“Director Boss Testifies Before Congress on Opioid Crisis”

Boss US Senate Director Boss testified on November 30th before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions on “The Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: Perspectives from States, Communities, and Providers.”

Watch it here -Director Boss’s testimony begin around the 39-minute mark.

Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, RI pledged to “Change Direction.” Director Rebecca Boss participated in the kick-off, took the “pledge” to know the five signs, and urged all in attendance to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

The goal of the Campaign to Change Direction is to change the culture of mental health in America so that all of those in need receive the care and support they deserve. The Campaign encourages all Americans to pay attention to their emotional well-being – and it reminds us that our emotional well-being is just as important as our physical well-being.

If You Recognize That Someone In Your Life Is Suffering…Connect, reach out, inspire hope, and offer help. Show compassion and caring and a willingness to find a solution when the person may not have the will or drive to help him- or herself. There are many resources in our communities. It may take more than one offer, and you may need to reach out to others who share your concern about the person who is suffering. If everyone is more open and honest about mental health, we can prevent pain and suffering, and those in need will get the help they deserve.

KNOW THE 5 SIGNS! Read about the Campaign to Change Direction in RI here.

Change Direction
Disability Employment Awareness

The Providence Warwick Convention & Victors Bureau recently presented Jeffrey Pete the Rhode Island’s 2017 Rose Award for Recognition of Service Excellence. Jeffrey invited his family to help him celebrate with his Capital Grille co-workers.

  • Jeffery Pete
    Jeffrey Pete the Rhode Island’s 2017 Rose Award for Recognition of Service Excellence
  • Providence Warwick Convention & Victors Bureau recently presented Jeffrey Pete the Rhode Island’s 2017 Rose Award for Recognition of Service Excellence

Saturday, December 9th

Save The Date - Providence Improv Guild

Saturday, December 15th

(IDD) and Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia (ADRD)

Free Educational Event
If you are a caregiver or family member of an individual with an intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) and Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia (ADRD), please join us for this informational opportunity.

Topic: Caring for the Person with Intellectual /Developmental Disabilities and Dementia

Presented by:
Annie Murphy, MA
Alzheimer's Association RI Chapter

Friday, December 15, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Alzheimer's Association of Rhode Island
245 Waterman Street
5th Floor, Suite 506
Providence, RI 02906

For more information, please contact: Annie Murphy at 401.421.0008 or by email at mmurphy@alz.org.

To register for the event, please click here.

Saturday, December 16th

Gala & Silent Auction

Enjoy live music, delicious appetizers, craft beer & wine from the open bar, and bid in the Silent Auction at the Artists'!

$35 Holiday Gala & Silent Auction tickets and $20 in advance for A Christmas Carol - Only $55 for both!

Holiday Gala will take place at Artists' Exchange, 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston
A Christmas Carol will take place at Theatre 82, 82 Rolfe Square, Cranston

Click here for more information

NAMI Family Support Groups
NAMI Groups

NAMI Family Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Most groups meet monthly for about 90 minutes. NAMI Support Groups leverage the collective knowledge and experience of all the participants.

You don’t need to register to attend.

For more information about Family to Family groups in your area, please visit our Programs and Services page, call them at 401-331-3060 or email at info@namirhodeisland.org.