Calendar

Jan
21
Tue
Bridges to Hope – free mental health training for faith community leaders @ First Parish Church in Bedford
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Who should attend?     Rabbis, imams, clergy, priests, pastors, deacons, elders, and lay leaders.

Because religion and spirituality often play a vital role in healing, it’s not uncommon for families and individuals experiencing mental health issues to turn to a faith leader first for help. Yet faith leaders, staff and key outreach volunteers are often lacking the information, education and resources to be the “bridge to hope” needed as people navigate serious, sometimes life-threatening, mental health issues.

If your community is ready to build bridges to hope for families and individuals living with mental illness, this is a perfect introductory 3-hour training, which features:

  • An informative overview of prevalent mental health myths and common symptoms of mental health disorders
  • First steps to comprehensive Action plans for building “bridges to hope” with your faith community
  • A tool kit of community mental health resources

Please see our flyer for more information.

Please contact Judith McKendry at jdmckendry@verizon.net with any questions or concerns.

(This project/training was funded through a grant by CHNA 15, and was made possible by Determination of Need funds received from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Winchester Hospital.)

Jan
28
Tue
Acton: NAMI Family/Friends Support Group @ St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This NAMI Family/Friends Support Group for the Acton/Littleton area meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. It is open to all loved ones of those who live with a mental illness or brain disorder, regardless of whether you are a member of NAMI.

The schedule for this support group may change due to holidays. Contact Susan McDougall at mcdougalletal@aol.com or (978)263-8830, or call our help line at 781-982-3318 if you have questions or would like more information.

 

Bedford: NAMI Family/Friends Support Group @ First Church of Christ
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This NAMI Family/Friends Support Group meets the last Tuesday of every month. It is open to all loved ones of those who live with a mental illness or brain disorder, regardless of whether you are a member of NAMI.

The schedule for this support group may change due to holidays. Contact facilitator Ivy Pompei at ivypompei@comcast.net if you have questions or would like more information.

 

Feb
3
Mon
Steering Committee Meeting @ Edinburg Center
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Members are always welcome to join our board at our monthly planning meeting.

 

Feb
5
Wed
Reading: NAMI Family/Friends Support Group @ Unitarian Universalist Church
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This NAMI Family/Friends Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. It is open to all loved ones of those who live with a mental illness or brain disorder, regardless of whether you are a member of NAMI.

The schedule for this support group may change due to holidays. Call our help line at 781-982-3318, or one of the facilitators, Diane 978-302-4170, or Guy 508-736-3887, if you have questions or would like more information.

 

Feb
11
Tue
Winchester: NAMI Family/Friends Support Group @ Unitarian Universalist Church
Feb 11 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

This NAMI Family/Friends Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. It is open to all loved ones of those who live with a mental illness or brain disorder, regardless of whether you are a member of NAMI.

The schedule for this support group may change due to holidays. Please contact one of the facilitators, Maria at mandmshepherd@comcast.net or 781-258-8823, or Maury at mowood60@gmail.com or 781-460-1577, before attending for the first time. You may also call our help line at 781-982-3318 if you have questions or would like more information.

 

Acton: NAMI Family/Friends Support Group @ St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This NAMI Family/Friends Support Group for the Acton/Littleton area meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. It is open to all loved ones of those who live with a mental illness or brain disorder, regardless of whether you are a member of NAMI.

The schedule for this support group may change due to holidays. Contact Susan McDougall at mcdougalletal@aol.com or (978)263-8830, or call our help line at 781-982-3318 if you have questions or would like more information.

 

Feb
19
Wed
Reading: NAMI Family/Friends Support Group @ Unitarian Universalist Church
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This NAMI Family/Friends Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. It is open to all loved ones of those who live with a mental illness or brain disorder, regardless of whether you are a member of NAMI.

The schedule for this support group may change due to holidays. Call our help line at 781-982-3318, or one of the facilitators, Diane 978-302-4170, or Guy 508-736-3887, if you have questions or would like more information.

 

Feb
25
Tue
Acton: NAMI Family/Friends Support Group @ St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This NAMI Family/Friends Support Group for the Acton/Littleton area meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. It is open to all loved ones of those who live with a mental illness or brain disorder, regardless of whether you are a member of NAMI.

The schedule for this support group may change due to holidays. Contact Susan McDougall at mcdougalletal@aol.com or (978)263-8830, or call our help line at 781-982-3318 if you have questions or would like more information.

 

Bedford: NAMI Family/Friends Support Group @ First Church of Christ
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This NAMI Family/Friends Support Group meets the last Tuesday of every month. It is open to all loved ones of those who live with a mental illness or brain disorder, regardless of whether you are a member of NAMI.

The schedule for this support group may change due to holidays. Contact facilitator Ivy Pompei at ivypompei@comcast.net if you have questions or would like more information.