Mental health care backlog leaves Lake Orion child stuck in emergency room for 26 days
DETROIT – For months, school administrators have been sounding alarms about a growing mental health crisis amongst students who feel isolated and depressed as a side-effect of the coronavirus pandemic.
For Leah, it was a desperate situation. Her 12-year-old son, who battles depression, was overwhelmed and announced he was ready to end it all.
She believed COVID and the changes the pandemic exacerbated the stresses of a boy who was already going through changes.
His parents took him to the hospital for help, only for them to get surprised with an extended stay.
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Metro Detroit weather: Miserable Opening Day forecast, but better weekend
It’s one-and-done for the unseasonable warmth, and Opening Day looks downright miserable. But check out the weekend!
4 Fast Facts
- There’s a Macomb County business owner extremely grateful to still have her business thanks to her children. Click here to read more.
- The NAACP is expanding its footprint in Metro Detroit. There is now a new chapter in northern Macomb County. Click here to read more.
- Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald is focusing on cracking down on human trafficking with a newly formed human trafficking unit. Click here to read more.
- People living in one of Detroit’s food deserts are banding together and doing something about it. Click here to read more.
Demand for appointments at Michigan SOS offices high as extension on renewing IDs set to expire
Frustrated trying to secure an appointment at a Secretary of State branch office?
You’re not alone. As you will see the demand is high because we are approaching a significant date and many may have been procrastinating.