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July Newsletter

Replanting Lives Uprooted by Mental Illness: Support for Families –

 Mara Briere and Susan Doyle of Grow a Strong Family, Inc., facilitate a morning support group at the Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, Ma. on Tuesday, July 10 from 10:30 – noon and an evening support group at the Bedford Council of Aging on Wednesday, July 11 from  7 – 8:30 PM. This group focuses on strategies for managing when loved ones have mental illnesses and other brain disorders. Folks of all ages/from all towns welcomed. No registration required.  FREE!!!

Grow a Strong Family Showcase

Wed. Aug 29 from 4-7 pm at

the Bedford Council of Aging

Grow a Strong Family supports families uprooted by mental illness and other brain disorders.

The showcase is our way of introducing family members and the community to the resources and information that is being developed and made available through our website and coaching programs.

There will be light refreshments; educational information on communication, managing symptoms, caring for caregivers, creating a safe home, and other topics; a raffle (for door prizes); and many opportunities to ask questions and make suggestions.

There will be a panel discussion at 5:30 that will be televised by Bedford TV, which discusses WHY it is SO important to support the supporters for better health and wellness for ALL!This event will be the last opportunity to participate in our ongoing 50/50 raffle:

One last thing.

We have updated our website and we would love your feedback.  Try starting at the Pet Therapy page.  You can meet Max and get a sense of what pet therapy is and how you might tap into it.

We have also posted a new blog post about the changes in DMH service delivery here in Massachusetts.

Happy to help.

Visit us at or call 781.405.8376.

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