The Lansing chapter of Habitat for Humanity plans to build four new houses this year and rehab two. For this week’s Neighbors in Action segment, Denise Paquette, executive director of Lansing Habitat, and future Habitat resident, Monica List, discuss the organization’s work.
Almost 100 years ago, two young girls enjoying their summers in Harsens Island scrawled a message on a note, placed it inside a bottle and sent it out to drift in the St. Clair River. Just last month, this unbelievable discovery came to the attention of Bernard Licata, president of the Harsens Island/St. Clair Flats Historical Society. What followed was a whirlwind of media attention and emotion.
The process of diagnosing, classifying and treating mental illness is incredibly complex and often controversial. The recent debate surrounding the new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders illustrates how difficult it can be to get a handle on what causes the symptoms of mental illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.