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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Wayside's Mental Health Month Special Events Calendar

From Wayside Youth & Family Support Network

April 29, 2013

May is Mental Health Month and a lot of events have been scheduled. Those listed below, all of them free and open to all, are sponsored by Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, an organization that provides multiple services, including counseling, support, family-based, community outreach, residential, day and educational programs, in communities across Eastern and Central Massachusetts.


On Wednesday, May 8, from 7:00 - 9:00pm in Waltham, we will be presenting members of TADS (Teenage Depression and Anxiety Solutions), as they share with their experiences with their own children and sharing ways in which you can open a dialogue with your children about Mental Illness. Our Waltham office is at 118 Central Street, Waltham. For more information, contact judi_maguire@waysideyouth.org.

On Thursday, May 9, from 7:00 - 9:00pm at Employment Options in Marlborough, we will be hosting Bob Larsted, author of `Witness to the Dark', a remarkable account of his daughters struggle with schizoaffective disorder. This is the third time that Bob has spoken for Wayside Youth and Family. We can promise a wonderfully moving presentation.

This event is jointly sponsored by Wayside Youth and Family, NAMI MetroWest and Employment Options. Employment Options is located at 82 Brigham Street in Marlborough. For information, contact judi_maguire@waysideyouth.org.

On Monday, May 13, from 6:00 - 7:30pm in Framingham, parents can enjoy a night out, take some time to distress, relax and enjoy a simple activity. There will be pizza, and babysitting will be provided. Our Framingham office is at 88 Lincoln Street, Framingham, opposite the MetroWest Medical Center Hospital. Please RSVP with the number of children and their ages attending to: John Allen 508-620-0010, ext.189, or by email to: John_allen@waysideyouth.org

On Wednesday, May 22, from 7:00 - 8:30pm in Framingham, a panel of experts will talk about Mobile Crisis Intervention (MCI) and Jail Diversion Programs. We know that parents often worry about the consequences for their children and the family if they call for help. Our panel will be available to answer questions. Our Framingham office is at 88 Lincoln Street, Framingham, opposite the MetroWest Medical Center. For more information, please contact John Allen at 508-620-0010, ext. 189, or by email to: John_allen@waysideyouth.org

Don't forget Wayside's support groups, and to sign up for the next BASICS education program taking place in Marlborough starting June 1st. The BASICS program is free and all materials are provided.

For additional information, please contact:

Judi Maguire, Parent Support Coordinator/Parent Partner
Wayside Youth and Family
118 Central Street
Waltham MA 02453


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