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April 2018

MBHP Recovery Forum: Integrating Mindfulness & Medicine

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA United States
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"Integrating Mindfulness and Medicine: Complimentary Practices for Wellness" 2018 Recovery Forum Sponsored by the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership/Beacon Health Options Please join us for an afternoon of information and reflection on the integration of mindfulness with more traditional medical approaches to substance use disorders and mental health issues. This timely forum will feature: Darshan Mehta, MD, Medical Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine Carl Fulwiler, MD, PhD, from the University of Massachusetts Medical School A diverse panel…

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Spanish-Speaking Peer Support Group Forum

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Western MA RLC, 199 High St.
Holyoke, MA 01040 United States
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Fecha: 4/27/2018 Hora: 4:00pm Hogar: 199 High St. Pizza va ser ordernada! Te has encontrado buscando halgun consuelo pero te da miedo como vallan a medire tus palabras? Aqui en el RLC ya tenemos un tremendo grupo de consuelo en Ingles que corre los Lunes. Donde no se hace acception de persona ni sera jusgado por lo vallan a decir. So estamos haciendo un llamado a nuestra communidad hispana para mejor servir nuestra communidad. Queremos medire el interes y el deseo de…

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Boston: Power and Privilege in Health Equity

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Topics: Defining power and privilege; identifying power influences; leveraging power positively in community work register here The training will be in Boston but it has not been decided where it will be as of yet.  

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Boston: Racial Equity

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Achieving racial equity requires society’s systems and markets to perform equally well for different racial and ethnic groups. Unfortunately, the data for most of our systems and markets do not currently show equity or parity for our most disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups. This training will explore how institutional or customary practices, whether intentional or unintentional, are set up to further perpetuate racial health inequities. Participants will get a chance to explore how this manifests in the community context and…

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May 2018

May is “Mental Health Awareness Month”

May 1

According to Wikipedia, Mental Health America began the annual "Mental Health Day" in 1949 and it has become a monthly campaign, "May is Mental Health Month". Many organizations use the momentum and framework of this month of awareness to promote public events and activities.  Search this statewide community events calendar for detailed listings.

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9th Annual Community Health Worker (CHW) Conference

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Four Points by Sheraton Norwood, 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA United States
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Save the date for a conference dedicated to CHWs and CHW allies.  Professional development, networking opportunities, innovative tools to bring to your practice and program.  Registration will be in the spring.

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Weekly Drum Circle – Framingham

May 3 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2018

Framingham at CMRLC, 855 Worcester Rd – Trolley Square Plaza
Framingham, MA United States
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Every Thursday 2:00-3:00 Drum circles, a tradition at the Central MA Recovery Learning Community MRLC, bring people together at their Framingham location.  No experience needed! 855 Worcester Rd – Trolley Square Plaza Download Framingham RLC April Calendar Framingham RLC on Facebook

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DBSA Peer Support Group – Boston, Natick, Wareham

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, happening 12 times

Natick First Congregational Church, 2 East Central St.
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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DBSA-Boston at MGH/Downtown: Group meets Thursdays 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mass General Hospital in Boston. Family & friends are welcome to attend. The MGH groups meet at the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care on the fourth floor, Suite 4A, in the Schiff Conference Room.   Natick 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30-9pm First Congregational Church, 2 East Central St., Natick, MA 01760 Contact: Don Jessen   978-443-6803   Wareham 1st and 3rd Thursdays   6:30-7:30pm Southcoast Medical Building, 100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, MA…

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South Hadley Community Voice Gathering

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
South Hadley Public Library, 3 Canal St.
South Hadley, MA United States
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This is an interactive gathering! Space limited to the first 35 people who register Jump in with your voice & actions OR offer support with your quiet presence For flyer, click here To Register, click here

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Weekly Drum Circle – Framingham

May 17 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2018

Framingham at CMRLC, 855 Worcester Rd – Trolley Square Plaza
Framingham, MA United States
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Free

Every Thursday 2:00-3:00 Drum circles, a tradition at the Central MA Recovery Learning Community MRLC, bring people together at their Framingham location.  No experience needed! 855 Worcester Rd – Trolley Square Plaza Download Framingham RLC April Calendar Framingham RLC on Facebook

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2018 NAMI Walk

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) will hold its 15th annual Walkathon, NAMIWalks, along the Charles River at Artesani Park in Boston. Each year, this empowering event increases public awareness to help combat the stigma surrounding mental illness. The Walk is our largest event and biggest fundraiser of the year. The money raised helps NAMI Mass provide educational programs, support groups, grassroots advocacy, and the NAMI Mass Compass, our resource helpline.…

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