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Northampton Recovery Center fighting addiction with unique approach

by: Jillian Andrews

Posted: Nov 10, 2021 / 05:40 PM EST / Updated: Nov 10, 2021 / 07:02 PM EST

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Drug addiction is very much an issue locally and across the state. The Northampton Recovery Center (NRC) is a peer driven community, just last month celebrating five years in Northampton.

There is a life after addiction. That’s what’s […]

November 16th, 2021|

The Consortium Announces New Development Director

The Consortium Announces New Development Director
Terrie Thompson is the Consortium’s New Director of Development
HOLYOKE, MA November 9, 2021 – The Consortium is excited to announce it has a new Director of Development, A. Terrie Thompson.

Terrie Thompson has joined the Consortium as the Director of Development with over 16 years of advocacy […]

November 12th, 2021|

First peer-run respite opens as alternative to hospitalization for people in mental health distress

by Taylor Knopf | August 18, 2021

NORTH CAROLINA – On a patio tucked behind an old brick two-story house, Susan Hart sat on a glider surrounded by lush green plants under the glow of string lights. She wondered aloud what it would have been like to check herself into a place like this instead of a […]

November 8th, 2021|

It’s Not Just Britney

By Sandy Allen | July 2, 2021

The day after Britney’s statement to an L.A. court last week, one heard around the world, I called up a psychiatric-survivor activist I’ve gotten to know, Caroline Mazel-Carlton. Mazel-Carlton, who’s also a rabbi-in-training, works for an organization that is revolutionizing mental-health care in western Massachusetts (and beyond), called the Wildflower […]

November 4th, 2021|

Westfield Police Host Drug Addiction & Recovery Team Training

News Flash

Posted on: October 28, 2021

Earlier this week the Westfield Police Department hosted a training in Cooperation with Hampshire Hope to form a Drug Addiction & Recovery Team (DART).  The opioid epidemic that has plagued communities nationwide has forced law enforcement to expand the way this problem is dealt with.   Although enforcement is […]

November 2nd, 2021|

The WHO Calls for Radical Change in Global Mental Health

By Robert Whitaker – June 10, 2021

During the past decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) has regularly promoted the goal of improving “global mental health.” While it has often told of the importance of social support and other non-drug alternatives, its efforts helped spread a biomedical standard of care. Western ideas regarding diagnoses, the biological […]

November 2nd, 2021|

Cultural Appreciation Day celebrated outside Franklin County Justice Center

by: WWLP Digital First, Sy Becker

Posted: Oct 21, 2021 / 03:26 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 21, 2021 / 06:58 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Franklin County is so proud of the diversity of its courthouse personnel, they celebrated with a Cultural Appreciation Day.

It’s not every day you hear the Libro Azul Latin Jazz and Salsa band playing on the lawn […]

November 1st, 2021|

Farmer’s market in Belchertown educates about Narcan

by: Kate Wilkinson

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 / 05:51 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 25, 2021 / 06:39 PM EDT

BELCHERTOWN, MASS. (WWLP)- A farmers market booth offering information and Narcan in Belchertown was met with resistance by some online, 22News discovered it’s starting a conversation that could save lives.

“I was nervous for Sunday. I just saw the negative comments and that […]

July 27th, 2021|

Salasin Project Receives Additional Funding from Western MA Women’s Fund #MeToo Grants


Contact: Becky Lockwood, Salasin Project Director

Email: blockwood@wmtcinfo.org

Salasin Project Receives Additional Funding from Western MA Women’s Fund #MeToo Grants

GREENFIELD, MA July 16, 2021 – The Salasin Project in Franklin County, a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, has received $10,000 from the Women’s Fund of Western MA to sustain the “Healthy Relationships After […]

July 16th, 2021|

Community agencies get trained to offer Strengthening Families Program

Staff Writer, Greenfield Recorder
Published: 6/18/2021 2:38:32 PM

GREENFIELD — Local family-serving agencies and volunteers attended a three-day training session at The RECOVER Project last week to learn about the Strengthening Families Program.

The program, run over seven weeks, focuses on building family relationships through topics such as stress, communication and love. Parents and teens ages […]

June 21st, 2021|