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September 27, 2019

Community Conversation on Mental Health Services Available in Framingham

Mayor Spicer held the conversation in order to help erase the stigma surrounding mental health, but also to make the public aware of the resources at their fingertips they may not have known about.

September 27, 2019

Forum examines mental health care in Framingham, battling stigma in schools

Combatting stigma against mental illness (and teaching it young), statistics about Framingham residents feeling depressed and how the city can help its underserved was discussed by a panel of mental and public health professionals Thursday night during a Community Conversation, hosted by Mayor Yvonne Spicer.

August 1, 2019

Breakfast with Westborough Police Department

Every month Chief Jeffrey Lourie of the Westborough Police Department hosts "Breakfast with the Chief" at the Westborough Senior Center.

July 20, 2019

Streetwise clinician helps bring more humane approach to police calls in Berkshires

In this article, "Streetwise Clinician Helps Bring More Humane Approach to Police Calls in Berkshires," reporter Amanda Drane highlights various types of situations Richard has been able to assist police with by co-responding to calls for service.

Advocates Jail Diversion and Local SRO's speak at Annual School Safety Conference
May 14, 2019

14th Annual New England School Safety Conference

Last month, Dr. Sarah Abbott, our Jail Diversion Program Director and Taylor Hayden, our Sudbury/Hudson co-response clinician, sat on a panel at the 14th Annual New England School Safety Conference