades teaching at Manistee Area Public…

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Mental Health Matters: Behavioral health issues don’t discriminate

June 29, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Behavioral health issues don’t discriminate By Lisa Williams, executive director, WMCMH. The views and opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of Media Group 31, LLC or its affiliates, Mason County Press, Oceana County Press.  West Michigan Community Mental Health (CMH) serves consumers from every ethnic background, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender because…

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