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 POST TRAUMATIC SLAVERY DISORDER

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

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D.R.A.

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

 

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 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

 

 

The Center for Behavioral Health at Holyoke Medical Center

Coping Skills Group

Contact: Cherie Lemonde, LMHC at
540-5059 for more information.
Tuesdays: 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 - 5:10 p.m.
Please Call Ahead to Verify Times!

 

 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 dbsaofwm@hotmail.com
 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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
Phone:
413-348-3120 | Email: info@ricksplacema.org

 

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Trauma Mamas

Trauma Mamas is meeting at 10:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

For caregivers raising children with histories of early childhood trauma.

The focus of this peer-led group will be on the unique needs and experiences

of the CAREGIVERS, and establishing resources and relationships for ongoing

support. The group is open to parents with children of all ages, all faiths.

This will be a free daytime parent-led group in Westfield

(at this time childcare is not available).

First Congregational Church

18 Broad Street

Westfield, MA 01085

Contact: Crystal Miller (Church Office)

413-568-2833

Email: office@churchonthegreen.org

 

 

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CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDIES

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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 psyrehab@bu.edu

 

 

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.

 

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