At CMHCM, we believe the first step toward mental health awareness is education. To this end, we offer educational opportunities to various grade levels in schools in our six-county service area.
DETROIT — Did you know that one in four people has a mental illness? It impacts every community, every race, and does not discriminate. Some of the most brilliant minds and talented people on the planet – including two U.S. presidents, famous actors, professional athletes and countless others — also have a mental illness. Mental illness is a medical condition just like physical illness. People can live successful lives with early intervention and effective treatment. As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation in partnership with the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority is proud to present “Opening Minds, Ending Stigma” – a compelling 30-minute TV special which airs Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m. on CBS 62. The special features Michigan leaders, mental health organizations, and people with mental illness in a probing look at the issues and solutions in delivering care and ending the stigma associated with it and will be available to other mental health organizations as a community service to distribute after its TV broadcast debut. “Treating mental illness shouldn’t be viewed any differently than treating physical illness,” said Andrea Cole, CEO of the Flinn Foundation. “It’s time to change the conversation and outdated views about mental illness,” added Tom Watkins, president/CEO of the DWMHA.