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The Scarecrow Contest is On!

Ready for the 2018 Scarecrow Contest? We are once again partnering with Cucurbit Farm in Acton for this fun event.

You can stop by the farm starting on September 1 to pick up your scarecrow frame and make your donation to NAMI of Central Middlesex. Create your family friendly scarecrow, then join us for a “Put ‘Em Up” party on Friday, September 28 from 5pm unti 8pm.

Vote for you favorite! Prizes will be awarded October 6-8, Columbus Day weekend. Scarecrows will, of course, stand until after Halloween.

Details in our flyer: Scarecrow Flyer

Thank you once again to Heidi and the gang at Cucurbit Farm for supporting NAMI of Central Middlesex with this wonderful event!

New Family Support Group in Reading

We are pleased to announce that we have just added a NAMI Family Support Group that meets in the town of Reading. This extends our range of offerings eastward, better serving more of our members.

The Reading Family Support Group started meeting on July 15, 2018, and will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month from 7:00-8:30PM.

Location:

Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading
239 Woburn St.
Reading, MA 01867

Thank you to the UU Church for hosting us. And thank you to our facilitators, Cate, Diane, Guy and Judy. These groups are not possible without you!

For more details about this group, please see our flyer: Reading Family Support Group Flyer

NAMI Walks Boston – Saturday May 19th – only DAYS TO GO!

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With only days to go the NAMI Walk is almost upon us, we are closing in on another special day! Your help is required! The preparations are in hand and many of our members are energetically working to recruit friends and family to join one of the Central Middlesex Teams.

This is the prime time for NAMI fundraising when all of us ASK our friends, neighbors and families to support us in this year’s challenge to fund NAMI operations and programs for next year. We need your help! But you have to ASK!

Even if you cannot be present at this joyous event please support NAMI and ask you friends and family to support this worthy cause. Many hands can make a difference!

Joining or donating is easy at one of the registered NAMI Central Middlesex Teams.

Registration is also possible at the Walk Site starting at 9 am!

Checks made out to NAMI Massachusetts (with Central Middlesex on the memo line), and even cash are accepted. These can be brought to the walk site and handed in at the NAMI Central Middlesex Canopy (The one with the red top!) or mailed to NAMI Central Middlesex, P.O. Box 6243, Lincoln, MA 01773.

On Walk day, buses are available from the Edinburg Center 205 Burlington Rd Bedford, Elm Brook Club House, 4 A St, Burlington and Potter Place 15 Vernon Street Waltham leaving all locations between 9.15 & 9.30 am, returning at about 2 pm. Parking is available.

At Artesani Park on WALK day: Registration starts at 9 am, the celebration begin at 10 am with speeches and the WALK starts at 11 am. Come join the stigma free fun day!

It’s time to contact your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues, invite them to join you, support you and/or be part of a NAMI Central Middlesex Team for the NAMI Boston Walk 2018!

 

Connections Meeting Cancelled – January 4!

Due to the unsafe travel conditions expected with Thursday’s snow storm, we are cancelling the meeting of our Acton NAMI Connections group on January 4.

Stay home, stay safe!

Whenever travel conditions seem dicey, please do not hesitate to contact us to find out the status of any of our planned events.

 

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.