Prime for Life: Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Prime for Life, is a science-based alcohol and drug program designed to persuade resistant population to examine and accept the need to change their attitudes and behaviors concerning alcohol and drug use.  CMHSAS offers this program FREE of charge.

The program runs approximately 10 – 11 weeks (1 session per week, 1 1/2 hours per session) on an ongoing basis.  The location and dates/times are subject to change depending on the needs of those enrolled in the course.  The class is open to the public and they do NOT need to be a CMH client in order to enroll, however advanced registration is required.  Please refer your clients to Ashley Willis at 269-244-0008 or


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Michigan State University Extension News


Upcoming Events

Smart Choice for Health Insurance Webinar - September 8 | 3 – 5 p.m. | Webinar


Diabetes PATH - September 9 – October 14 | 9 – 11:30 a.m. | Iron Mountain, MI


Dining with Diabetes - October 7 – December 16 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Centreville, MI


Market FRESH for Seniors - August 19 | 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Beaverton, MI


Hospitals serve up health – Part 1 

Hospitals promote health and disease prevention by supporting healthy food environments.

July 7 | Sarah Eichberger | Our food environment, the types of foods available near us – at home, in our neighborhoods, at work or school, influences our eating choices. Healthy food environments can make the healthy choice the easy choice and represent an organizational or environmental level intervention that shapes healthy behavior. Read more.


Do you live in a walkable community? 

Active communities promote health and show positive steps towards chronic disease prevention.

July 13 | Sarah Eichberger | Physical activity can improve health and prevent an increase in chronic disease and health care costs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than half of all American adults do not meet national physical activity recommendations. The environments in which we live, learn, work and play impact individual and community health. Read more.


Veterans and diabetes 

The link between diabetes Type 2 mellitus and veterans.

July 14 | Pamela Daniels | Veteran’s health issues are an important concern for Americans. Veterans, their families and the communities they call home share a major health concern. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is on the rise in our country! It has been documented that some veterans are linked to Type 2 diabetes mellitus from their exposure to a chemical agent called “Agent Orange.” Other veterans are entering the “high-risk” age group for the onset Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Read more.


Summer’s fresh bounty and managing chronic disease 

Make fruits and vegetables part of your daily meals to better manage your diabetes or other existing chronic disease conditions.

July 17 | Diana Fair | People with diabetes often have increased risk factors serious health conditions including high blood pressure, heart disease and kidney disease. Michigan State University Extension suggests that meals include fruits and vegetables which may help you lower your risk for these diseases, as well as better controlling your diabetes. According to My Plate everyone should make half of their dinner plate fruits and vegetables. However, if you have diabetes, it is recommended to make half your plate low carb veggies and to include a serving of fruit with your meal. Read more.


Prevent skin cancer while enjoying time outdoors 

Protect your skin, eyes and immune system from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays not only during the summer but year round.

July 22 | Elaine M. Bush | The American Cancer Society reports that skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health Senior Health website, the skin is the largest organ of the human body. Skin is comprised of two main layers…the outer layer, or epidermis, and the inner layer, or dermis. It is in the epidermis that most skin cancer occurs. Read more.

3rd Annual Health Fair – July 19th, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Three Rivers Health 701 S. Health Parkway Three Rivers, MI 49093

  • Grilling and Cooking Seminars
  • HealthTrac Fitness and Fun
  • Farmers Market
  • Lab Testing: Healthy Life Screening
  • Safety Awareness
  • Kids Zone: Bounce House, Face Painting, Carnival Games, Hula Hoop Fun, Bean Bag Toss, Balloons, Crafts
  • Sports Physicals
  • Healthcare Vendors

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Mental Health First Aid

Many people are willing to help …but aren’t sure how.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What can I do!” and “Where can someone find help!

CMHSAS-SJC staff have been trained by nationally accredited MHFA trainers.



AT:  269.467.1000 24 Hour: 800.622.3967 Fax: 269.467.3075

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