Memorial Donations & General Donations


Other Resources



We don't endorse and/or vouch for any information they are putting on their websites, by no means do we stand behind them. They are for informational purposes only.

We post items here that may be of interest to our members and the public. 



Dr. Omar Reid, Sekou Mims, and Larry Higginbottom are co-authors of a collective work entitled Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder. Our primary reason for writing this book was to begin the process of bringing about a psychological healing through discussion, training and teaching. This book was designed to create a new lens for our peers, client's, educators and youth workers to assess and counsel self-destructive behaviors.

“These counselors are hoping their theories will help others improve their lives!”

Steve Daniels, ABC News




Dual Recovery Anonymous

This is a 12-Step Group open to individuals who struggle with addictions and a mental illness.This is a self-supporting , self-help support group that meets weekly at the Lighthouse, 1401 State St., Springfield, MA 01109

New Beginnings Step Group: Tu 12:30 – 1:30

Open Discussion Group: Fri 12:30 – 1:30

For further information call: 413-736-8974 logo

 Co-Occurring Disorders

 People with co-occurring disorders, also referred to as dual diagnosis, have both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. These people require an integrated treatment plan that targets both illnesses at once. Mental illness can be classified as anything from minor cases of depression to severe impairments such as schizophrenia and PTSD. Of the 23 million Americans struggling with addiction, nearly 14 million also suffer from some form of mental illness, either stemming from or leading to substance abuse. >Learn More


Group For Families/Friends of People with Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues

 Clinicians from the hospital offer a free open discussion group exploring topics such as:


Depression: What is it?

Bipolar Disorder

Alcoholism and addiction

Panic attacks and anxiety disorders

Schizophrenia and other psychiatric symptoms

Is mental illness hereditary

12-Step Group (AA/NA)

What comes after hospitalization?

Every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the East Wing Conference Room (2nd floor)


 Parkinson's Disease Support Groups

American Parkinson's Disease Association - Massachusetts Chapter



 Holyoke Medical Center

575 Beech St., Holyoke
Depression and Bipolar Support Group
An open ended support group for anyone experiencing depression / bipolar symptoms.
413-626-7627 or

The Garden image

The Garden ? A Center for Grieving Children and Teens is a non-profit agency providing bereavement support to young people and their families, a place to talk about loss and help parents and guardians learn how to help their children through their grief.



Mental Health image

Their mission is to create the world’s best mental health and wellness programming, free to view, free to share and commercial free, for anyone with an internet connection. MHC has already been seen in 140 countries.


Incorporated in 1878, MSPCC serves children and families across Massachusetts with a range of services designed to respond to the individual needs of infants, children, adolescents and their families. In addition, MSPCC has long been a voice for children and families, advocating for laws on their behalf. MSPCC is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Ricks Place image

Through facilitated support groups Rick’s Place offers grieving young people and their families a place to remember their loved ones and to avoid the sense of isolation that such a loss can produce.

Rick's Place, Inc.

35 Post Office Park Suite 3514   |   Wilbraham, MA 01095
413-348-3120 | Email:

 SOAR logo

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults and children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. 

Trevor Project logo





 BU Center Psy rehab logo

BU Cognitive Remediation and Exercise and Cognitive Training Study

for Individuals with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Illness

Researchers at Boston University are conducting a study examining exercise and cognitive remediation for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

This Study Involves:

  • 10 Weeks of cognitive remediation training
  • Random assignment to an exercise section or non-exercise section of the study
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Five blood tests
  • Compensation for participants up to $265

For more information contact The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 940 Commonwealth Avenue West, Boston MA. 617-353-3549 or



International Bipolar foundation logo


Orbit: Read More

Bi Polar II Decision Aid: Read More

Leapcure: Read More

Yale Free Research Talk Therapy for Bipolar Disorder: 


Bernadette Lecza, MS phone: (203) 737-2868   

Erin Carrubba, LPC phone: (203) 737-2507

Yale MRI Study of Bipolar Disorder for Ages 40-79


Sue Quatrano phone: (203) 785-7875

401, 402, and 404-Global Studies


UCSD Bipolar, Inflamation and Aging (Smartphone) Study: Read More

Adolescents with Depresion and/or Anxiety and a parent or sibling with Bipolar Disorder

Contact: Kaitlyn Bruns:


Important and valuable clinical research is happening in Massachusetts. Local clinical research studies are looking for eligible participants; children, adolescents and adults are needed.

Click here to see what clinical research studies are being conducted.

Click here to read a guide to learn more about participating in a mental health clinical research study.

 NIMH Study image


Voices4Hope image

Umass med logo


NAMI remains committed to providing a safe, secure space to talk about whatever's on your mind. We encourage you to visit NAMI’s discussion groups to find support, share your experiences and learn from others affected by mental health conditions. The new and improved discussion boards are mobile-friendly and let you personalize posts with emojiis, badges and avatars.

Enter Discussion Groups

BBB Wise Giving Alliance

Charity Navigator four star charity

Amazon smile donate button