Raising the Bar

 Many in our Michigan ACE Initiative Community have been involved for a number of years—and kudos to these early pioneers.  Progress is slow but is happening.  Awareness is always the first step as most folks cannot “walk” away from Adverse Childhood Experiences data once they see it.  This awareness needs to be continually provided and […]

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Half of U.S. Children with Mental Health Disorders Are Not Treated

Originally published by University of Michigan Health Nearly 7.7 million children and teens in the country – about one in seven –  have at least one treatable mental health disorder, including depression, anxiety or ADHD, new research finds. But half of these young people did not receive needed treatment from a mental health professional in 2016, […]

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Northern Michigan school receives grant money to renovate health center

Originally Published by Up North Live A northern Michigan school district will be able to renovate their health center thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The HRSA funded the Health Department of Northwest Michigan nearly $98,000 for renovations to Boyne City Public Schools’ […]

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Schools, health centers get $30 million in state mental health funding

Originally published by Crain’s Detroit Business School mental health services are expected to get a boost from new money the Legislature appropriated late last year after a year that saw a number of mass shootings in schools nationally. Many public school districts and school-based health centers are expected to tap into $30 million in new state […]

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Addiction doc says: It’s not the drugs. It’s the ACEs…adverse childhood experiences.

Orginally published by Jane Ellen Stevens He says: Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction”. It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”. He says: Ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking (what traditionalists call addiction) is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, just like bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed. He says: The solution to changing the […]

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