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College Panel – March 4. It’s On!

As of Sunday evening, March 3, our College Panel program on Monday, March 4 at 7PM in Winchester will be held as per the original schedule. Winchester has announced that schools will be closed for the day, but evening programs will still take place.

We will post an update here if anything changes. But, for now, we look forward to seeing you Monday evening!

 

Notice: Acton Support Group: WEATHER CANCELLATION 12 FEB

Our family support group in Acton will not be meeting on Tuesday, February 12 due to the anticipated poor travel conditions.  Meetings resume on February 26 as regularly scheduled.

If you are new to a support group, or there is inclement weather in the forecast, we always advise touching base with the facilitators before attending. We also do our best to provide schedule updates on our web site and help line.

Notice: Winchester Support Group

Our family support group in Winchester will not be meeting on Tuesday, February 12. Meetings resume on March 12 as regularly scheduled.

If you are new to a support group, or there is inclement weather in the forecast, we always advise touching base with the facilitators before attending. We also do our best to provide schedule updates on our web site and help line.

Family to Family Classes Starting in March

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.

Starting in March, NAMI of Central Middlesex will be sponsoring Family to Family classes in two locations:

  • Littleton: Starting Tuesday, March 5, 7-9:30PM. Contact Phyllis at 978-973-3995 or Phyllis.terrey@gmail.com, or Lori at 978-987-3224 or lori.krinsky@gmail.com.
  • Lexington: Starting Thursday, March 7, 7-9:30PM. Contact Dee at 978-697-3441 or deefebba@comcast.net, or Tom at 978-618-7521 or garlandhome@comcast.net.

More information about Family to Family is available on the NAMI Mass web site, or you may view our flyer.

January 2018: New Family Program at McLean Hospital

FAMILY CONNECTIONS MANAGING SUICIDALITY AND TRAUMA RECOVERY (FC-MSTR) is a program for parents whose teenage or young-adult child has made a suicide attempt or had one or more traumatic self-injuries. The program aims to provide parents with education, skills and support to effectively manage the stress and other difficulties that arise when their child has attempted suicide or self-harmed.

FC-MSTR is currently being offered as part of a research study. As a research participant you will be asked to: Complete a series of online surveys over a 4 month period. Attend the FC-MSTR program on January, 25-27, 2019 (Belmont, MA) Refer your son/daughter (ages 14-35) who experienced the suicidal crisis for research participation. He or she will be invited to complete a series of questionnaires, if they choose to participate in the study.

Read more at January 2018 McLean Family Connections