To help break down myths surrounding mental illness and promote better understanding of issues impacting young adults such as suicide and substance abuse, Alternatives recently held a four part Community Conversation Series. These events included keynote speakers and panelists who shared their real-life stories, various local resources and many opportunities to connect around issues impacting North Worcester County communities.

Though the events are over, you can help the conversations to continue! 

Resources & Helpful Tools

Department of Mental Health Resource Guides

North Central Massachusetts Community Resources Finder

Community HealthLink – Emergency Services

NAMI Mass Compass

Montachusett Suicide Prevention Task Force

Behavioral Health Services at Heywood Hospital

The Gestalt Project: Stop the Stigma (video to share)

For more information about Community Conversations, contact Liz Mirabelli Nye at (508) 234-6232 or at [email protected]

This series was made possible by a grant from the SHINE Initiative.