May 2020

Events Calendar

This Calendar of Events is for Youth and Families involved in child-serving systems or services like mental health, DHHS, the courts or school services. Opportunities below offer a gathering place and environment to provide feedback that will redesign services to meet the needs of youth with behavioral challenges and their families.

Wed. 6

Great Start Family Fun Night & Dinner | 4:30 pm-6:00 pm Muskegon | 1765 Ada Avenue

ALL Muskegon County parents/caretakers and their children are invited to attend this monthly gathering which includes FREE dinner, FREE book, FREE kids’ activities & crafts. The topic for the evening will be ‘Post-Partum Depresstion’ presented by Lori Wiltenberg from Hackley Community Care and Robin Dennany of the local Post-Partum Support Group. RSVP Phone: (231) 260-2307

Thu. 7

IGNITE Fire | 12:00 am-12:00 am Muskegon | 31 East Clay Avenue

Join us every other Friday for a safe opportunity to discuss issues, concerns, personal challenges, and goals with Disability Network's IGNITE Fire peer support group. In addition to having an open discussion time, we will also have group activities that are intended to provide individuals with experiences that could increase Independent living skills, and build...

Tue. 12

MYalliance Annual Report to the Community & Bowling | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Join us to hear powerful stories, learn about collaborative work around mental health, and see data showing improvements for youth and families enrolled in MYalliance System of Care. Then stay to bowl with youth, families and community partners- family dinner style! Youth enrolled are seeing improved school results and better mental health outcomes. Come learn...

Wed. 13

Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group (ages 18+) | 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Muskegon | 1700 Clinton Street

This is a monthly support group specifically for individuals (age 18+) who have attempted suicide. This group is led by 2 peer facilitators, both of whom are suicide attempt survivors, one of whom is a licensed mental health clinician. Discussion may include: sharing of personal struggles and anxieties, finding hope and purpose, ways to share...

Thu. 21

IGNITE Fire | 12:00 am-12:00 am Muskegon | 31 East Clay Avenue

Join us every other Friday for a safe opportunity to discuss issues, concerns, personal challenges, and goals with Disability Network's IGNITE Fire peer support group. In addition to having an open discussion time, we will also have group activities that are intended to provide individuals with experiences that could increase Independent living skills, and build...

Thu. 28

ReCon Veteran's Resilience Conference 2020 | 7:30 am-8:00 pm Muskegon | 425 West Western Avenue

The ReCon Veteran Resilience Conference will be returning to Downtown Muskegon on Thursday, May 28, for its third year of assisting military veterans, their families, and veteran service providers in developing the tools they need to lead resilient lives after leaving the military. Resilience is one of the pillars to overcoming ongoing life challenges faced...

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Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group (ages 18+)

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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This is a monthly support group specifically for individuals (age 18+) who have attempted suicide. This group is led by 2 peer facilitators, both of whom are suicide attempt survivors, one of whom is a licensed mental health clinician.

Discussion may include: sharing of personal struggles and anxieties, finding hope and purpose, ways to share your story with others (friends, family, therapist, or even the community at large to seek positive change), coping strategies, knowing when to seek help, etc.
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It is estimated that for every 1 death by suicide, there are 30 suicide attempts. The vast majority of people who survive an attempt do NOT later die by suicide, but go on to live meaningful lives.

Many, but not all, suicide attempts result in receiving treatment via psychiatric hospitalization and/or outpatient treatment. While some survivors of suicide attempt also require physical/medical care due to injury, others may have survived without anyone ever knowing they attempted.

A common factor, however, is that due to stigma, shame, guilt, and often fear of discrimination, suicide attempts are frequently kept secret. This secrecy can lead to feelings of isolation, and make it difficult to find support.

All survivors of suicide attempt, including aborted and interrupted attempts, are welcome at our support group. We are a welcoming and diverse group, and we are grateful you are here. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
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This group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm – 8:30 pm in the Boardroom at Mercy Health Hackley Campus, 1700 Clinton St., Muskegon, MI.

Walk-ins and referrals are welcome. If you or someone you know may be interested in attending, and would like more information, please contact Scott Teichmer at (231)769-2679 or spcmuskegon@gmail.com .

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Date:
May 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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