It’s Giving Tuesday. Will you consider giving a gift to NAMI Massachusetts?
Our Compass Helpline has received over 4,000 inquiries this year alone. Together, let’s create a world where support knows no bounds. We have Compass Helpline staff by the phones ready to support individuals with resources and support. Will you support their efforts?
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT: (All Giving Tuesday gifts will be matched up to $25k by the William B. & Anngenette G. Tyler Fidelity Gift Fund).
One big gift means there are more resources for our mission, and multiple people giving smaller gifts means that there are more eyes and hearts on the efforts we do to support individuals, families and caregivers in Massachusetts… We need both, and you always deliver.
Your support makes all of the difference. Thank you.
Save the Date! The Annual Business Meeting will be held on December 13, 2023, 7:00-8:00 PM via Zoom. Connect with affiliates, vote for new board members and bylaws, and discuss organizational matters. Dive into insightful panels for a well-rounded experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute and connect! Keep reading to learn more about this year’s Board of Directors candidates, and register using the Zoom link provided.
At this time, we do not have any available Basics courses. You can add your name to the general registration waitlist and, once we have available Basics courses on our schedule, we will be in contact with you regarding the next steps in the registration process. Please register early, as your registration date serves as your priority date for admission to the next class.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAMI Mass aims to provide direction and guidance on policy issues affecting mental health in the Commonwealth to Affiliates, state agencies, community stakeholders, advocates, and the general public.
NAMI is proud to introduce the Teen & Young Adult (T&YA) HelpLine: A free nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals, and support to teens and young adults. Our T&YA Specialists are young people who understand what you’re going through because they have been through stuff, too. They are experienced and well-trained. They care and want to help you find a way forward. Reach out by phone, text, or chat.
Available Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM ET
At NAMI Massachusetts, we’ve always believed in the power of collaboration and community impact. Our Small Business Ally Initiative, launched in Summer 2023, is a way for local businesses to support the mission and programming of NAMI Mass while tapping into our vast network of people and resources.
Plus, get your goodies and make an impact by shopping at one of our Founding Members of the Small Business Ally Initiative. A portion of every sale goes to NAMI Mass at these existing Small Business Allies:
Join us for a series of cross-system conversations on the importance of peer support when helping people to find and keep housing.
With speakers from:
- Department of Mental Health
- Disability Resource Center
- Eliot Community Human Service
- Essex County Youth Action Board
- Northeast Recovery Learning Community
ASL interpretation will be provided.
Join Natick 180 next week for a FREE webinar on how to talk with teens about drugs and alcohol. This program’s speaker, Dr. Medina, is a pediatrician who treats youth who struggle with mental health conditions and addiction.
Date: December 5, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Contact: Natick 180 at email@example.com
About the Speaker: Dr. Medina is the Pediatric Director at Tri River Health Center in Uxbridge and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UMassChan Medical School. He currently serves as the school physician for the Northborough/Southborough School District. He was awarded a grant by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2008 to work with community partners on teen substance use prevention. He treats youth who struggle with mental health conditions and addiction, including providing medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
For many young adults living with a mental health condition (such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, or schizophrenia), it can be difficult to keep up with your job. Do you find it challenging to:
- Stay organized
- Remember things
- Manage your time
- Follow directions
- Get to work on time?
The main purpose of the Tools for Work Success Study is to determine which of two approaches is most effective in helping young adults, ages 18 to 30 years old with mental health conditions, develop skills around focus, memory, planning/time management, and problem solving for work.
This self-paced training course provides foundational information about trauma-informed outreach and engagement strategies, approaches, and service delivery models. This will focus on ways to support individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness who have serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), substance use disorders (SUDs), and/or co-occurring disorders (CODs). This course is approved for 3.0 CEUs from the National Association of Social Workers.
Course Learning Objectives:
- Discuss the need for trauma-informed care across outreach and engagement efforts and services.
- Identify the different purposes and types of outreach that are provided in response to homelessness.
- Describe key skills for engaging with people experiencing homelessness in a trauma-informed manner.
- Explain how outreach and engagement efforts help address mental health and substance use needs for those experiencing homelessness.