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December 2018

Mental Wellness Symposium to explore the Intersection of Race, Resiliency and Trauma

December 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bruce Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St. (across from Dudley Sq. Station)
Roxbury, MA United States
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The Symposium will bring people with lived experience and mental health professionals together to explore the impact of race and trauma in communities of color.  The goal is to share culturally responsive practices, co-design new approaches to support our most vulnerable communities and create a learning community committed to wellness.  The panel discussions will explore the intersection of trauma and mental health and showcase recommended treatment modalities. Symposium will also feature breakout sessions, interactive dialogues and community resources.  0-$30 Breakfast,…

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Recovery Out Loud Interactive Workshop

December 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Stairway to Recovery Center, 142 Crescent St.
Brockton, MA 02302 United States
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Free

To bring ideas of peer support to those from many backgrounds.  We share the richness of our lived experiences, learn with and from each other, and connect with one another through peer support.  This is an interactive training based on self-determination, authenticity and fun that can foster personal growth through doing a variety of group exercises.

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Forum on One Care and ACOs

December 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Paul’s Cathedral, 138 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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Free

We're 5 years into OneCare and Mass Health plans to expand the program significantly.  We're 8 mos into Accountable Care Organizations, a gigantic overhaul of MassHealth.  What's working for you with these plans?  What isn't?  Come and speak out!

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PERC Holiday Party

December 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MetroBoston RLC PERC, Fields Corner, 1500 Dorchester Ave. (lower level of the former Kit Clark Senior Center)
Dorchester, MA 02122 United States
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Free

All are Invited

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Recovery Out Loud Interactive Workshop

December 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Stairway to Recovery Center, 142 Crescent St.
Brockton, MA 02302 United States
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Free

To bring ideas of peer support to those from many backgrounds.  We share the richness of our lived experiences, learn with and from each other, and connect with one another through peer support.  This is an interactive training based on self-determination, authenticity and fun that can foster personal growth through doing a variety of group exercises.

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Writing Task Group

December 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Northeast RLC Lowell, 35 John St., 2nd floor
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Free

Marilynn Talal teaches basic ways to accomplish writing tasks.  Pizza and soft drinks will be available for lunch.

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January 2019

Weekly DBSA Support Group – Belmont, Holyoke, Southbridge, Worcester

January 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 5 months that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, happening 24 times

McLean Hospital, de Marneffe Bldg Cafeteria, 115 Mill St.
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Weekly Support Group, Belmont, MA Wednesdays, 7–9 p.m. (speakers 2nd Wednesdays 7-8, group 8-9pm) Groups include Newcomers, Depression, Mania & Bipolar, Dual Diagnosis, Family & Friends, Maintaining Stability, Open Exchange, Veterans, Women’s Issues, Working & Coping, and Young Adults McLean Hospital, 115 Mill St., Belmont, MA de Marneffe Building cafeteria (pictured) for directions call 617-855-2000 ext. 7000 DROP-IN groups same location every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 1:30–3:30 p.m.  Contact: Barry Park @ DBSA Phone: 617-855-2795…

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Recovery Story Workshop

January 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
MetroBoston RLC PERC, Fields Corner, 1500 Dorchester Ave. (lower level of the former Kit Clark Senior Center)
Dorchester, MA 02122 United States
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We will meet Saturdays for the next six weeks from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Within this workshop, we will understand different ways to explore our recovery, and the art of telling your story. Every week will be using different art forms ( inspirational quotes, vision boards, favorite songs, photography, and writing prompts. The last day is a party where people share their story through one of their art forms. You must attend five classes out of six to receive…

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NAMI Greater Boston Peer Support & Advocacy Network

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Center Club, 31 Bowker St.
Boston, MA United States
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Free

Monthly business meeting (formally "NAMI GB CAN") NAMI GB Peer Support & Advocacy Network's monthly meeting is free and open to the public.  This month's speaker is Steve Fedele: Steve Fedele currently works as a peer specialist at McLean Hospital and is also an author. As an author he has over 100 publications in 4 years including seventeen essays with Schizophrenia Bulletin by Oxford Medical Journals. Free Pizza & Soda served at 6:30 pm Center Club, 31 Bowker Street, Boston. Right…

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Peers of Color Support – Weekly

January 23 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:45am on day First of the month, repeating until April 10, 2019

Central MA RLC Kiva Center, 209 Shrewsbury St (Bus #15)
Worcester, MA United States
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Free

Weekly group in Worcester for people who identify themselves as people of color. A safe space at Kiva Center for all that are working on personal growth and strength by sharing recovery stories, power and wisdom in a setting of mutuality and non-judgement. More about this and other Kiva meetings http://www.centralmassrlc.org/meetings/  

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“Let’s Talk” TED Talk inspired discussion

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 20, 2019

Lynn Hub of NE RLC, 1 Market St. Suite 203
Lynn, MA United States
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Free

Weekly on Wednesdays in Lynn TED Talks videos prompt fantastic discussion! An open and honest format is set up so that everyone is welcome to share their experiences and feelings.

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