Mental Health Matters

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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Mental Health Matters: Managing stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

March 28, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Managing stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic By Alan Neushwander The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a new normal for our daily lives. Nonessential businesses are closed, kids are on extended breaks from school, sports have been canceled, social distancing is being enforced, the governor has issued an executive order to stay at home, and grocery…

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Mental Health Matters: Integrating mental and physical health care

February 21, 2020

Mental Health Matters: Integrating mental and physical health care By Alan Neushwander, West Michigan CMH For decades, health care was looked at as treating a person from the neck down. West Michigan Community Mental Health (WMCMH) realizes the importance of a whole-person approach to health care, treating patients from their head to their toes. When WMCMH received federal designation as…

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Mental Health Matters: CMH provides free tobacco cessation program 

January 22, 2020

Mental Health Matters: CMH provides free tobacco cessation program  By Alan Neushwander West Michigan Community Mental Health There’s a new program at West Michigan Community Mental Health that focuses on reducing tobacco usage in our local community. Called Dimensions, the six-week tobacco cessation group provides adults who want to quit smoking with the tools and support they need to achieve…

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