Adapted in TC: Coping with ripple effects of suicide

By SUSAN ODGERS Local columnist ‘Hello, hotline,” the woman answered. “I need to talk with someone,” I said. “In the past five weeks, two of my neighbors, a 19-year-old woman in one family and a 59-year-old man in another, died by suicide.” “I’m here. Tell me more,” she said. As a therapist and educator I’m aware […]

The Healing Power of Music

Research has shown again and again the undeniable healing power of music. One Interlochen alumnus is providing tangible evidence of that power, through work with soldiers who have sustained life-changing injuries on the field of battle, helping them find focus, voice and hope through conservatory-level training in music. Arthur Bloom, an Interlochen Arts Camp alumnus, […]

Web Portal Gives Veterans Easy Access to Michigan Works Online Services

Veterans can access a variety of job seeker services by visiting a newly redesigned section of the Northwest Michigan Works! Career Café website. puts key information for veterans on one web page. From that page veterans can contact staff at any Northwest Michigan Works! Center, link to veterans services, and take a brief survey […]

Disability Network Provides Much Needed Support to Veterans: Jason’s Story

Jason is one of many veterans trying to overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a Traumatic Brain Injury. Disability Network works closely with returning veterans, helping them reintegrate back into the community. “Thanks to Disability Network’s help, I’ve been able to get out of the house and become more social,” stated Jason, who served in […]

Disability Network Receives $18,000 for New Beach Path at Clinch Park

                    A new beach pathway was installed at Clinch Park Beach in Traverse City last Friday thanks to the efforts of Disability Network Northern Michigan. The organization received a generous gift of $18,000 from philanthropist Casey Cowell to upgrade to an ADAWalk system designed by Michigan […]

Building Community Solutions to Take Place Through the Month of May in NW Michigan

                      Strategy building events will be held throughout Northern Michigan during the month of May for the general public, local units of government, and other community stakeholders to learn about and discuss solutions to a variety of regional and community issues. Building Community Solutions: A […]

Veterans with TBI May Qualify for Additional Disability Pay, Allsup Reports

A new rule implemented earlier this month by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) makes it easier for veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to receive additional disability benefits if they have a related secondary condition, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of SSDI representation, veterans disability appeal and Medicare plan selection services. The qualifying […]