MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
http://www.nami.org/mhm
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the month of May, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. We believe that these issues are important to address all year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of all Americans whose lives are affected by mental health conditions. 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family and can do something to help others.


MyStrength
Free online access to confidential, personalized help; using evidence-based resources to better manage depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders while improving overall well-being.
Available for all Cass County residents.

 Website: www.mystrength.com
Access Code:  SWMCass



Southwestern Michigan College criminal justice classes benefited from mental health training Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Network provided law enforcement April 14 in the Student Activity Center theatre on SMC’s Dowagiac campus.

for the entire story, click the link below
https://www.swmich.edu/news/woodlands-mental-health-forum


 Residents living in Dowagiac and Edwardsburg now have an easy way to dispose of unused or expired medication within their medicine cabinets — and to ensure they never fall into the wrong hands.

 

 New prescription drug drop boxes will be located at the following locations:

• Dowagiac Police Department, 241 S. Front St., Dowagiac, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Family Fare, 56151 M-51, Dowagiac, 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
• Pokagon Tribal Health Center, 58620 Sink Road, Dowagiac, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
• Edwardsburg Police Department, 26296 E. Main, Edwardsburg, 8:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Fridays.

These new boxes will join the existing drug collection box located inside the Cass County Sheriff’s Office in Cassopolis. Similar to how that box functions, any medication collected at these four new spots will be gathered by local police officers and sent to a disposal facility, where they will be safely destroyed. way to dispose of unused or expired medication within their medicine cabinets — and to ensure they never fall into the wrong hands. These new boxes will join the existing drug collection box located inside the Cass County Sheriff’s Office in Cassopolis. Similar to how that box functions, any medication collected at these four new spots will be gathered by local police officers and sent to a disposal facility, where they will be safely destroyed. C.A.S.S.


  

 

 
 

Mission Statement

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