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It Takes a Village: Second Conference in Series Builds Support for New Bostonians Posted on Jul 9

It Takes a Village: Second Conference in Series Builds Support for New Bostonians

 “The world breaks everyone and afterwards, many are strong at the broken places.”  ~ Ernest Hemingway How do culture, values, and beliefs influence our responses to mental health and suicidality? How do people heal from traumatic events? How can we promote resiliency among immigrants and   …Continue Reading It Takes a Village: Second Conference in Series Builds Support for New Bostonians

It Takes a Village: Addressing Trauma & Resiliency in Multicultural Communities Posted on Jan 9

It Takes a Village: Addressing Trauma & Resiliency in Multicultural Communities

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health On December 6th, 2012, in Lowell, MA, over 200 people gathered to learn, discuss and share ideas at the conference, “It Takes a Village: Trauma-Informed Responses to Suicide in Multicultural Communities.”   …Continue Reading It Takes a Village: Addressing Trauma & Resiliency in Multicultural Communities

Trouble in the Sleep Department? 8 Tips for Better Sleep Posted on Jul 11

Trouble in the Sleep Department? 8 Tips for Better Sleep

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH. Need to catch more zzz’s? Just like eating and breathing, sleep is a necessary function that we may take for granted. And just like responses to eating and breathing, our body tells us when we don’t get enough sleep   …Continue Reading Trouble in the Sleep Department? 8 Tips for Better Sleep

Gooooo, team! Posted on May 3

Gooooo, team!

 Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Growing up, I was always running around. Sitting still was never my forte (and it still isn’t). I found a productive way to channel my energy into sports, playing basketball, softball   …Continue Reading Gooooo, team!

Welcome to Mental Wellness! Posted on Jan 13

Welcome to Mental Wellness!

Posted by Alison Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coodinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Welcome to the newest category on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health blog! We created this space as a forum to discuss all of the ways that mental wellness can contribute to   …Continue Reading Welcome to Mental Wellness!