MAY Mental Health Awareness Month 

        NAMI of Bristol County Educational Meeting 


                                       Monday, May 7, 2018

                                               6:30 PM to  7:30 PM




                             Community Peer Connection

                      Finding Recovery Through Friendship   


                                             A Walk in My Shoes     

              Funding and Support Mental Health and Addiction

             Speakers- Robert Ortiz Director of Peers Services FHR 

                        Ron Grillo Lead Peer Specialist FHR                              


                                    Corrigan Mental Health Center

                                         49 Hillside Street   

                                         Fall River, MA



        Free and open to the public, meeting place is in the Cafeteria and light refreshments will be served.




           Please Join us for a Coffee Chat


             Date: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

              Time : 2:00 - 4:00 PM

               Location: Downtown New Bedford                           Public Library- Main Branch 

          613 Pleasant Street, New Bedford  


                  Refreshments, Beverages, and resources provided

                  Any questions regarding this event, please contact:

                           Lynne Olsen-Vieira- (508) 996-7902  


                            Pauline Racine - (508) 997-63000




    Events 2017


            NAMI Bristol County and Corrigan Mental Health 

Presents a 

Community Conversation on Mental Health


Community Resources Night

Monday, November 6th, 2017 from 5:30 PM -7:00 PM

Corrigan Mental Health Center

49 Hillside Street

Fall River, MA

Come join us for some conversation, speakers, regarding

Mental Health and Community Resources

Sponsored By


Southcoast Wellness Van

Free Cell Phones from Assurance ( with proof of I.D. and Mass Health card)

DMH of Fall River, NAMI Bristol County, Family Services Association

Child and Family Services, Citizen for Citizen, Steppingstone Peer to Peer,

Mass in Motion Fall River, Samaritans of Bristol County, FHR Club House, Veteran's Outreach SSVF, Hope Dementia and Alzheimer's Services.  

Bay Cove ESP, FHR, Vinfen Corporation, People orated Adult Foster Care, Alzheimer's Association, and much more information.


Free Raffle Ticket (must be present to win )


For more information contact Brenda Venice 508-678-2584

This event is free and open to the public and light refreshment will be served.

Availability parking on Maple Street in the parking lot.


It starts with a Conversation Lets Start Talking!


                                     NAMI Bristol County 


                                                    Presents a 


                                     Community Conversation on                                                             Mental  Health & Suicide  



                      Thursday, September 14th from 5:30 PM -8:00 PM

                                       Department of Mental Health 

                                    888 Purchase Street-Rear Entrance

                                           New Bedford, MA 


Come join us for some conversation, resources, speakers, and videos regarding Mental Health & Suicide Prevention.


Food Trucks (Izzy's, Two Sisters, Richie's & Dawg in the Road),

Free cell phones from Assurance ( with proof of I.D. and Mass Health card)

                              and Children's Activities will be available.


Donations of non-perishable food items are welcomed to benefit the Veteran's Transition House.  All donors will receive a free raffle ticket for a

chance to win a prize. ( Must e present to win )


  Sponsor's for this event are  Department of Mental Health,

                                                NAMI of Bristol County,                    FHR,  PACT, PIN, Recovery Learning Community,  Veteran's Transition House, Suicide Prevent of New Bedford  



September is " Suicide Prevention Awareness Month "


Come join us a night of FUN !!!!!!


For more information please contact Brenda 508-678-2584








 Events 2017

Fall River 


 May Mental Health Awareness Month 


Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition ..... Throughout May, NAMI and participants across the country are raising AWARENESS for the importance of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.



Let's come together and start the conversation on Mental Health in our community by telling our story.




An exhibition of Personal stories about How Stigma Impacts lives.







QPR Training Opportunity 

Question Persuade Refer: A suicide prevention training

QPR stands for question, persuade, and refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.


The QPR mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.   We believe that quality education empowers all people regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.


Monday, June 5, 2017

6:00 to 8:00 PM

Corrigan Mental Health Center

Stevens Room

49 Hillside Street

Fall River, MA


Please register by contacting Brenda Venice 508-678-2584 or

Nina Crasco at Nina.Crasco@MassMail.State.MA.US or 508-732-3030








Healthy Minds / Healthy Bodies 

            Spring Event 


Silver City Galleria  in Taunton

               Center Court 


Thursday, April 27, 2017

       12:30 - 3:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public


Key Note Speaker: Dr. David Weed

"Mind-Body Connection"        



Beginner Exercise Class

Diabetes and smoking Cessation Information table

FHR- Studio 35- Therapeutic Art Activity

           Guitar Circle

Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Healthy Snacks / Farmer's Market

         Organized Mall Walks

         Resource Table

      Southcoast Wellness Van

    Beginner Yoga Class

    Beginner Zumba Class

     WOW information table

             and more........  


For more information contact Department of Mental Health -New Bedford 



Sponsored by DMH of New Bedford, Fall River, and Taunton/ Attleboro;        NAMI Bristol County; FHR; CCBC; Partners for a Healthy Community; PACT;         FHR-Studio 35; and PIN


This event is free and open to the public      What A good event went well !!!!!


We are planning for next event in the Fall of 2017




For more information contact Brenda Venice 508-678-2584 and



NEW BEDFORD EVENT for May Mental Illness Awareness 


May 11, 2017

5- 8 PM 

Gallery X 

169 Williams Street

New Bedford, MA 




Events in Fall River

Candlelight Vigil


To Mark the beginning of Mental Illness Awareness Week


Monday, October 2, 2017

Time 6:00 PM

Place: Corrigan Mental Health Center

Recreation Area/ Anita Pyatt Park

49 Hillside Street, Fall River, MA


Special guest speakers

Heroes in the fight awards

Refreshments will be served


Rain or Shine event


For more information please contact Brenda Venice 508-678-2584

Everyone is welcome


Join NAMI in shining a light on Mental Illness and replacing Stigma with hope.


 Events 2016


EVENTS IN New Bedford



Come explore what's available in your community.


Thursday, September 8, 2016

5:30 - 7:00 PM

888 Purchase Street

New Bedford, MA


Resouces include:

Educational (BCC informational & New Bedford Library)

Health and Wellness -YMCA, Dr. Rocha and the Southcoast Wellness Van

Recreational( Buttonwood Park Staff)


Employment ( New Bedford Career Center informational & MRC)

Therapeutic ( Pet Therapy Dogs)

Arts ( Studio 35)

New Bedford Mass in Motion ( informational )

Safe Link (free cells phones ( must have ID, proof of income and Mass Health Card)

Housing ( informational ) and much more.


This event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.


Entertainment by " Dave Richardson & Friends"


Sponsored by Department of Mental Health in New Bedford - NAMI Bristol County - FHR


For more information contact: Department of Mental Health in New Bedford

508-996-7900  or



We are working on another special event soon!







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