Flanagan to Host Mental Health Month Kickoff Event

By Leominster Champion | on April 20, 2017

ARDNER — State Sen. Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) will be hosting the 15th annual Mental Health Month Kick Off event at Mount Wachusett Community College on Wednesday, April 26 at 4 p.m.

This year’s speaking program will feature Dr. Heather Brenhouse from Northeastern University. Brenhouse is an assistant professor of psychology at Northeastern focusing on behavioral neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, and psychology. Her research has been funded by the Brain Behavior Research Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. Brenhouse will be presenting on her research, specifically the brain’s reaction to trauma in children.

Prior to the speaking program, there will be a provider information fair featuring human services agencies from all over North Central Massachusetts. This fair will offer resources and guidance from representatives of the various agencies. The provider fair will begin at 4 p.m., and the speaking program will follow at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

If you have questions regarding this event, or would like to have your business or agency featured during the provider fair, please call Flanagan’s office at (617) 722-1230.