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June 2017

National USPRA Wellness & Recovery Summit

June 24 - June 26
Hyatt Regency, Atlanta GA, Atlanta, GA United States + Google Map

40th Annual Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Summit in Atlanta, Georgia The Recovery Workforce Summit offers a comprehensive line up of in-depth psychiatric rehabilitation training and enhanced networking opportunities and special events to provide attendees with the tools they need to help others more effectively. The Summit provides high-level education sessions for the entire psychiatric rehabilitation workforce; including agency executives, educators and researchers, practitioners and peer support providers with a specific focus on best practices, evidence-based practice, integrated healthcare, wellness, supported housing,…

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Omstead Plan Listening Session – Boston

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
EOHHS, One Ashburton Place, 21st Floor
Boston, MA United States
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The Olmstead Plan is a comprehensive working plan for assisting people with disabilities so they may live and work in the community,  The Olmstead Committee of Massachusetts is updating the state's existing Plan from 2008; the new plan is expected to be completed by the end of 2017 and we need your input.  It will be updated to highlight the important integration work that has been done over the past 8 years as well as plans to continue the work going…

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2017 NAMI National Convention

June 28 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington DC, DC 20009 United States
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NAMI 2017 National Convention will feature:                         June 28-July 1 Attendee visit to Capitol Hill to advocate for mental health. Top-notch researchers and clinicians providing information and tools to advance and sustain recovery from mental illness. People living with a mental illness and their families providing their own important perspectives on recovery. The country’s keenest minds and savviest policymakers offering strategies and tactics to effectively advocate for changing the mental health system in our nation. Abundant networking opportunities so we can…

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Omstead Plan Listening Session – Springfield

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Springfield State Offices, 436 Dwight Street, 436 Dwight St
Springfield , MA United States
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The Olmstead Plan is a comprehensive working plan for assisting people with disabilities so they may live and work in the community,  The Olmstead Committee of Massachusetts is updating the state's existing Plan from 2008; the new plan is expected to be completed by the end of 2017 and we need your input.  It will be updated to highlight the important integration work that has been done over the past 8 years as well as plans to continue the work going…

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Nuts and Bolts of SSI and SSDI – Day Two of Two Days

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mass Mental Health Center, 75 Fenwood Road
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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This two-day training is being offered specifically for Peer Workers who receive Social Security disability benefits and/or who assist individuals who do and are interested in employment. The first segment focuses on how work earnings affect  SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare and other benefits. The second segment will include an interactive discussion with individuals with lived experience who will share their personal stories on how they were able to achieve self-sufficiency. The third segment will give participants the opportunity to meet…

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Adrenal Fatigue Webinar – Register Your Spot Now – 2nd Date (repeat)

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Irene Lyon is a video-based educator & trainer, Feldenkrais practitioner and Somatic Experience practitioner.  Adrenal Fatigue starts with being overworked and is compared by Lyon to Burnout.  Webinar is free. For more information click here To register click here

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Employment and Benefits Training

June 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sheraton Springfield, One Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144 United States
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Friday June 30, 2017, 9:30am-3:00pm.  RSVP required.  To register online, click here Learn about how to avoid problems with SSI/SSDI if you go back to work, your rights when applying for a job and getting the accommodations you need at work.  For more information, contact Amanda at mail@dlc-ma.org or 617-723-8455 x123.  CART will be provided.  Please do not wear scented products.

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Western MA Career Initiative Grant Applications Due

June 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Career Initiatives Project is intended to create opportunities for people living in Western MA who have ideas for small businesses or independent projects and have limited or no access to seed money to get their ideas rolling into reality.  Funds for this project are very limited, and successful candidates will be those who: ●  Live in Western Massachusetts ●  Have been personally impacted by psychiatric diagnosis, extreme states, trauma and other challenges that have gotten in the way of…

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July 2017
Free

APPLICATION deadline: Hearing Voices Facilitator Training

Application due July 7 to join the Hearing Voices Facilitator Training.   It is presented by the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (RLC) in South Hadley MA, August 7 - 10.  Offered at no cost to MA residents. The primary purpose of the training is for people to start their own Hearing Voices Groups in their own area.  We’ve had great responses to our previous facilitator’s trainings and several groups have started as a result. Go to Western MA RLC…

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Alternatives to Suicide Group – Somerville

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mystic Valley Community Room, 50 Middlesex Ave
Somerville, MA United States
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Alternatives to Suicide Groups are for  and by people who consider suicide - right now or at any point in our lives.  This group meets at the Mystic Valley Community Room in Somerville Group run by the Western MA RLC text/call 413-561-3269 Flyer We have determined that it is healing to talk about what happens for us, we are Nonjudgemental and Nonclinical. We believe that thoughts of suicide are a part of the normal human experience. Through exploration of our feelings and…

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“Healing Voices” film screening

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Regents Theatre, 7 Medford St.
Arlington, MA United States
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Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) is sponsoring a Healing Voices (link) screening on Thursday, July 20th, at 7 pm in Arlington, MA.   Please contact Helina Fontes with any questions and/or concerns at 978-687-4288 extension 149. We hope you can join us!

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