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The S Word Movie: Opening the Conversation about Suicide

From the filmmakers of the award-winning Of Two Minds comes a new documentary that will tackle one of the most unfathomable and cloistered issues of our time. Suicide.

The S Word will put a human face on this often feared and misunderstood topic – delving into the hearts and minds of suicide attempt survivors, along with the families and loved ones who are left behind to suffer the anguish, guilt, and confusion of death by suicide.

They will be portrayed in all the complexity, pain, and even humor of their experiences – revealing a movement that could be the next pivotal social change of our time.

This event is one piece of a four-part suicide awareness campaign launched by the 10 regional coalitions within the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention. The MCSP operates under the auspices for the MA Department of Public Health’s Suicide Prevention Program.

The S Word Movie will be screened on Saturday, October 14 at the Galvin Middle School Auditorium, 525 Main Street, Wakefield, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There is no cost to attend but the sponsors do ask that everyone pre-register at this EventBrite link, to assure that they are within capacity limits. This film is appropriate for ages 15 and up.

The film will be introduced by Director Lisa Klein and will be followed by a Q & A session.

The goals of The S Word are to open the conversation, reduce the shame and silence that have clung to suicide for far too long, and strive toward prevention of the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

NAMI Walk – Thank you!

As always, a wonderful NAMI Walk this year. Many thanks to our donors and walkers! The energy and good spirits of our teams are truly inspirational.

If you haven’t donated yet, or perhaps would like to donate again, we are accepting donations to the 2017 NAMI Walk until June 30. Visit our NAMI Walk page for links to donate to one of our teams or to one of our walkers.

Thank you for your support!

NAMI Basics in Acton – Starting April 11

NAMI Basics will be offered in Acton starting Tuesday, April 11. Classes meet 7-9:30PM, weekly for 6 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.

Please view the flyer for more details, including how to sign up.

For more information, you may contact the teachers, Dee at deefebba@comcast.net, or Judy at Judy.melillo@yahoo.com.

Veterans and Family Appreciation Night

All veterans, family members and friends are invited to attend this military appreciation event.

Wednesday March 29, 2017
Newton American Legion
295 California St.
Newton, MA

  • Free dinner for veterans, friends and families
  • Hear presentations by community experts
  • Lots of support agencies
    • Recreation/Community Events
    • State and VA benefits
    • Legal support services
  • Housing and family services
  • Open house 5 PM, Dinner 6:15, Program starts at 6:30

Please click on the flyer below for a closer look, including how to RSVP!

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