Mental Health Matters

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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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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