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April 20: Chelsea Community Forum focuses on mental health

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Rod Anderson for the information in this story.)

The Chelsea Community Forum will meet on Saturday, April 20 at the Chelsea Senior Center at 9 a.m.

This monthly nonpartisan forum will focus on mental health issues, including suicide in April.

Guest speakers Kathy Walz and Dr. Elizabeth Block will participate.

The Chelsea Community Forum is an independent, non-partisan, unaffiliated gathering of people to discuss a variety of topics and share information and ideas.  Everyone is welcome, but we are generally focused on activities in the western Washtenaw  townships of Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan, and the City of Chelsea.

See the CCF home page for updates.

Guest Speakers

Kathy Walz, LMSW, CPC is a Behavioral Health Navigator at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

Behavioral Health Navigators are trained to help connect you with resources to meet your individual needs and develop a detailed plan of action. There is no charge associated with this helpful service.

Behavioral Health Navigators help you understand what kind of behavioral health care you need, find and get connected to behavioral health resources in your community and problem-solve issues that may be getting in the way of receiving the care you need.

 A Behavioral Health Navigator can assist you in finding a therapist, psychiatrist, support group and/or other resources to deal with any of the challenges you may be facing.

Elizabeth Block, MD

Dr. Block is board certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She received her Doctor of Medicine from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her internship at the University of Maryland and residency at the University of Michigan.

She is board certified in general adult psychiatry. Dr. Block recently completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Michigan. She joined the staff of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea in 2018 and is currently the attending psychiatrist for our child, adolescent, and young adult patients in both our Chelsea and Dexter Outpatient locations. Dr. Block has a particular interest in treating individuals with autism, anxiety disorders, and enhancing access to psychiatric care.

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