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December 2014

THE CRIME OF MENTAL ILLNESS

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 THE CRIME OF MENTAL ILLNESS Why are the mentally ill in jail? Three very knowledgeable speakers will bring us up to date on incarceration of the mentally ill, prison deaths and suicides, and use of restraints and solitary confinement. • Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes, author of the groundbreaking series on Bridgewater State Hospital • James Pingeon of Prisoners Legal Services • June Binney, project director of the Criminal Justice Diversion Project at NAMI…

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Mental Illness and Jail

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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DEPRESSION, STRESS & ANXIETY IN TEENS

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DEPRESSION, STRESS & ANXIETY IN TEENS  Tuesday, December 2, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lawrence School Auditorium, 113 Lakeview Avenue, Falmouth Dr. Lisa Machoian, a national Harvard-trained expert on adolescent mental health will provide valuable insight into the lives of youth 11-17 and will focus on providing parents and community members with helpful strategies to foster healthy coping and resilience. For more information, contact sreid@falmouth.k12.ma.us  

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Barriers to Effective ERP

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Belmont Lecture Series OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE & RELATED DISORDERS LES GRODBERG MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES 2014 – 2015 Sponsored by the Massachusetts Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation McLean Hospital, De Marneffe Cafeteria Building, Room 132 Belmont, MA  02478 (Directions) OCD Massachusetts, in conjunction with McLean Hospital, presents a series of preeminent speakers in the field of OCD and related disorders.  Each presentation takes place from 7:00 – 8:00pm. Date Topic Presenter September 9, 2014 OCD and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)…

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Navigating the Juvenile Justice System

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Webinar Series: Family Involvement in Juvenile Justice Family involvement is critical for youth with behavioral health disorders who are involved with the juvenile justice system. Families need information, training, and support to help them become knowledgeable about the juvenile justice system and effective advocates for their children. At the same time, juvenile justice systems need to ensure that their policies and procedures support family involvement and that staff are trained to better understand the family perspective, the benefits of…

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Forum on Solitary Confinement in Massachusetts Prisons

December 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 11:30 A.M. First Parish Unitarian Church, 20 Lexington Road, Concord State Senator James B. Eldridge: sponsor of Bill S. 1133: An Act on the Appropriate Use of Solitary Confinement Dr. Stuart Grassian: psychiatrist and nationally recognized expert on the psychological impacts of solitary confinement Leslie Walker: Executive Director, Prisoners’ Legal Services of MA

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3rd Annual Stephanie Moulton Symposium

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Department of Mental Health is pleased to announce The 3rd Annual Stephanie Moulton Symposium, an annual training and education 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 the dignity, safety and the well being of all people. The program of speakers, panels and workshops…

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The Time is Now: Tackling Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Mental & Behavioral Health

December 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Time is Now: Tackling Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Mental & Behavioral Health in Massachusetts Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Omni Parker House for a forum Register online here: <https://www.regonline.com/2014disparitiesforum> This forum will examine the magnitude and persistence of racial and ethnic health care disparities with a focus on the delivery of behavioral health services. Ongoing challenges and potential solutions will be examined in light of health care system and financing changes under state and national reform. The research…

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Medications for OCD

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Worcester Lecture Series OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE & RELATED DISORDERS UMASS WORCESTER LECTURE SERIES 2013-2014 OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER & RELATED DISORDERS UMASS WORCESTER MEDICAL SCHOOL LECTURE SERIES 2014-2015 Sponsored by the Massachusetts Affiliate of the International OCD Foundation Lazare Auditorium (S1-607) at UMass Medical Center 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655 (Directions) OCD Massachusetts, in conjunction with University of Massachusetts Medical School – Worcester, presents a series of preeminent speakers in the field of OCD and related disorders. Each presentation takes…

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Surviving Psychiatric Illness: Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Surviving Psychiatric Illness: Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention” with J. John Mann, M.D. Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST Location: Online This month, hear from Dr. J. John Mann, Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience in Psychiatry and Radiology at Columbia University, as he presents “Surviving Psychiatric Illness: Suicide Risk Assessment and Prevention” Click for more details and registration information.

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