ServiceNet to expand mental health services with $4M grant

BY MARY BYRNE THE GREENFIELD RECORDER FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH, 2023 GREENFIELD — A program piloted by ServiceNet in 2020 to help remove barriers to mental health and substance use disorder […]

Living in Recovery Outreach Coordinator David Crawley on Why Self-Acceptance and Peer Support are so Essential to the Recovery Process 

David Crawley began his career at ServiceNet working in the emergency shelter in Pittsfield. As a person in substance use recovery himself, he was familiar with members of the recovery […]

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 [...]

Living in Recovery Held Overdose Awareness Day Memorial and Vigil in Recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day 

Living In Recovery, supported by ServiceNet, hosted an Overdose Awareness Day Memorial and Vigil on August 31 in Pittsfield, MA. The event included a candlelight vigil and 62 seconds of [...]

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 [...]

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