Systemic woes keep many in Mass. from care they need

Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe June 27, 2016, Letter to the Editor: There is no denying that Massachusetts’ mental health system is in crisis (The Desperate and the Dead, June 26, 2016). However, the focus on people with mental illness committing extreme acts of violence only perpetuates stigma and people’s worst nightmares.…

You may find the following resources helpful for use with members or in your broader communities – particularly in discussions with children and youth

Violent tragedies leave traumatic impressions not only in the communities in which they occur (including first responders), but also our national community. The immediate impact may affect existing mental health conditions or contribute to ones in the future.   SAMHSA: Incidents of Mass Violence ·        SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline ·         Center for the Study of…