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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Candidate Forums Focused on Important Issues

Affordable housing, employment, health care, and public transportation were the focus of three candidate forums sponsored by Northern Lakes CMH and the Consumer Advocacy Council (CAC) during October. Consumers facilitated the events in a large variety of ways, including determining the questions to be asked of candidates: HOUSING – Affordable housing is a concern throughout [...]

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I am permitted to hold for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” – George Bernard Shaw

Get a Second Job: Busting Stress

An excerpt from “You Can’t Send a Duck to Eagle School” by Mac Anderson “The attitude of the leader will determine the attitude of the pack.”  As a leader, however, we must manage our attitudes. Do we need to be perfect? Of course not. But, we can never underestimate the influence that our actions and [...]

Ernie Reynolds, advocate extraordinaire!

We are proud to share that Ernie Reynolds was one of the featured speakers at the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards fall conference. Ernie is a Certified Peer Support Specialist at Northern Lakes and has a great deal of experience with public speaking and advocacy. Ernie has oftentimes been heard to say that [...]

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Art of Recovery: The Human Journey Show

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd annual ART OF RECOVERY: THE HUMAN JOURNEY show will be held at the  Inside Out Gallery at 228 Garland Street in Traverse City. IMPORTANT DATES: Deadline to submit art is November 3, 2008. The show runs from November 12 to December 18, 2008. A public reception with [...]

"Every day offers a chance to choose either anger or understanding, bitterness or acceptance, darkness or light. And the choices we make reveal the stuff we're made of." – Robin McGraw (wife of Dr. Phil)

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney

“After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-recovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren

If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of seriously harming themselves or someone else, call 911.


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