September Events

September is not just back to school time, it is also when we all seem to shake off the laziness of summer. There are a lot of great events this month to help you get back into the swing of things:

  • September 19Coping with the Cycles of Grief, presented by Mara Briere, MA CFLE. Family members often experience a sense of loss, sadness and grief when a loved one has a mental health diagnosis. Mara will lead us in a discussion about how to cope with the cycles of grief at our monthly affiliate education meeting. At The Edinburg Center in Lexington at 7PM.

  • September 24Rock into Recovery, The Edinburg Center‘s annual celebration on the Waltham Common. This year featuring a 5K Run/Walk at 10 AM, followed by a Festival including live bands, arts and crafts, and more. Come visit our NAMI of Central Middlesex outreach table, featuring NARSAD cards. Contact Edinburg for opportunities to volunteer or to reserve an artist exhibitor table.

  • September thru October – The Cucurbit Farms Scarecrow Making Contest is on! Come to the farm and make a friendly scarecrow. Proceeds benenfit NAMI of Central Middlesex. Visit Cucurbit Farms at 32 Parker St. in Acton to join in the fun. Special events on Columbus Day weekend, October 8-10.

Other events this month, further afield, include:

  • September 28Synaptic Gap: 21st Century Brain Science Meets Mental Health Policy, hosted by Massachusetts General Hospital. Some of the most exciting and world-changing advances in medicine are happening in neuroscience. Unfortunately, mental health treatment and policy are not keeping pace. MGH convenes a provocative one-day forum. Preregistration required.

  • September 28How to Talk to Angry People, at Middlesex Community College in Lowell. Feel intimidated or always run over by angry people? This program by David Favreau will help you manage other people’s anger.

  • September 30Employment and Benefits Training, hosted by the Disability Law Center and the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities. At the Cambridge Public Library. Register by September 23.