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Mend mental health care – The Detroit News

Each time it was inferred that Adam Lanza suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, or that Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes and Gabby Gifford’s shooter Jared Loughner were schizophrenic, mental health providers winced. Not only does blaming mental illness for rampage shootings perpetuate the false notion that mental illness predisposes one to violence, it opens the door […]

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Deinstitutionalizing Michigan’s mentally ill has been an underfunded disaster – Detroit Free Press

After closing three-quarters of Michigan’s 16 state psychiatric hospitals by 2003, the state put the task of caring for the mentally ill firmly — and appropriately — on the backs of Community Mental Health agencies. With hospital stays costing more than $800 a day, treating mental illness in the community is less expensive, more humane […]

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Jeff Gerritt: A good idea gone bad – Detroit Free Press

Moving the care of thousands of mentally ill people from psychiatric hospitals — some straight out of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” — to the community was the right idea. Community mental health programs are usually more humane and effective — and always less expensive. But even good ideas can turn out bad. The […]

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Shootings expose cracks in US mental health system – WGCL Atlanta

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and PATRICK CONDONAssociated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Andrew Engeldinger’s parents pushed him for two years to seek treatment for what they suspected was mental illness, but even though he became increasingly paranoid and experienced delusions, there was nothing more they could do. Minnesota law doesn’t allow people to be forced into […]

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Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee’s alleged mistress: Suicide is not an option – Examiner.com

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee was suspended on Tuesday following allegations of an affair with Detroit Police Officer Angelica Robinson. Read allegations regarding Detroit Police Chief sex scandal Sadly, Officer Angelica Robinson posted a picture of herself with a gun in her mouth. The picture is disturbing and indicates she could be suicidal. No matter […]

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Heart attack sidelines DPS chief – Detroit Free Press

Region DETROIT John Telford, the superintendent for Detroit Public Schools, was recuperating in a hospital Friday after suffering a heart attack. Telford, 76, said doctors at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak inserted a stent to improve a blocked artery. After three years of powerlessness, the school board gained control over DPS’s academic functions in August, […]

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City Slang: Detroit loves Adam Ant – Detroit Metro Times (blog)

Adam Ant plays the Crofoot in Pontiac tonight. Fucking YES. We can’t hide out excitement for this one. Adam Ant rarely tours and this show was postponed once (originally scheduled for earlier in the year). He has been in and out of treatment for mental health issues, but he’s finally back and clips on Youtube […]

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Study finds missing link between mental health disorders and chronic diseases … – Medical Xpress

Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers may have discovered why people exposed to war are at increased risk to develop chronic problems like heart disease years later. And the culprit that links the two is surprising. Beginning in the mid-2000s, WSU researchers interviewed a random sample of 145 American immigrants who left Iraq before […]

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Birmingham Maple Clinic Reports That Overuse of Social Media May Contribute to Anxiety

The Birmingham Maple Clinic, providers of professional mental health services in Michigan, recently reported on an article by Kathryn Gregory of the West Virginia Gazette that suggests there is a link for many between social media and the fear of “missing out”. As reported by the mental health treatment clinic in Michigan, Gregory’s article discusses […]

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OCA Event

On February 3, 2012,  Birmingham Maple Clinic was presented at Oakland Counseling Association’s Agency in the round event.  Oakland Counseling Association hosted the event and luncheon for about 100 attendees at Oakland Schools in Waterford, MI. The program was geared toward school counselors, crisis intervention counselors, social workers and psychologists from Oakland County Public Schools. […]

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Parent-Teen Communication

As a marriage and family therapist my services are elicited to help couples and families improve communication. Although relationship dynamics between romantic partners and parents and their children differ dramatically, I am often struck by similarities when it comes to the breakdown of healthy communication. In marital relationships divorce is a common consequence of this […]

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Holiday Giving

In the spirit of holiday giving, therapists and staff at Birmingham Maple Clinic joined together to make the holidays brighter by donating to some exceptional local causes and charities. Birmingham Maple Clinic clinicians worked in teams to provide a special Christmas by adopting a family through Lighthouse of Oakland County in Pontiac, MI. Lighthouse of […]

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Birmingham Maple Clinic Reports on Studies Linking Oxytocin, Reduced Social Anxiety

Birmingham Maple Clinic, providers of professional mental health services in Michigan for over 30 years, recently reported on the results of a study linking Oxytocin use with reduced social anxiety.  According to the Clinic’s blog, psychcentral.com recently published findings on a new study carried out by Concordia University which found that Oxytocin (a naturally occurring […]

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Birmingham Maple Clinic Offers Help for Managing the Holiday Blues

Birmingham Maple Clinic, providers of mental health services in Michigan for over 30 years, recently announced help for those dealing with seasonal depression. The clinic, which specializes in treatment for depression, eating disorders, ADHD and other serious mental health issues, recently reported that depression can develop or even worsen during the stress of the holidays, […]

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Birmingham Maple Clinic Launches Adult ADHD Treatment Programs

Birmingham Maple Clinic recently announced the launch of individual treatment plans for Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a developmental disorder of self-control, in the clinic’s Michigan treatment center for adult ADHD. The clinic utilizes a full range of treatment options for both child and adult ADHD, which are developed into individualized plans that suit […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week Brings Attention to Depression in the US

In 1990, U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Health Awareness Week. October 2-8, 2011 was designated as a week to raise awareness of mental health treatment and the needs of those dealing with mental illness.  This year October 6, 2011 was also recognized as National Depression Screening Day. Did you know […]

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Local Clinic Launches Treatment Programs for Food Addiction and Eating Disorders

Birmingham Maple Clinic recently announced the launch of specialized treatments for eating disorders, including treatment for food addiction, bulimia and anorexia nervosa. Individuals looking for eating disorder treatment centers in Michigan can now receive team-based treatment that includes psychotherapy, medical monitoring by licensed physicians, and nutritional counseling – all in one location. Effective eating disorder […]

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