We fully understand there’s a budget crisis, however…

NAMI Massachusetts Budget Summary There is a disturbing pattern of disproportionately higher cuts to services to people with mental illness. We fully understand there’s a budget crisis, however, the Administration needs to recognize the domino effect these cuts will have on people with mental illness and their families.  Here’s a summary of what the Governor’s…

Lessons to be learned…

Official statement of NAMI Mass Board of Directors January 25, 2011 NAMI Massachusetts deplores any and all acts of violence.  We mourn the death of Stephanie Moulton and our hearts go out to her family, to her fiancé, to her friends and colleagues, and to her clients. Stephanie Moulton was committed to helping others; for…

The Arizona Tragedy: A Teachable Moment

In the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, the nation is now asking questions about the treatment available for people living with mental illness. NAMI has been in the middle of the discussion, responding to media questions and helping to direct the public’s attention towards a treatment delivery system we have long known was in…

Volunteers are priceless

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. ~ Sherry Anderson The Staff and Board of NAMI Massachusetts would like to express its gratitude to the wonderful Volunteers of NAMI Massachusetts. Without your efforts and contributions of time, many people would not have the opportunity to learn of NAMI’s education and…

Broken Brain and Body Chemistry Part 2

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:  The Essential Fat for Optimum Brain Function by Laura Blockel, NAMI Connection Consultant Omega-3 fatty acids are brain-boosting, cholesterol clearing good fats.  They play a crucial role in brain function.  The problem is your body can’t make them—you have to get them through food and supplements.  Omega-3 fatty acids can be found…