We’re just a week out from our 4th Annual Recovery Celebration – with the theme, “Staying Afloat” – on Tuesday, Sept 20 at the Hagerty Center (715 E Front St, Traverse City MI 49686). The theme looks forward to “Smooth Sailing,” and recognizes that “Wherever you are, you made it this far!” We will recognize the efforts of people who are “Riding the Waves” in moving forward in their own recovery from a mental illness, as well as those who have “Caught the Wave” of wellness, recovery, and anti-stigma efforts at Northern Lakes, and those who have been a “lighthouse” shining the way for a brighter tomorrow for others. Amy Long, RN, a nationally acclaimed presenter, and psychiatric nurse with lived experience, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, will be our keynote speaker.
Two days later, on Sept 22, we will be taping an informational show on autism at UpNorth Media with United Way of Northwest Michigan. This show will feature several service providers and people with lived experience and will show in October.
On that same day, Sept 22, we will host a training for providers on Training Ethics, Boundaries & Pain Relief in Health Care in our Cadillac office.
At the end of the week, on Saturday, Sept 24, we are participating with the Crawford Roscommon Suicide Prevention Coalition’s 2nd annual “Alive and Running: 5K for Suicide Prevention“. This is an awareness and fund-raising event for the Crawford Roscommon Suicide Prevention Coalition for both runners and walkers.
On Thursday, Sept 29, we are teaming up with the Cadillac Wexford Public Library (411 South Lake St., Cadillac) to provide a free movie and panel discussion on depression and its impact on families. The library’s movie licensing restrictions do not allow promotion of the name of the movie or the studio outside the library, but we can tell you that this is a major movie recently released on DVD starring Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson. The movie concerns a man living with depression and its impact on his family. He begins communicating using a toy beaver hand puppet. The movie is rated PG-13. There will be some light refreshments at the library beginning at 5:30 PM. The movie will run from 6:00-7:30 and the panel discussion will happen after the movie, from about 7:30-8:00.