Disclaimer: I have lived in Rochester for the past 11years, and I have absolutely no ties personally or professionally with Crittenton Hospital:-)
Do you actually take time to read the Wellspring magazine Crittenton Hospital puts out quarterly? Often, I would at least glance at it...until I needed some support as someone who was newly diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Browsing the magazine planted a seed that there were many support groups in a variety of areas available. When I thought I could use some additional support, I sought out a meeting for people with Depression & Bipolar Disorder. It was very reassuring to know that I was not alone and many people in the area were right there with me:-) Today, I am the President of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Metro Detroit. We run 13 free supports groups that meet twice a month in 5 counties. I now lead the meeting at Crittenton Hospital.
I am forever impressed at the number of meetings held at Crittenton. They have even allocated funding & staff to coordinate these community meetings and events. Several times throughout the year, I arrive at Crittenton for my meeting only to find something really cool going on in the lobby like a walk or an artwork display.
Whether or not Crittenton is your hospital of choice for medical services, please pay attention to the community resources they make available to all of us...and much of it is free. I am very proud to live in a community that has a hospital as involved as Crittenton is.