Avon Players Presents: ‘Next to Normal’

An electrifying Pulitzer Prize-winning musical explores mental illness and its profound impact on families Avon Players is proud to present the intimate and emotional Next to Normal opening Friday, May 23, 2014 running through June 7. The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical explores how one suburban household copes with effects of prolonged mental illness. Wife and mother Diana Goodman’s struggle with bipolar disorder reverberates through her family, including her steadfast but … [Read more...]

Chuckling, compassion and co-morbidity: Annual conference aims to improve nurse-patient relationships

Being able to recognize a patient’s coexisting mental and medical conditions while avoiding the development of their own mental disorder might sound like a job for Super Nurse. But this weekend the Oakland University School of Nursing plans to equip local nurses with the tools to make these dueling tasks easier. The fifth annual Envision Conference will welcome several experts on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Royal Park Hotel to hold workshops and discussions about co-morbidity, or the … [Read more...]