This month’s April edition of Our Journey is hot off the press!
Every year people wonder how NLCMHA chooses people to be a part of the annual statewide Walk-A-Mile in Our Shoes Rally. This month’s issue informs everyone how they can get involved to enhance awareness against stigma, making sure that legislators and the public know that Mental Health Matters through the symbolic walk on May 8 in Lansing. This is a wonderful way to show that self-advocacy works and our voices are heard.
In this edition, you will also learn about what self-advocacy is and how it can help you at the doctor’s office – for example, knowing when to ask questions and how your doctor can help. It is never too late to learn more skills to enhance our lives.
Something that we have all been hearing and possibly learning about lately is the Autism benefit changes. The long-awaited Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) State Plan to improve access to services is now available by clicking on the link in the newsletter under the title Autism Benefit Changes. Last but not least, there is an article on friendship and meaningful relationships. Sometimes our illnesses affect our relationships. In this article, you will learn information about how to make and keep friends and meaningful relationships even through the difficult times. Happy reading!
We are always looking for information to include so please be sure to email us your ideas or give us a call!