Our Signature Annual Events
NAMI Mass Advocacy Day

Systemic advocacy is a core pursuit of the NAMI Massachusetts. Each year NAMI Mass gathers mental health advocates from across the Commonwealth at the State House to lobby lawmakers on key legislative priorities.

NAMIWalks

NAMIWalks Massachusetts brings together people of all ages to combat stigma, raise funds, and promote awareness of mental illness. This yearly event is our largest event and biggest fundraiser.

NAMI Mass Convention

Our Annual state Convention brings together over 350 NAMI members and allies for a day of learning and networking. The Convention features workshop sessions, an exhibit hall, and art marketplace, as well as our Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election.

Events Calendar

Our calendar features NAMI Mass events, as well as presentations, webinars, workshops, conferences, and other happenings from local NAMI affiliates and other organizations.

Annual DMH Series of Citizens Legislative Breakfast – Western Mass Area
Friday, March 22nd

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. More information: https://www.mass.gov/dmh-legislative-breakfast-series (opens in a new window).

Accessing Subsidized Housing
Wednesday, March 27th

Learn about the Massachusetts subsidized housing system, application process, wait lists, and housing options in your area for both adults and seniors. More information: https://namimass.org/wp-content/uploads/Accessing-Subsidized-Housing-Presentation-1.pdf (opens in a new window).

8th Annual NAMI Western Mass Art Show
April 1 – April 30

Learn more at: https://namiwm.org/events.html (opens in a new window).

Outsmarting OCD: Tips and Tricks from a Clinician in the Field
Tuesday, April 2nd

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Belmont Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/belmont-lecture-series-2018/ (opens in a new window).

Career Fair for Job Seekers with Disabilities
Friday, April 5th

Save the date for an upcoming opportunity to explore a career in public service within Massachusetts state government! More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-state-employment-career-fair-registration-53961435105 (opens in a new window).

2019 Advocacy Day
Monday, April 8th

Each year NAMI Mass gathers mental health advocates from across the Commonwealth at the State House to lobby lawmakers on key legislative priorities. More information: https://namimass.org/advocacy-day/ (opens in a new window).

Outsmarting OCD: Tips and Tricks from a Clinician in the Field
Thursday, April 11th

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Worcester Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/worcester-lecture-series-2018/ (opens in a new window).

2019 Bridging the Divide Symposium: Mental Health and Cancer Care
Friday, April 12th

Engage with us at the 3rd Annual Bridging the Divide Symposium! Speakers will present their experiences as patients, caregivers, and clinicians in cancer and mental health. We are excited to welcome Ken Duckworth, MD, Medical Director of NAMI, as a speaker. Topics include increasing access to palliative care, communicating effectively about hopes and fears, advocating for meaningful policy change and fostering communication across disciplines and institutions. More information: https://engageinitiative.org/ (opens in a new window).

Peer Supports and Overcoming Clutter
Tuesday, April 19th

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Northampton Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/northampton-lecture-series/ (opens in a new window).

Mental Health Month
May 1 – May 31

During Mental Health Month, we join the mental health community to reaffirm our commitment to building our understanding of mental illness, increasing access to treatment and ensuring those who are struggling to know they are not alone.Learn more at: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Month (opens in a new window).

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
May 5 – May 11

During the first week of May, we join communities around the country in raising awareness of the mental health needs of America’s youth, with a focus on National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. More information at: https://www.ffcmh.org/awarenessweek (opens in a new window).

2019 Recovery Forum: What Comes Next? Achieving & Maintaining Long-Term Recovery
Wednesday, May 1st

Sponsored by the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership/Beacon Health Options. lease join us for an afternoon of sharing strategies and information about how to help sustain long-term recovery from behavioral health conditions and exploring recovery across the lifespan. More information: https://www.masspartnership.com/member/EventsAndTrainings.aspx (opens in a new window).

2019 Massachusetts’ Suicide Prevention Conference
Wednesday, May 1st & Thursday, May 2nd

More information: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/suicide-prevention-program-trainings-conferences-webinars-and-events (opens in a new window).

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Monday, May 6th

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day shines a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every child’s mental health and reinforces that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development. More information: https://www.samhsa.gov/childrens-awareness-day (opens in a new window).

Issues of the Self in Treatment Resistant OCD
Tuesday, May 7th

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Belmont Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/belmont-lecture-series-2018/ (opens in a new window).

Treatment Options for Hoarding Disorder
Thursday, May 9th

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Worcester Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/worcester-lecture-series-2018/ (opens in a new window).

2019 Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center Symposium and Innovation Awards
Friday, May 10th

The sixth annual Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center Symposium will be heldat the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. Ann Kim, Director of Health & Well-Being at IDEO Cambridge, will deliver this year’s Gailanne Reeh Lecture. Ms. Kim is an independent filmmaker who has reported on a range of science global health issues for public television and radio. Her credits include The Age of AIDS (FRONTLINE/PBS) and Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?, both duPont-Columbia Award winners, broadcast journalism’s highest honor. More information: http://www.cbhknowledge.center/2019-symposium-and-innovation-awards (opens in a new window).

2019 NAMIWalks Massachusetts
Saturday, May 11th

NAMIWalks Massachusetts brings together people of all ages to combat stigma, raise funds, and promote awareness of mental illness. More information: https://namimass.org/nami-walks-massachusetts/ (opens in a new window).

2019 Annual MassPRA Conference
Tuesday, May 14th & Wednesday, May 15th

Join us on May 14th and 15th for two full days of training. With six different full day institutes and over 20 workshops to chose from, there will be something for everyone. More information: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg2i4jgp0729b065&llr=jkbvr5nab (opens in a new window).

10th Annual Asian American Mental Health Forum
Saturday, May 18th

The theme this year will be: Recognizing Our Value: Forging Solutions to Combat Stigma and Internalized Racism. More information: https://transformation-center.org/event/10th-annual-asian-american-mental-health-forum/ (opens in a new window).

Loving Moments: Communicating Through Life’s Ups and Downs with Authenticity
Tuesday, May 21st

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Northampton Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/northampton-lecture-series/ (opens in a new window).

Parent / Professional Advocacy League 8th Annual Conference & Celebration
Friday, May 31st

More information: http://ppal.net/conference (opens in a new window).

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month
June 1 – June 30

The purpose of PTSD Awareness Month is to encourage everyone to raise public awareness of PTSD and effective treatments. Learn more at: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/awareness/index.asp (opens in a new window).

Intrusive Thoughts and OCD
Tuesday, June 4th

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Belmont Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/belmont-lecture-series-2018/ (opens in a new window).

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Thursday, June 13

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Worcester Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/worcester-lecture-series-2018/ (opens in a new window).

Family Accommodation in OCD
Tuesday, June 18th

Part of the OCD Massachusetts Northampton Lecture Series. More information: https://www.ocdmassachusetts.org/northampton-lecture-series/ (opens in a new window).

Annual DMH Series of Citizens Legislative Breakfast – Central Mass Area
Friday, June 21st

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. More information: https://www.mass.gov/dmh-legislative-breakfast-series (opens in a new window).

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July 1 – July 31

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of their background. However, background and identity can make access to mental health treatment much more difficult. National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008 to start changing this. Learn more at: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Minority-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month (opens in a new window).

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