As the New Program Director of Living in Recovery, Julie MacDonald Brings Experience and Excitement to the Role  

Julie MacDonald is the program director of Living in Recovery, a program established in 2018 to provide a variety of non-clinical, peer-led support, educational, and social options for the [...]

Opioid Task Force, local agencies highlight lack of homeless resources

By CHRIS LARABEE Staff Writer Thursday, January 13th, 2022 The Opioid Task of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region and the North Quabbin Community Coalition partnered to host a […]

Some mental health advocates in Massachusetts want a new name for schizophrenia

BY KAREN BROWN NEW ENGLAND PUBLIC MEDIA JANUARY 3RD, 2022 When someone is diagnosed with schizophrenia — a psychotic disorder marked by delusional thinking — they often experience fear and […]

Guest columnist Amy Timmins: Learning the skills to help turn around suicide risk

BY AMY TIMMINS DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 In 2019, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of more than […]

Organization offers mental health services on National Suicide Prevention Month

by: Jillian Andrews NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and there’s a local organization that is offering its services to people in our region. The [...]

Opioid Task Force, providers focus on plight of homelessness

BY ANITA FRITZTHE GREENFIELD RECORDER FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 2021 As the weekend approached with the prediction of low single-digit temperatures into Sunday, the Opioid Task Force of Franklin [...]

$400,000 grant will allow Pittsfield peer-run recovery center to hire, provide safe options for members

Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:30 pm By Haven Orecchio-Egresitz, The Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD — For those overcoming addiction, Friday nights can be hard. Even after being [...]

PEER-LED ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTERS ABOUND IN MASS., BUT UNTIL NOW THERE HASN’T BEEN A SINGLE ONE WEST OF I-91

BY TIFFANY TAN SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2018 MASSLIVE Berkshire County’s first peer-led addiction recovery center opened in Pittsfield Friday afternoon, the state’s only recovery [...]

WITH LIVING IN RECOVERY, CRANE CENTER EXPANDS ADDICTION RECOVERY RESOURCES

BY LARRY PARNASS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2018 THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE PITTSFIELD — Each month, more than 700 people find their way to a building in the city’s Westside neighborhood. They […]

THE OPIOID CRISIS: THE COMMUNITY RESPONDS

After graduate school in the early 1980s, I was hired as clinical coordinator of an outpatient methadone and counseling program at Cambridge Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University. Frankly [...]

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