Preventing Suicide Community Discussion May 24

Preventing Suicide Community Discussion May 24 (EVENT page) Troy, MI – Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention is hosting a community discussion on “Preventing suicide through means restriction” on Wed, May 24, 2017 from 9am to 12pm with registration open at 8:30am at the Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois, Troy. Pre-register at www.oakgov.com/health. Who should attend? …

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor…

Masters Students Learn Counseling w/ Affirmations Clientele

…“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.”…