Category Archives: Education

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?

Fall Family to Family Classes Start Soon!

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.

This fall NAMI of Central Middlesex will be offering Family to Family classes in 4 locations:

  • Winchester: Starting Wednesday, August 30, 7-9:30PM. Contact Ellen at 617-399-4302 or ewfaran@gmail.com
  • Wakefield: Starting Wednesday, September 13, 7-9:30PM. Contact Judy at 978-273-0811 or jkenson@comcast.net
  • Bedford: Starting Thursday, September 14, 7-9:30PM. Contact Janet at 781-761-5287 or jhodges@edinburgcenter.org
  • Concord: Starting Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-9PM. Contact Clare at 978-962-8994 or ccooper@westfordconsulting.com

See our flyer for additional class details. More 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.

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

 

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