Susan moved to a new MHA residence for people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Four years ago, she suffered multiple strokes, but with therapy and hard work she recovered her ability to speak. And is now helping to give voice to others.
Each year on the fourth day of July, people across the country celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, parades and patriotic displays of red, white and blue. Importantly, we celebrate being a great nation that believes in freedom for all. At MHA (Mental Health Association), “Independence Day” is actually something we celebrate throughout the year. Based here in Western Mass, MHA is a non-profit provider of residential and support services for individuals and [...]
Last year alone, drug overdoses killed 72,000 Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that record number reflects a 10% increase from the year before. In Massachusetts alone, there were more than 2,000 deaths due to overdose in 2017. It’s an epidemic that we, as a community, must fight. Last week, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law new legislation that expands opioid addiction treatment in Massachusetts. The [...]