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Data shows local opioid deaths soaring amid pandemic

By CHRIS LARABEE Staff Writer Published: 5/24/2022 5:15:26 [...] The Community Opportunity, Network, Navigation, Exploration and Connection Team (CONNECT) is a 24/7 rapid response team created by the Opioid Task Force and a partnership that includes The RECOVER Project, Tapestry, law enforcement from 30 area communities, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North [...]

Spring Medicinal and Pollinator Plant Sales

Looking to add some new green to your garden? People's Medicine Project is sharing plant seedlings with people who attend our free clinics and community groups that are planting medicinal gardens.  Your purchase of plants helps fund this work towards herbal accessibility for all. Find People's Medicine Project's plant sales at the following locations: Conway [...]

Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics. She Decided to Live With Her Voices.

Caroline Mazel-Carlton. Credit...Danna Singer for The New York Times By Daniel Bergner May 17, 2022 New York Times [...] Around that time, in the late 2000s, when Mazel-Carlton was in her mid-20s, a new position arose in mental health: peer-support specialist, someone with what’s known as lived experience who works alongside practitioners. The [...]

$127K grant to support extra housing advocate for domestic abuse victims

Becky Lockwood, director of the Salasin Project in Greenfield, talks with Individual and Family Support Advocate Jill Predmore. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ By MARY BYRNE Staff Writer Published: 5/13/2022 3:07:35 PM Modified: 5/13/2022 3:05:57 PM GREENFIELD — A local program aimed at supporting survivors of domestic abuse has been awarded $127,000 to continue its [...]

Volunteers mobilize for spring cleanups along area roads, woods

Kara Kavanaugh, the recovery coach program supervisor at The RECOVER Project, paints the front window on Friday. For the Recorder/Catherine Hurley By CHRIS LARABEE, JULIAN MENDOZA and CATHERINE HURLEY Staff Writers As the weather warms up and people celebrated Earth Day over the weekend, folks around Franklin County took their spring cleaning beyond [...]

Baystate Health awards $1M to five community initiatives

Published: Apr. 14, 2022, 9:07 a.m. By Ray Kelly SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health has awarded $1 million in Better Together Grants to five community initiatives with partner organizations as part of its Community Benefits Program. “Baystate Health is proud to invest our Determination of Need Community Health Initiative funding in the communities served by our four [...]

Join Support Network’s Children’s Mental Health Week Event

Children's Mental Health Week 2022: Understanding Teen Depression Join the Support Network as we welcome speakers from Families for Depression Awareness for a conversation about the signs, symptoms and interventions for teen depression. Hear a young person's perspective about their experience and gain insight about how parents and caregivers can best support their youth. When: [...]

Salasin Project Receives $127,000 grant from MA COVID 19 Survivor Trust Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Becky Lockwood, Salasin Project Director (413) 887-2000 Salasin Project Receives $127,000 grant from MA COVID 19 Survivor Trust Fund GREENFIELD, MA March 29, 2022 – The Salasin Project, a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, recently received a $127,000 grant from the MA COVID-19 Survivor Trust Fund to expand its [...]

Please join West Region Self Advocacy during their 18th Annual Conference!

When: June 25, 2022 Where: Sheraton Hotel, Springfield MA Featuring keynote speaker, author and self-advocate Dr. Temple Grandin! About Dr. Temple Grandin, from West Region Self Advocacy’s Speaker Announcement: Dr. Grandin is a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior.  Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.  [...]

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