Recovery Institute

of Southwest Michigan, Inc.


"Innovative Approaches Toward Hearing Voices"

Workshops Designed to Help Better Understand and Define "Hearing Voices"

Two Workshops led by Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor, RMN, Co-Directors of Working to Recovery, LTD, U.K.


Thursday, March 12, 2015 - Washington Square Library (1244 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001)

"Working with Voices"


Friday, March 13, 2015 - Kalamazoo Public Library (315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007)

"The Voice Inside"

Cost: FREE

Seating is limited so call or email (see below) to reserve a spot.  Be sure to leave contact info!

(269)343-6725 /

Download the flyer for these workshops HERE for more information.  Sharing is also encouraged! 


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 At our February 5th KCMHSAS Board Retreat, it was our pleasure to host a discussion about individuals who experience issues with Mental Health and how they relate to law enforcement.  Please click the Press Release link below for more information.


Bob Butkiewicz, MA, LPC, Supervisor of Programs – Corrections, KCMHSAS and Cathy Kothari, PhD, Senior Clinical Research Scientist, Western Michigan University’s School of Medicine gave very informative presentations on the subject.  You can access them by selecting the appropriate link (see below).  You can also read Dr. Kothari’s Executive Summary.



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 Click the newsletter to download the latest version of The Messenger!


KCMHSAS Messenger Newsletter Archive:


Medicaid Expansion-Healthy Michigan Updates:

KCMHSAS Annual Report



"Strengthening Our System of Care in Kalamazoo"


WMU Fetzer Center

2350 Business Court

Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008


Thursday, March 5, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Friday, March 6, 2015

8:00 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Attend Kalamazoo Wraps 3rd Annual System of Care Conference!

Kalamazoo Wraps is a county-wide initiative to improve mental health. Our goal for this year’s conference is to bring together knowledge and insight from some of our area’s most experienced service-providers, parents and youth. Collaboration is vital in building a strong system of care and we aspire to involve everyone in this initiative. This will be a great learning opportunity for those working in healthcare, mental health, education, juvenile justice and child welfare, as well as families.


Review the Agenda In Brief

CE and CME credits will be available (please bring your social work license number).


Breakfast and lunch will be provided.



$65.00 per day (Students pay $25.00 per day)

*Family and youth scholarships are available*



 There will be workshops related to:

»  Healthcare Integration

»  Trauma

»  Child Welfare

»  Medication

»  Mental Health

»  Community Resources

»  Juvenile Justice

»  Education, and more!


*Saturday’s workshop will focus on Health Care*




Click the link above to register.  Registration fees must be received by March 3, 2015.

Please print out your registration confirmation and send it in with your check. This will allow us to ensure that your payment has been recorded.


For More Information Please Contact:

Molly Iammarino
Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Youth and Families


Please feel free to SHARE this information with anyone you think may be interested in attending this year’s conference.


We look forward to having you join us!



Check back frequently for updates of community events.  For a list of recurring meetings and events in the Kalamazoo area, see our Community Calendar.  



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