ANNOUNCEMENTS:

AUTISM AWARENESS
HEALTHY MICHIGAN ENROLLMENT
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING




April is Autism Awareness Month
for more information follow this link:
Autism Awareness Month

or
http://www.autismspeaks.org/early-access-care




Healthy Michigan open enrollment began April 1
You may qualify – to enroll follow this link :
MI Bridges

 
Michigan residents will be able to apply for the Healthy Michigan Plan online, by phone, or in person at their local Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) office to quickly and easily determine if they are eligible. The plan emphasizes personal responsibility and beneficiaries will be required to share in the costs. There also will be incentives for individuals to take responsibility for their lifestyle choices and to maintain or improve their health.
Applicants for the Healthy Michigan Plan must be between the ages of 19-64, not currently eligible for Medicaid, not eligible for or enrolled in Medicare, and earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level (approximately $16,000 for single person and $33,000 for a family of four).

Health coverage under the Healthy Michigan Plan includes both federally and state mandated Essential Health Benefits such as ambulatory patient services, emergency services, hospitalization, mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment, prescription drugs, rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices, laboratory services, preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management, pediatric services including oral and vision care, and other medically necessary services as needed.


Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Introduces
Mental Health First Aid Training to Cass County


For more information or to participate in the next free Mental Health First Aid training

April 15th and 16th 8:30am -12:30pm
contact Rachel Horchler
269-445-2451
or email
rachelh@woodlandsbhn.org

  

Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare is initiating the Mental Health First Aid program in Cassopolis.  Woodlands will seek to train healthcare professionals, school personnel, law enforcement, first responders and members of the public in methods to improve mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. 
 
“We are thrilled to bring Mental Health First Aid to our community,” said Kathy Emans, CEO Woodlands BHN.  “This important educational effort goes a lot further than emergency intervention; it really helps people understand the shroud of fear and misjudgment facing individuals and families who experience mental illnesses and addiction.  It will help rid this community of the associated stigma and move more and more people toward recovery.”
 
Mental Health First Aid is a 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual, the certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.  Thorough evaluations in randomized controlled trials and a quantitative study have proved the CPR-like program effective in improving trainees’ knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others. 
 
   
 


 

 








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Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Network works in partnership with individuals, families and the community to inspire hope, promote resiliency and achieve recovery by providing effective behavioral health services.

Guiding Principles and Values

  • Behavioral Health is an essential part of overall health
  • Prevention Works
  • Treatment is Effective
  • People Recover