“At our last meeting, the NAMI Massachusetts Board accepted Laurie’s resignation with regret and expressed our appreciation for her leadership during her tenure. Thanks to Laurie’s hard work and commitment, NAMI Mass is a solid, vibrant organization that we can all be proud of,” said Tom Scurfield.
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SPECIAL GUEST COLUMN Supporting NAMI Mass’ Position Opposing Recreational Marijuana, Question 4 on Ballot
One issue that is not sufficiently addressed in this debate is the relationship between marijuana use and psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and some forms of bipolar disorder.
When we sent out the absentee ballots we made an error in the instructions. Please note the correct ballot instructions.
We are Looking for Family Members of Individuals with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Conditions to Share Your Experiences
as part of three NAMI Mass programs; NAMI Mass Criminal Justice Diversion Project, NAMI Peer-to-Peer, and Allies for Student Mental Health.
While any long-needed improvements are welcome, NAMI Mass believes that they will always be limited by the Department of Correction’s continued responsibility for the evaluation and treatment of men with mental illness.
We must provide high quality, affordable and effective mental health care to those who need it most, but it will take much more funding than is currently in the system.
“The U.S. system of mental health care is failing to engage many people who seek help. The facts say it all: many people who seek mental health care drop out. 70% that drop out do so after their first or second visit.”
Jacqueline Martinez, Nominated by NAMI Massachusetts, Member of NAMI Latino Metro Boston, is elected to the NAMI Board of Directors!
NAMI Mass partnered with Senator Jason Lewis to file Senate Bill #2320 – An Act to Establish the Center of Excellence in Community Policing and Behavioral Health. This legislation scales up best practices with proven results.