Cooley Dickinson Health Care and the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Western Massachusetts (NAMI-WM) present an event for Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2017.

Join us on May 19th for a panel discussion featuring state and federal perspectives on mental healthcare. Topics will include:

  • Why parity is important
  • Breaking down stigma
  • What’s been accomplished with respect to mental health parity
  • What’s next? Future directions? And how will changes to the Affordable Care Act impact behavioral health services?
  • How should we advocate and what should we be advocating for?

Friday, May 19, 9am to 11:30am
Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street, Northampton

Breakfast will be available at 9am, followed by welcoming remarks, introductions, and presentations by peer groups. Then the panel will discuss mental health care. There will be time for Q&A and discussion.

Peer Presentations By:

Western Mass Recovery Learning Community

Panelists include:

MA Senate President Stan Rosenberg
Rep. Peter Kocot (Invited)
Mass. DMH Director Julie Schwager
NAMI representative Ella Smolenski
Dr. Peter Halperin – CDHC
Staff from Sen. Warren’s office

When May 19, 2017
9:00 am


Northampton Senior Center
67 Conz Street
Northampton, MA 01060