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Spotlight Event

Jewish Family Service is shining a light on mental health in the community at the agency’s Spotlight Event 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield. The evening will feature Liza Long, mental health advocate and author of The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness. After the Newtown school shooting in 2012, Long wondered if her son, who has bipolar disorder, was capable of committing a similar act in her blog post “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother.” The post went viral, leading to her appearance on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and many other outlets. Her book looks at how we address mental illness, especially in children. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 248-592-2339.

Earlier Event: May 23
Barley, BBQ, and Beats
Later Event: May 31
Pala Gala