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August 2014

Webinar: Re-imagining Mental Health and Illness: Spiritual Care as a way of looking with Dr. Swinton – See more at: http://www.ibpf.org/event/webinar-re-imagining-mental-health-and-illness-spiritual-care-way-looking-dr-swinton#sthash.qDFokyWJ.dpuf

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00 to 1:00 pm Dr. Swinton’s talk will explore ways in which the church can understand and re-think mental health and ill-health and will discuss attitudes and perspectives that can enable congregations to see mental health and ill-health differently and in so doing care more effectively.  It will explore issues of hospitality and friendship and provide ways in which health and healing can be embodied and worked out in ways that are faithful to the goals of religious…

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Social Security’s Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar

August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

August 27, 2014: Finding and Keeping the Job That’s Right for You If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support you need to transition to financial independence. The August 27 national WISE webinar will present information about special Social Security programs and rules can help you on your path to financial independence! A special guest speaker will teach you about: Exploring your work goals Building…

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Treatment Choices Part I: Understanding Your Options

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT Show in My Time Zone Too often, individuals living with a mood disorder can feel like their fate and quality of life is in the hands of others—that they have no real choice in finding the best path for treatment, and ultimately, their future. This can be disempowering and frustrating prospect that limits individuals’ ability to achieve wellness goals that are most important to them. In reality, there are a…

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September 2014

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Child and Adolescent Psychiatry” with B.J. Casey, Ph.D. Date: Tuesday, Sep. 9, 2014, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EST Location: Online This month, hear from Dr. B.J. Casey, Director, Sackler Professor of Developmental Psychobiology and Sackler Institute for Devlopmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, as she presents on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Click for more details and registration information.

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MCSP Annual Kickoff Breakfast

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am

The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention  invites you to our ANNUAL KICKOFF BREAKFAST event SEPTEMBER 10th, 2014 from 8:00am-10:30am at the College of the HOLY CROSS. Registration and breakfast will take place from 8:00am-9:00am.  The event program will take place from 9:00am -10:30am, and will include: Presentation by the MCSP Presentations by all 9 Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions Keynote speaker–to be announced Please RSVP to JKelliher@MassPreventsSuicide.org by September 1, 2014  

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Webinar: Purpose, Passion and Wellness: When Work Heals with Victoria Maxwell – See more at: http://www.ibpf.org/event/purpose-passion-and-wellness-when-work-heals-victoria-maxwell#sthash.AFinfJ5r.dpuf

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:00 to 1:00 pm Join Victoria as she reads excerpts from her shows, takes questions, and talks about her transition from a traditional 9 – 5 job into the speaking profession. Discover how finding your passion can enhance your mental wellness. Victoria Maxwell (BFA/BPP*), self-proclaimed Bipolar Princess, is one of North America’s top speakers on the ‘lived’ experience of mental illness, recovery, returning to work and dismantling stigma. She lives with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis, and has…

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Riverside Trauma Center’s 4th Annual Conference

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

September 12, 2014 Riverside Trauma Center’s 4th Annual Conference  ”Uncomplicating Grief: Pathways to Hope and Healing” 8:30 to 4:15 Crowne Plaza, 1360 Worcester Street (Rt. 9) Natick, MA  Keynote: George A. Bonanno, PhD, a professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University and author of  The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement  Tells Us About Life After Loss Click here for a printable flyer

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Webinar: Better Health through e-health: Practical Self-Help Internet Tools for Mood and Anxiety Disorders with Dr. Sagar Parikh – See more at: http://www.ibpf.org/event/better-health-through-e-health-practical-self-help-internet-tools-mood-and-anxiety-disorders#sthash.f2YtpG5W.dpuf

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:00 to 1:00 pm Learning Objectives: a. Tips on ways to know if a website has credibility b. Review key sites that provide self-monitoring tools and the types of tools c. Review how to use free internet CBT tools to improve symptoms. Dr. Parikh is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where he has been Director of Continuing Mental Health Education, and Head of General Psychiatry.  At Toronto’s major hospital grouping, the University Health Network, he…

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5th Annual Rock Into Recovery Festival!

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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October 2014

An Evening of Hope and Recovery” Gala Dinner for NAMI Western MA

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts presents a very special one-time only event “An Evening of Hope and Recovery” Gala Dinner featuring keynote speaker and mental health advocate Former Massachusetts First Lady Kitty Dukakis Saturday, October 4, 2014 From 6 to 9 PM Chez Josef in Agawam, MA For over three decades, NAMI-WM has been the voice on mental illness for the Pioneer Valley. Join us as we celebrate this accomplishment, and help us to continue…

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