Author Archives: Jennie Payne

Mental Health on College Campuses

At the NAMI National Convention in June 2017  this report – in the works by the National Council on Disability – was announced.  You will likely have read press reports about it during the late summer.  Use the link above to find the full report of recommendations for Congress, federal agencies, and colleges to improve college mental health services and post-educational outcomes for students with mental health disabilities.

Will you be motivated to reach out to your alma mater, your child’s college/university or a college or university local to you about how they will address these recommendations?

Coping with the Holidays, a December 13th presentation

The holidays can be a stressful time just in living an ordinary family life.

For families with a loved one with a mental health condition, this time of year can add still more to an already stressful situation.

Mara Briere of Grow A Strong Family, Inc. will provide guidance for family members on how to make the holidays a more enjoyable time for all involved.

For the details of this event please go to Holiday Coping

Mental Health Awareness Week

October 2 – 8, 2016  What can you do?

Visit/Add to the NAMI Central Middlesex Stand Against Stigma Scarecrows.  Scarecrows will be on display for the month of October and will wear signs bearing the name of donors willing to stand up to stigma.

Come to the Scarecrow Festival October 8 – 10. Columbus Day weekend at the Cucurbit Farm in Acton will feature over 70 scarecrows, pick your own pumpkin, a farmer selfie station, touch a tractor, farm animals, mini hayrides, kettle corn, and our NAMI information booth.

Area Mental Health Awareness Week events on the calendar :

Flyers for area MHAW event as well as the upcoming NAMI Mass State Convention: Flyers 

Tools from NAMI for sharing information including books and movies:

Your actions make a difference!