So, as Rosie D. implementation moves forward, we are going to need additional resources to make this happen. This was some good news from Harrington Hospital in Southbridge MA....
Southbridge, Mass.— On Thursday, May 8, 2008, at 5:30 PM, State Senator Richard Moore and State Representative Geraldo Alicea will join local families and mental health professionals to celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Day at Harrington Memorial Hospital’s George B. Wells Human Services Center. The ceremony, held at 54 Oakes Avenue in Southbridge, will showcase the community’s progress with children’s mental health initiatives and will include a ribbon cutting to open Harrington’s office for its Intensive Family Services Program, which recently relocated.
The third annual National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of effective programs for children’s mental health issues; demonstrate how these initiatives promote positive youth development, recovery, and resilience; and to show how children can thrive in the community.
“National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day provides an important opportunity for our community to show how children and youth with mental health needs, as well as their families, thrive when they have the right supports and services available,” said Mirza Lugardo, Director of Harrington’s Intensive Family Services Program.
The Intensive Family Services Program at Harrington works with children and adolescents who have been clinically diagnosed and are being treated for mental disorders. This program is contracted by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. For more information about the Intensive Family Services Program, call 508-765-9167, ext. 4207.
We should all consider joining their celebration!