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Advocacy – North Reading & Wilmington

Here is some Middlesex County specific information to inform our members:

There is an amendment pending on the Criminal Justice Reform bill that would establish a Restoration Center pilot program in Middlesex County. The proposed 24-hour center would provide specialized crisis services specifically for mental health, substance use, and related issues where police officers could drop off an individual, explain the situation to a clinician, and know that the person will get the care they need – including the possibility of staying for a few days to stabilize.  FACT SHEET

Constituents of Senator Bruce Tarr – including our North Reading and Wilmington members – can help move this process forward.  MORE INFO

The Anger Management Program – Part 3

The Angry People Lecture Series continues with the third talk in the series on Wednesday December 7th from 6:00-8:00. The topic: Angry people’s addiction to anger.

Middlesex Community College
33 Kearney Square
Room 103
Lowell, MA

Space is limited, registration is required, no cost to the general public.
To register:, 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

Wilmington Behavioral Health Fair

Yesterday, May 12, volunteers from NAMI of Central Middlesex staffed an information table at the Wilmington Behavioral Health Fair. We are very appreciative to have had this opportunity to share information about NAMI with the Wilmington community. Literature on many mental health topics was flying off our table! We look forward to seeing some of the folks who visited with us in our support groups and classes.

Many thanks to the Wilmington Public Schools Behavioral Task Force for organizing and hosting this health fair. We were impressed by the number and variety of service providers who had tables and made presentations. We always learn from the other providers we meet at these events.

Would you like NAMI of Central Middlesex to set up an information table at your community event or health fair? You contact us by email at, or leave a message on our help line, 781-982-3318.

NAMI Basics in Acton

NAMI of Central Middlesex will be offering NAMI Basics in Acton starting Tuesday, March 15. Classes meet 7-9:30PM, weekly for 7 weeks. There is no cost to the participants and all course materials are provided by NAMI.

The NAMI Basics program is specially designed for parents and other caregivers of adolescents and children living with emotional or behavioral challenges. The course is taught by trained volunteer teachers who themselves are parents/caregivers of children living with emotional difficulties. This structure creates an intimacy that few programs possess and consequently, a program whose capacities are unparalleled. It is an evidence-based program recognized nationwide.

For more information, you may contact the teachers, Dee at, or Cara at

Still Parenting?

Still Parenting is a 6 session series for parents caring for adult children with mental illness. It is offered starting September 30 in Bedford by Minuteman Senior Services.

You can view their flyer for more details. Contact Susan Adams of Minuteman Senior Services at 781-221-7052 for more information or to register.