NORTH READING — Chief Michael Murphy is pleased to announce that the North Reading Police Department is partnering with the North Reading High School Parents Association and Community Impact Team’s Youth Substance Use Prevention Coalition to offer a free educational event focused on teen and young adult mental health and substance use.
The Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a hybrid in-person and virtual conference, “Balancing the Risk, Finding the Hope,” to help educators better serve youth with mental/behavioral health challenges including depression.
WINTHROP — Health Director Meredith Hurley is pleased to announce that the Winthrop Department of Public Health and Clinical Services (WDPW&CS) has been awarded more than half a million dollars in grant funding to address youth mental health in the coming years.
*PHOTOS* Front Line Initiative and Billerica Police Take Part in Billerica Health & Wellness’ Family Well-Being Festival
BILLERICA — Executive Director Matthew Page-Shelton and Chief Roy Frost are pleased to report that Front Line Initiative and Billerica Police Department participated in Billerica Wellness’ Family Well-Being Festival.
Burlington Police Complete One Mind Campaign to Better Serve Those Suffering from Mental Health Disorders
BURLINGTON – Chief Thomas P. Browne is pleased to announce that the Burlington Police Department has kept a pledge to improve its ability to respond to those with mental health conditions by completing the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s One Mind Campaign.
Nueces County Constable Jason McCahan Hires Second Deputy for Mental Health Program in Collaboration with Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI) and Nueces County Precinct 2 Constable Jason McCahan are pleased to announce that Constable McCahan has hired a second deputy to assist with a growing mental health and substance misuse disorder intervention program being organized with assistance from the nationwide PAARI organization.
Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative’s Plymouth County HUB Identifies 300th Community Member at Elevated Risk
A Majority of Those Most at Risk Connected with Resources
Norwood Health Department Increasing Awareness of Mental Health & Illness Through Mental Health Matters Campaign
NORWOOD – Public Health Director Stacey Lane and Project Director Francesca Golightly are pleased to share information on the ongoing Mental Health in Norwood Matters campaign.
Lowell Police Department Jail Diversion Clinicians Touch 78 Lives In Less Than a Year With Co-Response
LOWELL — Acting Superintendent Barry Golner and the Lowell Police Department report that Co-Response Jail Diversion Clinicians Courtney Motuzas and Mackenzie Dezieck have partnered with police officers to divert 78 people from arrest or involuntary emergency room visits since July 2021.
Tewksbury Police Department Participating in Grant-Funded Officer Wellness Pilot Program at Strongwater Farm
TEWKSBURY – Chief Ryan Columbus is pleased to report that the Tewksbury Police Department has sent six officers to participate in an officer wellness pilot program at Strongwater Farm thanks to grant funding from the Hidden Battles Foundation.