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March 2018

Western Mass Area Citizens’ Legislative Breakfast

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Springfield Technical College, 1 Armory St., Scibelli Hall
Springfield, MA United States
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DMH will host its annual series of Citizens Legislative Breakfasts in the coming months. This is an opportunity for members of the mental health community to meet with their legislators, thank them for their support and discuss how DMH helps people with mental illnesses recover and live satisfying lives in communities of their choice. It is also an opportunity for consumers and family members to share good news and success stories about their life experiences. Sponsors: Senate Stanley Rosenberg Representative…

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Stephanie Moulton Symposium, Holyoke

March 21 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road
Holyoke, MA 01040 , United States
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The Department of Mental Health is pleased to announce The 6th Annual Stephanie Moulton Symposium to be held in both Boston (got to event December 1, 2017) and Holyoke. This Symposium is a training and educational event dedicated to the memory of Stephanie Moulton who spent her life in the service of others. By celebrating her life, we honor the dedication of all direct care workers and focus on working together to create and sustain environments that respect and foster…

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April 2018

Unusual Beliefs Workshop

April 2 @ 9:30 am - April 3 @ 4:30 pm
West Springfield Public Library, 200 Park St.
West Springfield, MA 01089 United States
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$50.00

Participants will look at how to support someone who has unusual beliefs or what often gets called 'paranoia.' It will focus on exploring a person's belief system to understand it from their perspective, and how to reduce any negative impact on quality of life without trying to take away what's meaningful or useful. Participants will also learn how the three stages of voice hearing apply differently with experiences of this nature, and will explore how to decode beliefs to build…

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Holyoke: When the Conversation Turns to Suicide

April 9 @ 9:30 am - April 10 @ 4:30 pm
Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, 01040 United States
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Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10@ Holyoke Community College. This training is ALMOST FULL, but still has a few more spots left. This is a two-day training intended for providers, peer supporters, family, friends and anyone else who is interested in exploring the topic of suicide and how to better support people in the community who are struggling. For more information or to register, click HERE!

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Springfield: WRAP Training

April 16 @ 9:00 am - May 7 @ 9:00 am
Western Mass RLC Bowen Center, 235 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01104 United States
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Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP): Mondays, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 1pm to 5pm @ the RLC's Bowen Center, 235 Chestnut Street, Springfield. This class is filling up, but still has space! This four-day WRAP workshop is intended for anyone who would like to learn the basics of WRAP, and develop their own WRAP plan. For more information or to register, click HERE! Time is not available yet.

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May 2018

Holyoke: Hearing Voices Group Facilitator Training

May 29 @ 9:30 am - June 1 @ 4:30 pm
Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, 01040 United States
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Hearing Voices Group Facilitator Training: Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1 @ Holyoke Community College.This four-day Hearing Voices Group Facilitator training is intended for anyone interested in helping to start or sustain a Hearing Voices group in their area. For more information or to register, click HERE! Please complete the application in its entirety no later than Friday, April 6 in order to be considered for this training.

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June 2018

Somerville: Alternatives to Suicide Group Facilitator Training

June 18 @ 9:30 am - June 20 @ 4:30 pm
Mystic Valley Community Room, 50 Middlesex Ave
Somerville, MA United States
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Monday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 20 @ Mystic Valley Community Room, Public Storage Building, Somerville. This three-day Alternatives to Suicide Group Facilitator training is intended for anyone interested in helping to start or sustain an Alternatives to Suicide group in their area. For more information or to register, click HERE! Please complete the application by May 4, 2018, in order to be considered for this training.

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