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Bridgewell Self Advocates Attend SABE

July 24, 2018

Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the nation’s self-advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves, opportunities to make new friends and to learn from their mistakes. Bridgewell self-advocates Dianna, Flo, Justin and Bill attended the...

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What is Stigma?

May 18, 2017

From the National Alliance on Mental Illness: People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying and even discrimination. This can make their journey to recovery longer and more difficult. Stigma is when someone, or you yourself, views you in a negative way because you have a mental health condition. Some people describe stigma as shame that can be felt...

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Bridgewell Proud Member of ABH

December 13, 2016

For over 30 years, the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) has been the leading advocacy organization in Massachusetts’ mental health and addiction services arena. Fighting for high-quality, community-based care for families and individuals with mental illness, addiction and substance-use disorders, ABH provides leadership and statewide coordination on important public policy, financing, preferred clinical models and quality assurance issues. ABH is...

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Legalizing Recreational Marijuana: Think Before You Vote

November 8, 2016

By Mark S. Kennard, Executive Director of Project COPE Featured in Lynn Daily Item on November 2, 2016. Voters have a critical decision this November on whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts.  Even those who advocate for the use of marijuana for medical purposes should carefully consider the full impact of legalizing the sale of marijuana for recreational use....

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National Recovery Month

September 13, 2016

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who...

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Bridgewell’s Project COPE Opens New Outpatient Clinic in Lynn

September 17, 2015

Held in conjunction with National Recovery Month, Project COPE, an affiliate of Bridgewell, held an open house on September 14 at our new clinic on 66 Silsbee Street in Lynn. Since 1970, Project COPE has been a leading provider of community-based prevention, education and treatment for individuals and their families struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Project COPE merged with...

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Autism Services Legislative Breakfast at Bridgewell

April 16, 2015

Hosted by the Citizen’s Advisory Board of the Metro North Area office of the Department of Developmental Services and Bridgewell Last week, in timing with Autism Awareness month, Citizen’s Advisory Board (CAB) of the Metro North Area office of the Department of Developmental Services hosted a Legislative Breakfast at Bridgewell’s Rosewood Drive Day Habilitation Center. Pictured: Matthew, who shared his experience...

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Bridgewell Attends the 2015 ADDP Annual Conference & Expo

April 6, 2015

Bridgewell was proud to sponsor the 2015 ADDP Annual Conference & Expo, which was held on March 27. In addition to being an event sponsor, several members of the Bridgewell community attended the conference. Pictured Above: Keynote Speaker Tatyana McFadden, 2014 Sochi Paralympian Silver Ski Champion, poses with Bridgewell’s Kelly Pottie. Members of the Bridgewell community were recognized with 2015...

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Autism Services – Parent Testimonial

March 31, 2015

Rosewood Parent: Cathy Johnson Below is a snippet from a 2013 video. Connor was one of the first individuals to attend our Rosewood Drive program. Update Since Filming: “Eighteen months after we recorded that video, Connor continues to make great progress at Rosewood.  Bridgewell has expanded their autism program and recently opened Rosewood II, where Connor is now working at...

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