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Depression Screening Day on Fox 2 News Detroit w/ BMC’s Carrie Krawiec

As a part of National Depression Screening Day, Carrie Krawiec, therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic appeared as an expert on Fox 2 News Detroit on October 10, 2013. Carrie was interviewed by Fox 2 News reporter, Anqunette Jamison on the topic of teen depression. National Depression Screening Day raises community awareness, screens people for depression … Read more

Teen Depression Viral Video, National Depression Screening Day, and BMC’s Appearance on Fox 2 News

At a recent TEDxYouth event, 19-year-old Kevin Breel stood up in front of the audience and said “I suffer from depression.” In the 11 minute viral video, shown below, this emerging stand-up comedian explained what it felt like to grow up with a mental illness. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences … Read more

Denim Day at Birmingham Maple Clinic

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson declared April 26, 2013 Denim Day in Oakland County, to raise awareness of victims of sexual violence and domestic assault. Denim Day is a symbolic gesture in response to a landmark case in an Italian court in which the judges over turned a rape conviction because they believed that ‘because … Read more

National Sleep Day

The holidays, a time of family gathering and merriment, often also are a time of sleep deprivation. Why not start the New Year recognizing a little known holiday, National Sleep Day? Huffington Post reported January 3, 2013 is National Sleep Day. Along with this the online newspaper also collected a handful of findings about sleep … Read more

Child Health Day

October 1, 2012 is Child Health Day. The purpose of Child Health Day is to raise awareness of how to improve and protect the health of the Nation’s children. A recent article in Huffington Post, from psychology expert and author, Lisa Firestone, draws attention to the psychological health issues that affect kids in the U.S. … Read more

National Psychotherapy Day

September 25, 2012 is the first annual “National Psychotherapy Day.”  Therapist directory, Goodtherapy.org and The Psychotherapy Foundation announced on September 17, 2012 the mission of National Psychotherapy Day is doing anything that works to reduce the stigma of seeking psychotherapy, while drawing attention to its mental health benefits. Noah Rubinstein, LMFT and CEO of GoodTherapy.org … Read more

Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Wednesday May 9, 2012 is Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Awareness Day in 1994 with the mission to increase awareness around children’s mental health. The overarching purpose is to stimulate support for a comprehensive system of care … Read more

National Alcohol Screening Day

Thursday April 5, 2012 is National Alcohol Screening Day. National Alcohol Screening Day is an outreach, education and screening program that raises awareness about alcohol misuse and refers individuals with alcohol problems for further evaluation. It’s held every year on the Thursday of the first full week of April. Alcohol abuse is known to increase … Read more

March 1st is Self Injury Awareness Day

Self-injury Awareness Day is a global awareness event/campaign that occurs annually on March 1. The goal is to raise awareness amongst parents, teachers, and medical professionals about self harming behaviors and to break down stereotypes.  On this day, and in the weeks leading up to it, people choose to be more open about their own … Read more