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Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program

12th Annual Mental Health Forum

Saturday, April 27, 2019

9:00am - 4:00pm

REGISTER ONLINE AT: http://tinyurl.com/mentalhealthforum19

Forum host: Ministers Curtis and Dr. Pamela Robinson

Emerging HOPE Board of Directors

We extend gratitude to the host of sponsoring vendors which include mental health agencies, health professional associations, faith-based groups, and private-sector business. Many whom we recognize as forerunners advocating for those in our community with mental health challenges. We extend gratitude to you for the extensive work that you have already done on the topic of eridicating mental health stigma among disinfrancized/marginalized populations.

This years sponsoring vendor booths consist of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service, Merry Battles Counseling, Kalamazoo Youth Development Network, Kalamazoo Community Mental Health, Parents for Transition, Deadra Bell-Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor (Art Therapy), Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan, Need to Talk Counseling Agency, Alternatives od Kalamazoo, Gryphon Place, Edge Water Music Therapy|Thompson Tutoring, Sea Green Art Therapy and Special Education Mediation Services. The multi-cultural/multi-aged crowd will consist of clergy, mental health professional, lay people, and individuals and their family members who are living with mental illness and developmental disabilities, service providers, college students, parents, siblings, neighbors, and community members. Many lives will be impacted by the information and personal testaments that will be powerfully shared. From past events people have reported feeling safe to share their stories, empowered, validated, and most importantly understood.


Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service

Jackie Mitchell, Patricia Lehman

Customer Service Department

Kalamazoo, MI

Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan

Sharee' Niblack, Program Manager

Kalamazoo, MI

Merry Battles Counseling

Merry Battles, LMSW

Kalamazoo, MI

ReGeneration Next - Alternatives Care Centers

Pamela Humes, Kaylen Humes i

Project Director (ReGen Next)

Director of Educational Outreach (ACC)

Kalamazoo, MI

Gryphon Place

Adam Castle, Ruth Garcia

Kalamazoo MI 49009

Edge Water Music Therapy | Thompson Tutoring

Corey Thompson, Founder/CEO

Kalamazoo, MI

Sea Green Art Therapy

Calvin Green, Founder/CEO

Kalamazoo, MI

Diane Kullis

Special Education Mediation Services

Lansing, MI

Tamiko L. Garrett

Parents for Transition

Kalamazoo, MI

Deadra Bell-Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor

Art Therapy

Southfield, MI

Deborah Johnson Spence, PhD, LPC, ACS, SLP

Need to Talk Counseling Agency, Counselor

Southfield, MI