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MGH Schizophrenia Education Day Nov 4th, 2017

October 18, 2017

“Outside the Box” in Psychosis Treatment: Towards Stage-based and Symptom-targeted Interventions A free educational program for patients, families and friends. Now in its 15th year, this exciting event will offer an update on new research findings and important clinical topics for patients with schizophrenia and their families. In the morning, participants will learn about risk more »

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32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide – A Documentary – Nov 16th, 2017

32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide Brattle Theatre Thu, Nov 16 6:30 PM Hope Litoff’s sister, Ruth, was dynamic and artistic. But after years of mental health struggles, Ruth committed suicide in 2008. Since then, her belongings, including her exceptional photography, have lived in a storage facility. In this beautifully crafted, intimate film, Hope unpacks the more »

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Psychologists give new insight into the nature of psychosis

October 16, 2017

An expert report published by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness. The report, Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: Why people sometimes hear voices, believe things that others find strange or appear out of touch with reality, and what can help, has been written by a group more »

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Oct. 1–7 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 1, 2017

Take the Pledge: Learn About Mental Illness This year, Oct. 1–7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, a time to shine a light on mental illness and replace stigma with hope. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. You can get involved at www.nami.org/miaw. One in five adults more »

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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource

June 23, 2015

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. Getting Started Community partnerships are the key more »

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