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Therapist James Wickersham Specializes in Recovery after Facing his own Addiction

June 15th 2018

Therapist James Wickersham Specializes in Recovery after Facing his own Addiction (Mel Corrigan, June 15, 2018) I sat down with James Wickersham at a coffee shop recently. Dressed in a button-down shirt, face adorned with glasses, he sported a steady, serious yet approachable demeanor. Wickersham is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) and a Certified […]

Common Ground Seeking Volunteers for 24-hour Crisis Helpline

March 7th 2017

Common Ground Seeking Volunteers for 24-hour Crisis Helpline (Common Ground, March 7, 2017) PONTIAC, Mich., – Common Ground is seeking new crisis helpline volunteers at the Resource and Crisis Center in Pontiac, Michigan. The organization’s volunteer program offers several benefits including: free certification and training courses, experience in a mental health environment, career development and […]

Suicide Prevention Training Nov. 29-30

October 26th 2016

Suicide Prevention Training Nov. 29-30 Waterford, MI- Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST) is for anyone 16 or older – regardless of prior experience – who wants to provide suicide first aid. ASIST teaches effective intervention skills, helps build suicide prevention networks in the community, and has been shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality.  […]

Berkley Counselors Offering Free Sessions for those Impacted by Ferndale Woman’s Murder

August 29th 2016

Berkley Counselors Offering Free Sessions for those Impacted by Ferndale Woman’s Murder (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2016) Berkley, MI – The death of Amy Brede sent shock and sadness through the Ferndale community where the 39 year old woman was strangled to death in her back yard by a male acquaintance.  The killer Matthew […]

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling

August 21st 2016

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling (Nan Kerr-Mueller, Aug. 21, 2016) Oakland County, MI – Last month I started a quest to find some counseling help for a young adult in my life. They did not currently have health insurance and were having trouble finding someone that would see them. I started with Easter Seals as […]

Troy Youth Assistance Girls Stand Strong Program Begins Feb. 4

January 2nd 2016

Troy Youth Assistance Girls Stand Strong Program Begins Feb. 4 (EVENT page) Troy, MI – Girls Stand Strong Presented by Erin Zeller, LMSW, CTS. A four session empowerment and anti-bullying group for girls grades 7 &8. The group is conducted in an interactive style and teaches important life skills such as: ~Developing healthy coping strategies […]

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling

December 28th 2015

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling (Nan Kerr-Mueller, Dec. 28, 2015) Oakland County, MI – Last month I started a quest to find some counseling help for a young adult in my life. They did not currently have health insurance and were having trouble finding someone that would see them. I started with Easter Seals as […]

Learn about Common Ground at W. Bloomfield Library Presentation Jan. 28

January 18th 2015

Learn about Common Ground at W. Bloomfield Library Presentation Jan. 28 (GWB Coalition Press Release, Jan 18, 2015) “Moving From Crisis to Hope.” Common Ground is a nationally recognized non – profit crisis intervention organization helping youth, adults and families. Learn about the services and assistance they provide by attending our free informational seminar. Presented […]

Transgender Health Fair focuses on Treatment and Guidance

September 23rd 2011

The second annual Transgender Health Fair educated attendees about hormones, safe sex, gender reconstruction surgeries, counseling, laser hair removal, prescription drug coverage and supportive organizations. Transgender Michigan hosted the event, filling Affirmations’ front gallery with rows of informational booths, seminars and forums. More than 100 attended.

Masters Students Learn Counseling w/ Affirmations Clientele

March 21st 2011

…“This is one of our essential services,” said Affirmations Interim Executive Director Kevin Howley. “We are working on grant writing right now to keep this program funded because it serves the community in so many ways. Knowing that 43 more counselors are out there with a better understanding of LGBT client needs makes it a worthwhile way to not only help people here who need it, but the community as a whole. It’s great to think of LGBT acceptance spreading this way.”…