Mental Health Matters

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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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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Mental Health Matters: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 20, 2020

Mental Health Matters: May is Mental Health Awareness Month A presentation of West Michigan Community Mental Health By Alan Neushwander Every year in May, communities across the country rally together to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s a time to highlight what individuals can do to prioritize their mental health, build resiliency in the face of trauma and obstacles, support…

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Mental Health Matters: April is Autism Awareness Month

April 19, 2020

Mental Health Matters: April is Autism Awareness Month By Kristin Flanery and Megan Teall of West Michigan Community Mental Health April showers bring May flowers. This is a phrase we are all familiar with. What you might not be as familiar with is that April is Autism Awareness Month. This month is a great opportunity for society as a whole…

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