- Michael Mack Performs
November 9, 2015 – November 9, 2015
1493 Cambridge Street
Map and Directions
Michael Mack Performs “Hearing Voices (Speaking in Tongues)”
Michael Mack returns with his moving, often humorous, multi-character, one-man show of a family navigating mother’s schizophrenia and eventual recovery. Called by the Boston Globe “Transcendent art that reaches out with unblinking honesty.” See the award-winning show about love and schizophrenia.
November, 9, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
speaking in tongues
- Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource
What is CIT?
CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Community partnerships are the key to a successful CIT program. Only by working together can law enforcement, mental health providers and advocates improve the way a community responds to a mental health crisis.
- Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool
Legislators who make important decisions receive much of their information about mental illness the same way the general public does: through the media. While members of Congress also have staffers to study the issues, they rely on constituents for information. That means you. The best way to inform the legislators and give them an accurate picture of the reality of mental illness is to share with them the stories of those whom have had personal experiences with mental illness.
- ‘Bleak Picture’ for Mentally Ill: 80% Are Jobless
Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, according to a new study.
As in so many other areas of mental health, solutions to this problem exist, but simply aren’t utilized, says Mary Giliberti, executive director of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
“These statistics paint a pretty bleak picture,” she says. “We think we can do a lot
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