This from Susan Maritan –
Registration is Open for New Life’s 5K Fundraising Run/Walk
New Life Furniture Bank is excited to announce its 1st Annual New Life 5K Trail Run. This fundraising event will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds in Medfield, MA.
Come out for a day of competition and fun in the fresh air at a beautiful and natural venue for the area’s most avid runners, walkers and everyone in between. (Pets welcome too!) The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in what promises to be an annual family event not to be missed!
Registration is open now! The first 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. To register or for additional information, go to www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun.
New Life Furniture Bank is a 501(c)3 non-profit that collects high-quality gently-used furniture and household essentials and makes them available at no cost to individuals and families in extraordinary need.
New Life has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people transitioning from a homeless environment, victims of fire, military veterans and refugees, among others. Visit us at newlifefb.org.
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The William James Interface Referral Service
The School Department and the town signed up with The William James Interface Referral Service, which is a mental health referral service for any resident. Interface phones are answered by mental health professionals, and they match callers with appropriate clinical staff. Interface does the legwork, and makes referrals based on the variables. The service became available for Medfield residents November 1. See the Interface website for other resources – William James Interface Referral Service
The full MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Report has been put on-line by the schools. I am not sure if this is the first year the full report has been made available, as I know in the past only summaries were distributed. Great to see the actual data.
A few things I noticed from scanning it:
- fair amount of alcohol and marijuana use
- lots and lots of stress
- some pressured to provide sex
- few parents control and/or discuss on-line use and time
I was interested to learn at a recent Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) (www.MedfieldCares.org) meeting that the kids generally do not believe the data about alcohol and drug use affecting their brains, based on their push back to Dr. Ruth Potee when she was presenting the facts to them at her recent talk at Medfield High School.
The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention, is a newly formed steering-committee (created September 2017) of community members/professionals who desire to create a coalition that promotes mental health resources. We recognize that a public health crisis has touched our town and by coming together, we can form an initiative that raises awareness and has the potential to save lives . The MCSP has created this GoFundMe account
in order to raise funds that will:
- hire a consultant to effectively guide our development of a strategic plan for suicide prevention among all ages in Medfield
- create and disseminate printed resources
- fund future QPR trainings
[The Medfield Coalition for Suicide Prevention is a program of Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP).]
Funds raised will benefit:
Interface, the mental health referral service brought to town by the combined efforts of the schools and police is now operational, and residents can get services.
The following is from the Superintendent’s blog –
This post will highlight our new partnership with Interface Referral Service
Medfield Public Schools and Town of Medfield Collaborate to Fund Interface
We are pleased to announce a new referral service for all students and residents of Medfield. The Medfield Public Schools and the Town of Medfield have teamed up with William James College to provide a referral service that provides a wide range of valuable resources related to mental health and wellness for the benefit of children, adults and families, as well as educators and mental health professionals.
In addition to the resources on their website, the William James Interface Referral Service maintains a mental health and wellness referral helpline Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 888-244-6843 (toll free). This is a free, confidential referral service for individuals across the lifespan living in Medfield. Callers are matched with licensed mental health providers from their extensive database. Each referral meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller. More information about the service and terms of confidentiality can be found here on the new Interface- Medfield page.
Last Chance for Early-Bird Registration
Don’t be scared – there’s still time to register for the 2017 MFi Angel Run. Early-Bird registration closes tonight at Midnight!
It’s not too late – register today!
|If you haven’t registered yet, you have until Midnight tonight. Register now while the Angel Run shirt is still included and before the price goes up.
- Date: Sunday December 3, 2017
- Time: 12:30pm
- Location: Medfield High School
- Cost: $25 per person which includes the Angel Run shirt – through today only
If you miss the deadline today, you can still register online before the race for $30 per person though we are sorry that doesn’t include a shirt. Don’t miss out!
|Donate $50 with your registration and you can put a special message on the back of the Angel Run shirt. Your donation helps support Medfield residents in need.
|Needham Bank is the Exclusive Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 MFi Angel Run
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Medfield Town House
459 Main Street
Medfield, MA 02052