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Children’s Mental Health Campaign Travels to Holyoke

Children’s Mental Health Campaign Travels to Holyoke

December 10, 2009

This Friday, December 11, the Children’s Mental Health Campaign  will co-host a Children’s Mental Health Forum in Holyoke with the MSPCC Holyoke office.  Mental health service providers, parents of children who suffer from mental illness, school counselors and more are expected to gather to share and discuss their experiences in accessing the children’s mental health care system in Massachusetts. This forum which begins at 9am will be held at the Holyoke Health Center and is open to the public.

At this forum, clinicians will speak about their experiences working in the field and offer advice on available resources and a parent will speak about their personal experiences in access mental health care. Matt Noyes, the Children’s Mental Health Campaign Manager will also present information on Chapter 321, the state’s omnibus children’s mental health bill signed into law last year to improve the system, new legislation filed to increase coordination of care and provide an update on the state’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative.

Please help spread the word about this event to anyone you know who might be interested in attending.  Click here to view an informational flyer for the event.

We hope you can join us!
-Jessica Hamilton