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Upcoming Holiday Closures

Upcoming Holiday ClosuresThe NAMI Massachusetts office will be closed on the following dates, to give our staff time to relax, recharge, and spend time with loved ones during the winter holiday season. This includes our Compass Helpline and peer support, family support, and community education teams.* During this time, staff will be unavailable by phone…

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Dr. Myisha Rodrigues joins NAMI Massachusetts as Executive Director

Dr. Myisha Rodrigues joins NAMI Massachusetts as Executive DirectorNAMI Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) is proud to announce that Dr. Myisha R. Rodrigues has joined the organization as Executive Director. Her official start date will be November 28, 2022. With nearly 20 years of experience in the mental health, education, and non-profit sectors, Dr. Rodrigues is committed…

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Upcoming NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Training

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Training NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is NAMI’s grassroots program for building strong advocacy skills. February Training Sessions Join us Monday, February 14th or Wednesday, February 16th for a NAMI Smarts deep dive on 988 behavioral health crisis response. The training will offer attendees a deep exploration of the issues related to the implementation…

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#MentalHealthWhileBlack: Interview With DeeDee’s Cry

#MentalHealthWhileBlack: Interview With DeeDee's CryJoin us on Tuesday, February 15th at 5:30 pm as we talk to Toy Burton, the Executive Director of local nonprofit, DeeDee’s Cry, about mental health in the Black community, suicide prevention, and her upcoming Mental Health While Black summit. Register Here! Guest: Toy Burton Founder & Executive Director, DeeDee’s Cry Toy Burton…

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NAMI Announces REIMAGINE: A 988 Week of Action, Nov. 15th – 19th

NAMI Announces REIMAGINE: A 988 Week of Action, Nov. 15th – 19th A mental health crisis deserves a mental health response — and people in crisis and their families deserve better than the current system. That’s why NAMI is hosting REIMAGINE: A Week of Action to Reimagine Our National Response to People in Crisis, taking place Nov. 15–19. Throughout…

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health for All: Communities in Conversation

Let's Talk About Mental Health for All: Communities in ConversationNAMI Massachusetts is hosting a series of panels focused on how diverse communities think about and address mental health, experience specific barriers, contemplate changes needed, promote recovery and healing, and build resilience. We have invited a panel of speakers to discuss mental health issues in their…

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Perspectives on Mental Health: Consequences of Racism and Otherism on Black Americans

Perspectives on Mental Health: Consequences of Racism and Otherism on Black Americans

Perspectives on Mental Health: Consequences of Racism and Otherism on Black Americans Saturday, February 27, 2021 10 – 11:30 am This panel discussion addresses unique mental health consequences of racism and otherism on Black Americans. We will discuss access to healthcare, workplace discrimination and bullying, systemic racism and discrimination in the criminal justice system, issues…

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Join us for virtual In Our Own Voice presentations during Mental Health Awareness Week!

Join us for virtual In Our Own Voice presentations during Mental Health Awareness Week! We’ll be hosting virtual In Our Own Voice presentations via Zoom in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week! Join us for a powerful presentation that aims to change attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes about people living with mental health conditions. Two trained…

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EOHSS is listening! Creating a Behavioral Health Ambulatory Treatment System

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is initiating an intensive effort to redesign the front door of behavioral health. Together, we will imagine a system that presents a no-wrong-door point of entry. A system with same-day access, that defines community-based emergency and urgent care responses and untangles the maze that has been…

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