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November 2016

NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group Facilitator Training

Saturday, November 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Waves of Wellness RCC, 45 Plant Rd.
Hyannis, MA 02601 United States
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Hyannis For more information and to apply, please contact: Sandy Whitney, sandra.whitneysarles@bmc.org 774-212-4519 Judi Maguire, jmaguire@namimass.org 617-590-8541

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14th Annual Schizophrenia Education Day

Saturday, November 5, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
The Starr Center Auditorium, Charles River Plaza, MGH, 185 Cambridge St. 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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Now in its 14th year, this exciting event will offer an update on new research findings and important clinical topics for patients with schizophrenia and their families. In the morning, participants will learn about what neuroscience and brain development are telling us about schizophrenia.  The afternoon will feature a panel of families speaking about their experience with first episode psychosis, as well as presentations focusing on family-based and mentalization approaches to treatment. 

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Privacy, Pets and Possibilities: Making Integrated Care Work

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MCLE, 10 Winter Place
Boston, MA United States
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Integration of behavioral and physical health care is supposed to improve the quality of health care, but the sharing of mental health information with physical health providers can mean inferior medical care for people with psychiatric challenges. And integration of care won’t improve outcomes if we remain limited to services that have produced lackluster results. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, we’ll be talking about making fundamental changes in how we think about mental health care and the people who use it so that integrated care can work. During the day, you will experience interactive demonstrations of treatment modalities and dynamic presentations by individuals incorporating new approaches

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From Surviving to Thriving

Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington St # 1000
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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The Transformation Center Presents, Blacks United in Recovery (BUR) Statewide Affinity Group Forum: "From Surviving to Thriving" A day long interactive workshop event for those who identify as Black or African American & can relate to emotional health, addictions or trauma issues. Date: Monday Nov 21, 2016 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: The Boston Foundation 75 Arlington St # 1000 Boston, MA 02116 (Green Line, Arlington T Stop or pay $36.to park for the day) -lunch, snacks & a “quiet pause room” will be available -feel free to bring: -your own notebook for journaling -a photo or other item to place on the Libation

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January 2017

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program

Monday, January 23 @ 10:00 am - Monday, April 3 @ 12:30 pm

Clinton, MA January 23rd to April 3rd, 2017 Meets every Monday for 10 weeks starting January 23rd at 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For more information please contact Diane by phone at 978-302-4170 or email quiltjoe@yahoo.com, or Caryl by phone at 508-574-0603 or email cmleeds@comcast.net

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February 2017

Fighting to Save the Affordable Care Act!

Wednesday, February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Non-Profit Center, 89 South St.
Boston, MA United States
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What do people with disabilities stand to lose if the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is repealed? If Congress uses block grants that reduce Medicaid (MassHealth) funding, how will people with disabilities be affected? Disability Advocates Advancing our Healthcare Rights (DAAHR) will bring you up to speed on changes being considered which could drastically affect MassHealth, Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS), and Community Based Services in Massachusetts.

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Affinity and Ally Training

Tuesday, February 7 - Wednesday, February 8
Cape Point Hotel, 476 Main St
West Yarmouth, MA 02673 United States
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Limited space available. Registration is required!

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Change is in the Air: Taking Initiative Towards a Tobacco Free Texas

Tuesday, February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In 2015 approximately 264 billion cigarettes were sold in the U.S. and adults with mental illnesses smoked almost a third of them. This staggering trend represented a missed opportunity for Texas’ behavioral health centers to proactively address tobacco use with their clients. Taking Texas Tobacco Free (TTTF) was the perfect way to move the needle forward, providing assistance to local behavioral health centers across Texas looking to reverse this trend in one of our most vulnerable populations. Attend our upcoming webinar, Change is in the Air: Taking Initiative Towards a Tobacco-Free Texas on Tuesday, February 7 from 2-3:30pm ET to learn how your mental health

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Metro Boston Area Citizens Legislative Breakfast

Wednesday, February 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Great Room, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA United States
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The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) will host its annual series of Citizens Legislative Breakfasts in the coming months. This is an opportunity for members of the mental health community to meet with their legislators, thank them for their support and discuss how DMH helps people with mental illnesses recover and live satisfying lives in communities of their choice. It is also an opportunity for consumers and family members to share good news and success stories about their life experiences. The State House events start with registration and refreshments from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and the program starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. and

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Free Screening of Beyond the Wall Documentary

Saturday, February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lexington Venue, 1794 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420 United States
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Free screening of Beyond the Wall documentary film about criminal justice reform. Louie Diaz, the man highlighted in the film, will be coming for the post film discussion. More information at beyondthewallfilm.com

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