Monthly Archives: January 2017

Family to Family Classes are Forming Now!

Family to Family (F2F) is one of NAMI’s most popular signature programs. In this class, family and friends learn how to help their loved ones who struggle with mental health challenges. This 12 session program is offered at no cost to the participants.

Classes are taught by other family members who are trained Family to Family teachers. Our teachers have real world experience with the issues you face on a daily basis. Past participants have increased their coping skills and problem solving abilities.

At NAMI of Central Middlesex, we are pleased to offer three Family to Family classes during this winter-spring season. Here are the start dates and locations, with links to the flyer for each class:

The flyers contain class details, including teacher contacts. More detailed information about Family to Family is can be found on our Education page. You may also contact our teachers to talk about whether Family to Family can help you. (Many thanks to our volunteer teachers, whose dedication to Family to Family makes these classes possible.)

Talk Saves Lives – An AFSP Workshop in Concord

A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention. Presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Join us on February 2nd for a FREE hour workshop and a light lunch .

Learn the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and how together we can help prevent it.

February 2, 2017
11:30-1PM
Ripley Building, 120 Meriam Road
Concord, MA
Conference Room 4

 

This event is intended for parents and adults living in Concord, Carlisle and neighboring communities.

RSVP is required. Please view the AFSP workshop flyer for more information.

 

Men’s Wellness and Hockey

The Northeast Coalition for Suicide Prevention, Screening for Mental Health, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are sponsoring a Mens Wellness Night at The Tsongas Center, 300 Arcand Drive in Lowell at 6:00 pm on January 27, 2017 during the River Hawks game.

The purpose of this event is to educate people about the risks of depression and other mental health challenges as well as suicide. We’re offering a free mental health screening as well as educational and resource material and giveaways, including chapstick, portable phone chargers, and hand sanitizer.

Enjoy the game and learn where to get help for mental health challenges.

Please see the AFSP Boston Facebook page or the flyer for more information.

The Anger Management Program – Part 4

The Angry People Lecture Series continues with the fourth talk in the series on Wednesday January 25, 2017 from 6:00-8:00. The topic: Negotiating with angry people.

Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Room 103
Lowell, MA

Space is limited, registration is required, no cost to the general public.
To register: angerman1998@gmail.com, or phone 978.957.5811.

The Anger Management Program’s Lecture Series
Anger Management Program, P.O. Box 8895, Lowell, MA 01853-8895

Mr. Favreau has over 35 years of experience working with mentally ill, substance abusing, and criminally involved adults while working for the Department of Mental Health.  He has been the director of the Anger Management Program since the program’s inception in June 1998. The Anger Management Program provides services to individuals involved with Lowell District and Superior Courts.

David Favreau
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor I
Certified Domestic Violence Counselor
Certified Addiction Specialist