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NAMI Mass Criminal Justice Diversion Project presentation on Feb 25th

NAMI Mass Criminal Justice Diversion Project, an overview of the CJDP, focusing on Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training and the Sharing Your Story with Law Enforcement program will be presented February 25th from 730-830pm in the Bowles Center, Room 7, at Newton Wellesley Hospital.

NAMI Mass Director of Community Education and Training ELIZA T WILLIAMSON will be speaking, joined by ANNABEL LANE, Brookline Police Department social worker and board member of NAMI Mass.

View this event in our Facebook Group.

NAMI Family to Family course offered in Waltham

A FREE Educational Course for Family Members, Partners, and Friends of Individuals Affected by Mental Illness

Thursdays  6:30-9:00 pm starting January 16, 2020 in Waltham, MA

The NAMI Family to Family course provides a broad perspective designed to better understand and support your loved ones, while taking care of your own needs.  Meet others who share your struggle, compare notes, and gain new insight. 

There are 12 class sessions. Each class explores and highlights the latest thinking about:

  • How to manage crises, solve problems and communicate effectively
  • Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
  • Finding and using local supports and services
  • Up-to-date information on mental health, current treatments, including evidence-based therapies
  • The impact of mental illness on your family

All instruction and course materials are free for class participants. 

Pre-registration is required.

For more information and to register, contact:

Suzi at or 781-237-9844 or

Ruth at or 617-852-3612

NAMI Mass Convention

Save the date for our annual NAMI Massachusetts state Convention: Saturday, October 26th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Leominster!

Our Annual state Convention brings together over 350 NAMI members and allies for a day of learning and networking. The Convention features workshop sessions, an exhibit hall, and art marketplace, as well as our Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election.

Congrats to Sid Gelb!

Great NAMI NW event at the Sheraton last night. Congratulations Sid Gelb on the recognition of your many years of heroic work. (You don’t look a day over 89…) We look forward to working with you for many more!

And special thanks to Gail Carroll and her team from NVC Boston for a useful and well-done presentation on Nonviolent Communication.

Reception for Sid/Nonviolent Communication Presentation

NAMI Newton/Wellesley will host a reception to honor long-time NAMI leader, educator and indefatigable mental health advocate SID GELB,

followed by a panel presentation by NVC BOSTON trainer Gail Carroll and practitioner Dr Elizabeth Spark on NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION.

RSVPs are needed for the caterer at

“NVC Boston is dedicated to sharing nonviolent communication (NVC) as a way to contribute to more connection and harmony in the world.”

This event is made possible with a grant from the Gravestar Foundation