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324A Springfield St., Agawam, MA 01001 (413) 786-9139;
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental-health organization dedicated to building better lives for people affected by mental illness; conducts education programs to ensure families, individuals, friends, and caregivers get the support and information they need; conducts efforts to shape national public policy; provides free referral, information, and support; leads public-awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and an annual walkathon, to fight stigma and encourage understanding
187 High St., Holyoke, MA 01040 (413) 540-1234;
Provides services to individuals in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties; adult, child, and adolescent individual and family outpatient mental-health services and psychiatry with offices located in Holyoke, Chicopee, Easthampton, Springfield, and Westfield; Massachusetts-certified gambling specialists; substance-use services; school- based mental-health services in Holyoke, Chicopee, Easthampton, Amherst, Westfield, and Granby public schools as well as select schools in Springfield, East Longmeadow, Hatfield, South Hadley, and Hadley and on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College; school-based health centers/teen clinics located at Holyoke High School North, Dean Campus, and Peck School; Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative services; the HIV/ AIDS Project; CONCERN: Employee Assistance Program for local businesses, organizations, and municipalities; programs staffed by bilingual/bicultural professionals
140 High St., Unit 230, Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 495-1500;
Community-based, behavioral healthcare organization offering a continuum of services including adult behavioral health, substance-abuse counseling, children’s behavioral health, day services, autism services, and early childhood services
5 Franklin St., Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 584-1460;
Accredited by Clubhouse International and driven by a belief in recovery through work, Viability clubhouse programs provide members with a supportive environment to increase their vocational, educational, and social skills; locations include Berkshire Pathways in Pittsfield, Odyssey House in Holyoke, Forum House in Westfield, Lighthouse in Springfield, Star Light Center in Florence, and Tradewinds in Southbridge
103 Myron St., Suite A, West Springfield, MA 01089 (413) 592-1980;
Mental-health outpatient clinic providing a variety of services, including geriatric mental health, individual and group psychotherapy, diagnostic evaluations, CANS assessments for MassHealth children under 21, medication management for age 18 and up, consultation with families of elders with dementia, neuropsychological testing for adults/elders, family therapy and consultation; WCFC provides bilingual services, as well as outreach for those unable to make it to the clinic
103 Myron St., Suite A, West Springfield, MA 01089 (413) 592-1980;
21 Olander Dr., Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 585-1300;
294 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376 (413) 774-5558;
100 University Dr., 2nd Floor, Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 582-0100;
Comprehensive psychiatric services for residents and their families in long-term living facilities; as consultants to long-term-living facilities and primary-care physicians, NEG clinicians evaluate and treat residents referred to them with a physician’s order; a resident, family, or facility staff member may request services; services are billed directly to the resident’s health insurance; team consists of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, neuropsychologists, licensed mental-health counselors, and social workers; services are free to facilities that contract with New England Geriatrics
Individual counseling and innovative group therapies for children, adolescents, and adults who are dealing with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, substance-use disorders, physical/sexual abuse and other trauma, relationship and family concerns, school-adjustment problems, pain-management challenges, and obsessive-compulsive disorders; also providing psychological testing, psychiatric care, and medication services; clinics are located in Amherst, Greenfield, Holyoke, Northampton, and Pittsfield
The United Arc provides advocacy and support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Western Mass; programs include adult services, positive parenting, family support, and self-advocacy
Provides a continuum of care for patients with eating disorders; psychiatric inpatient services; medical, behavioral, and nutritional care
  Teeing Up for Mental Health
RGiver Valley Counseling Center Golf Tournament Raises Funds, Awareness
olfers had a great time on and the good folks at River Valley Counseling off the course at River Valley enough for allowing us to be part of this Counseling Center’s (RVCC) great event each year,” said Frank McNeil,
sixth annual golf tournament held on Sept. chief strategy officer at Action Ambulance
10 at the East Mountain Country Club
in Westfield. The event raised $32,000 to support the essential services that RVCC provides to children and teens in the community, in schools, and through local partnerships. The event also raised aware- ness about mental health and the critical role RVCC plays in bringing hope to those who receive its services.
“River Valley Counseling Center has continued to be a ray of hope during the COVID pandemic,” said Rosemarie Ansel, RVCC’s executive director. “Our team has pivoted successfully to meet the needs of the youth in the communities we serve dur- ing this challenging time. The funds raised will help us to continue providing caring, compassionate, and life-saving services to those in need.”
The event was made possible through
From left, Rock Thibeault, Dale Meehan McNeil, Frank McNeil, and Brian Drury from presenting sponsor Action Ambulance.
Services. “We know our support allows RVCC the ability to extend their services out into the community and help those who need it the most. We certainly share that mission. We can’t wait until next year.”
River Valley Counseling Center is a multi-faceted mental-health agency and a member of Valley Health Systems in Holy- oke, which also includes Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke VNA Hospice Life Care, and Holyoke Medical Group. RVCC’s services include outpatient mental-health clinics, substance-use services, school- based health centers (teen clinics); CBHI
services; the HIV/AIDS Project; CON- CERN Employee Assistance Program; and mental-health services in schools, physician offices, and community organizations. v
 the sponsorships of local businesses, including Action Ambulance Service Inc. as the presenting sponsor.
“On behalf of myself, our Regional Vice President Rock Thibeault, and our entire Pioneer Valley division, we can’t thank

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